Suicide Bereavement UK

Suicide Bereavement UK specialise in the following:

  • Suicide bereavement research;
  • Providing consultancy on postvention (care of those bereaved by suicide); and
  • Developing and delivering evidence-based suicide bereavement training



Suicide Bereavement UK deliver PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training. Informed by a three year study conducted at the University of Manchester, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and first of its kind internationally.


The suicide bereavement conference is a collaboration between Suicide Bereavement UK and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.  It provides a platform whereby individuals can network, share good practice in this newly developing field in the UK.


All research is led by Dr. Sharon McDonnell, who specialises in suicide bereavement research. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester and has strong links with key researchers in this field nationally and internationally.

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Suicide Bereavement UK Poem

Poet Jenny Berry was commissioned to write a poem for Suicide Bereavement UK. The poem reminds us all of the stigma often associated with suicide bereavement and the importance of those bereaved by suicide being able to talk about their loss.

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