Consultancy in Suicide Bereavement                 

Suicide Bereavement UK provides consultancy on all aspects of suicide bereavement, examples include the following:

  • How to respond to and support those bereaved by suicide
  • How to develop a suicide bereavement service

SBUK’s team have over 60 years of combined experience working within the field of suicide bereavement and trauma.

Examples include

  • Our team have experience of working with children and families, adults, prisoners and professionals affected by suicide
  • Seventeen years of conducting suicide bereavement research
  • Setting up and delivering the first NHS suicide bereavement service in the UK in 2008
  • Developed and deliver evidence-based suicide bereavement training, informed by a three study, conducted at the University of Manchester, funded by the National Institute for Health Research and first of its kind internationally
  • Visited Australia, New Zealand and America to advance our understanding of suicide bereavement
  • Volunteered for several years at a Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) self-help group
  • Organised and delivered family retreats for families bereaved by suicide.

Our team have been members of advisory groups which have helped to develop key documents associated with suicide bereavement, some are noted below.

  • Help is at Hand, Support After Someone May Have Died by Suicide (PHE, 2015)
  • Developing and Delivering Local Bereavement Support Services (NSPA, 2016)
  • Support After Suicide: Evaluating Local Bereavement Services (NSPA, 2016)

Our work in suicide bereavement has also been referred to, in three parliamentary debates (Hansard, 2012, 2013 and 2015)
For more information
Contact: Dr. Sharon McDonnell
Tel: 01706 827 359