International Presentations

Public engagement, social responsibility and dissemination of key findings associated with suicide bereavement research are key priorities for Suicide Bereavement UK. This involves publishing articles in peer reviewed journals, presenting at local, national and international conferences, hosting an annual international suicide bereavement conference and presenting to the general public. Our work is predominantly delivered in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). However, Suicide Bereavement UK also present their work internationally, examples are noted below.

Africa

Durban

  • McDonnell, S., (2005) Cordingley, L. Kapur, N. & Appleby, L. Grief Responses of Parents Bereaved by Suicide: Contact With Professionals Before and After the Death. Presented at International Association for Suicide Prevention Conference (IASP) Durban, South Africa. 12th-16th September.

Asia

Israel

  • McDonnell, S. Chew-Graham, C. Kapur, N. Peters, J. Elton, J. and Cordingley, L (2012). The Development of a Parental Suicide Bereavement Pack for Health Professionals. Presented at 14th European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour. Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • McDonnell, S. Chew-Graham, C. Kapur, N. Peters, J. Elton, P. Shaw, J. and Cordingley. (2012). Negotiating Access to Data for a Study of Parental Suicide Bereavement: Challenges and Opportunities. Presented at 14th European Symposium of Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Malaysia

  • McDonnell, S. (2017) The Development of PABBS Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Training. International Association for Suicide Prevention Conference Kuching, Malaysia 18-22 July.

Australia

Melbourne

  • McDonnell, S. (2019) Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care. Postvention Australia 6th Conference, Building Hope Together, workshop, Sydney Masonic Centre, Australia, 14th June
  • McDonnell, S. (2019) Suicide Bereavement Looking Forward and Instilling Hope. Postvention Australia 6th Conference, Building Hope Together. Sydney Masonic Centre, Sydney, Australia, 13th June
  • McDonnell, S. (2014) Identifying the Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide and Health Professionals Responsible for their Care. University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
  • McDonnell, S., (2003) Cordingley, L. Kapur, N., and Appleby, L. Parental Suicide Bereavement. Presented at World Federation for Mental Health Biennial Conference. Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Europe

Germany

  • McDonnell, S. (2019) Suicide Bereavement Research: Impact on Practice, Thomas Morus Akadamie, International Suicide Prevention Conference, When Someone Dies by Suicide, Cologne, Germany, 24th February.
  • Biesenbach, P. (Minister of Justice), Germany, McDonnell, S. (Suicide Bereavement UK), England and Paul, C. Trauerinstitut, Holland (2019). ‘When Someone Dies by Suicide: Panel Discussion’ Thomas Morus Akadamie, International Suicide Prevention Conference, Cologne, Germany, 26th February.

Jersey

  • McDonnell, S. (2019) Postvention Research: Ultimately Helping to Save Lives by Informing Policy and Practice. Time for Change, THRIVE Jersey Jersey’s Inaugural Conference. The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey. 25th October.

Norway

  • McDonnell, S. (2013) Kapur, N. Appleby, N. Cordingley, L. Identifying how Parents Bereaved by Suicide are Informed of their Child’s Death and the Impact this has on their Grief Responses. Presented at The XXVII World Congress entitled ‘The International Association for Suicide Prevention: Preventing Suicidal Behaviour on Five Continents.’ Raddison Blu, Oslo, Norway. 24th September.

Republic of Ireland

  • McDonnell, S. (2016) Empowering Staff to Care for Those Bereaved by Suicide. Centre for Recovery and Social Inclusion 9th annual conference entitled ‘Building Bridges, Connecting for Life’ University College Cork, 8th June, Republic of Ireland.
  • McDonnell, S. (2013) Parents Experiences of Being Bereaved by Suicide. Presented at Console World Suicide Prevention Day Conference. Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. Republic of Ireland.

Slovenia

  • McDonnell, S. (2000) Cordingley, L. Kapur, N. and Appleby, L. (2000). Identifying the Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide. Presented at International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). Bled, Slovenia.

Spain

  • McDonnell, S., Lennox, C. Shaw, J. Yao, L. Zhang, N. and Senior, J. (2011). The Development of a Pilot Electronic Multi-Agency Information Sharing System for Mentally Disordered Offenders. Presented at the 11th International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) conference entitled ‘Towards Integrated Prevention’. Hotel Fira Palace, Barcelona.

North America

Canada

  • McDonnell, S. (2015) Kapur, N. Shaw, J. Chew-Graham, C. McGale, B. Smith, S. and Cordingley, L. (2015) Giving a Voice to Parents Bereaved by Suicide and Health Professionals who Support Them. Presented at The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) conference, Montreal, Canada 26th June.

USA

  • McDonnell, S. (2018) Flynn, S. McGale, B. Smith, S. Bates, S. Hunt, I. (2018) National Studies of Suicide Exposure and Bereavement. American Association of Suicidology, 51st annual conference, Washington, USA, 18th-21st April.
  • McDonnell, S. (2018) The Development of PABBS Evidence-Based Suicide Bereavement Training for Health Professionals. American Association of Suicidology, 51st annual conference, Washington, USA 18th-21st April.

Oceania

New Zealand

  • McDonnell, S. (2019) Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care. Mental Health Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand, 28th June
  • McDonnell, S. (2019) Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 26th June