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NCISH Publishes Annual Suicide Report 2021

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) has just published its annual suicide report for 2021, with findings relating to those who died by suicide between 2008 and 2018. Data analysis has found that there are key issues regarding patient safety in some groups that have been most affected by […]

Charities Warn Of Suicide Risk In Asylum-Seeking Children

Leading child and migrant rights organisations around the UK have issued a warning that asylum-seeking children arriving in the country on their own are at risk of self-harm and death by suicide, with the risks being exacerbated by failures on the part of the Home Office to reach decisions regarding their asylum claims. In a […]

£5 Million In Funding To Support Suicide Prevention Services

The government has announced that a new £5 million fund has been launched to help support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector on suicide prevention services, intended to help meet increased demand being driven by the pandemic. The grant will focus on providing support to high-risk groups such as children and young people, […]

Ethnic Minority Groups Bereaved by Suicide


Suicide Bereavement: The Importance of Investing in ‘Lived Experience’

Suicide Bereavement: The Importance of Investing in ‘Lived Experience’

PABBS in-house training – Gloucester County Council


PABBS in-house training – Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


PABBS in-house training – Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust


Student Mental Health Event – Manchester

Suicide Bereavement UK had an exhibition stall at the Student Mental Health Event held at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Learning Event for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Dr Sharon McDonnell was a keynote speaker at the Learning Event for the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in St Asaph, North wales

PABBS in-house training for the ARMY – Preston


PABBS in-house training for the POLICE – Preston


Coroners Court Support Services

Dr Sharon McDonnell was a keynote speaker at the Coroners Court Support Services, North West Regional meeting in Manchester

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland


Cruse Annual Conference – Perth Scotland

Dr Sharon McDonnell will be giving a talk at the Cruse Annual Conference in Perth, Scotland on Saturday 7th September 2019. We will also have an exhibition table at the event with all our leaflets on show.

Suicide Bereavement UK’s 8th International Conference


SUICIDE – SAFER UNIVERSITIES

Universities UK & Papyrus refer to postvention in Suicide-Safer Universities document (p 26) and signpost readers to PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training, conducted at the University of Manchester funded by NIHR and 1st of its kind.

Dr Sharon McDonnell – honoray research fellow at University of Manchester

Dr Sharon McDonnell is an honoray research fellow at the University of Manchester. view her full bio at

The UK Suicide Epidemic May Be Much Worse Than We’ve Been Told

Inaccurate suicide statistics also means exposure to suicide is underestimated  – quotes from Dr Sharon McDonnell for Unilad. https://www.unilad.co.uk/featured/uk-suicide-epidemic-worse-reported/

Podcast interview with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, based in USA.

Title:  The Unimaginable Grief – Parents Bereaved by Their Childs suicide (episode 24)