News & Events Archive

Dr Sharon McDonnell interview at Radio Manchester – 24th Aug 2018

Dr Sharon McDonnell being interviewed at BBC Radio Manchester to raise awareness of the UK suicide bereavement survey

Dr Sharon McDonnell interview at Radio City – 22nd Aug 2018

Dr Sharon McDonnell joins Mick Coyle from Radio City in Liverpool to share her story and to ask people to support her survey that will find out the true impact of suicide on those who lose loved ones. Sharon’s hoping more than 7000 people join it ahead of a the deadline on Aug 31st.

STOPPING MALE SUICIDE – BBC 2 Horizon Documentary

BBC Horizon Documentary – STOPPING MALE SUICIDE – This will be broadcast on BBC2 on Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 9pm

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Invite Dr. Sharon McDonnell to write a post about her Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship

Dr. Sharon McDonnell was invited to write a blog about her  Winston Churchill Memorial Travel  (WCMT) Travel Fellowship, which involved visiting Australia and New Zealand to learn about the work being conducted in Australia and New Zealand.  The blog includes a link to her WCMT report.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust annual report

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust have issued their annual report

Afternoon Tea at the House of Lords

Dr Sharon McDonnell and Paul Higham are honoured to have been invited by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, to attend an afternoon tea at the House of Lords.

Postvention Prison Training – due Spring 2019


Suicide Bereavement UK July 2018 Newsletter

We are proud to launch our 1st newsletter.https://suicidebereavementuk.com/newsletter/

PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training – 10th July – Manchester


Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network Launch

Many thanks to Marsha McAdam for inviting Paul Higham, Director of Suicide Bereavement UK to attend the Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network Launch in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network

Invited to attend Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network event in Oldham. Andy Burnham, Myor of Greater Manchester isis one of the speakers. Suicide Bereavement UK will be having an exhibition table

SOBS Conference – Cheltenham

Attended SOBS Conference in Gloucester: Student Mental Health – ‘Dont Gamble with your life’ run by our dear friend Trish Thomas MBE, their longest serving volunteer.

Cologne Conference

Dr Sharon McDonnell presented at the Thomas Morus Academy in Cologne to discuss her research into suicide bereavement. She was invited to speak by Andrea Walraven-Thissen RN MHP, Strategic Critical Incident Manager, Suicide postvention Speaker, Author and expert in Psychotraumatology.

Bury Samaritans

Sharon was thrilled to be invited to give a talk at her local Samaritans AGM in Bury, Manchester.

PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training – 5th June – Manchester


Sharon McDonnell takes over Neville Southall’s Twitter Account

Sharon was invited to take over Neville Southall’s twitter account from 7pm until 9pm.She talked to many of Nevilles followers, encouraging and motivating, mainly men, to take part in her suicide bereavement survey http:

MENTAL ELF Podcast with Dr Sharon McDonnell


Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care Summit

Dr Sharon McDonnell and Paul Higham from Suicide Bereavement UK attended the Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care Summit in London https://www.nhscc.org/events/ur

Public Health England Referred to the National Suicide Bereavement Survey

Dr. Sharon McDonnell and her research team, are currently conducting a national suicide bereavement survey, at the University of Manchester in collaboration with Support After Suicide Partnership.  This was referred to in Public Health England’s Blog

PABBS In-House Training – Gloucester NHS Foundation Trust – MAY 2018

Thrilled to have delivered a successful in-house PABBS training to a passionate audience at 2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST in Gloucester https://www.2gether.nhs.uk/