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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. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

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)

Neville Southall Refers to National Suicide Bereavement Survey

Neville Southall,  refers to the national suicide bereavement survey, whilst being interviewed on Talk Sport, which is  being led by Dr. Sharon McDonnell and her team at the University of Manchester in collaboration with Support After Suicide Partnership.

PABBS Training – October 2018

Full house at the PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training in Manchester.

PABBS Training – September 2018

Another successful day in Manchester with the PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training.

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2018 newsletter

Dr. Sharon McDonnell  was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to visit Australia and New Zealand to identify good practice in the field of suicide bereavement.  Her work is referred to in  Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2018 newsletter (page 11)

Dr SharonMcDonnell Interview with Radio Cornwall – 24th Aug 2018

Dr Sharon McDonnell from Suicide Bereavement UK  is Interviewed by Laurence Reed from BBC Radio Cornwall and talks about suicide bereavement and the UK suicide bereavement survey.

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

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