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Gender-Affirming Care For Trans Youth ‘Could Cut Suicide Risks’

Trans youth who receive gender-affirming treatment could see a reduction in depression risk and in suicidal thoughts, according to a new study just published by researchers from the University of Washington. The study tracked the mental health of 104 transgender and non-binary people aged between 13 and 20 over the course of 12 months. During […]

Study Claims Ketamine Can Ease Suicidal Thoughts

Class B drug ketamine could be a potential treatment option for those suffering from severe suicidal thoughts, according to a new study carried out by the University of Montpellier revealing that the substance appeared to be effective at alleviating dark thoughts. The four-year study involved 156 people who had been admitted to hospital for mental […]

Online Safety Bill ‘Won’t Protect Adults From Suicide Dangers’

Suicide prevention charity Samaritans has issued a warning that the draft online safety bill, which is currently being considered by the Joint Select Committee, will not protect those who are at greater risk of suicide unless a loophole is closed. Chief executive Julie Bentley observed that the current proposals are not yet fit for purpose […]

Link Made Between Undiagnosed Autism & Suicide

A new study from the University of Nottingham and the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge has revealed a link between undiagnosed autism and death by suicide, demonstrating the need for earlier diagnosis and tailored support for suicide prevention. Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, the research involved analysis of 372 inquest […]

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 POLICE – Preston

PABBS in-house training for the ARMY – 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