News & Events Archive

BBC Breakfast – Coronation Street Suicide Storyline


NSPA Conference – London


University of Manchester – Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr Sharon McDonnell who was awarded 2nd place in the University of Manchester’s staff volunteer of the year award. This was awarded to Sharon for all the fantastic work that she done in suicide bereavement.

51st Annual AAS Conference – Washington, DC

Dr Sharon McDonnell was invited to present at the 51st Annual American Association of Suicideology Conference in Washington DC.

PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training – 11th & 12th April – Manchester


PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training – 21st Feb – Manchester

Another successful PABBS suicide bereavement training day in Manchester. Attendees included psychiatric nurses, serious incident investigators, prison staff and researchers etc. Scotland, Wales and England were represented on this training event. Feedback on the evaluation forms was exceptional.

PABBS In-House Training – Gloucester County Council – FEB 2018


NSPA Conference

Suicide Bereavement UK team attended the NSPA Conference at the Oval in London on January 31st 2018 to keep up-to-date with current findings in the field of suicide prevention. The following link, provides presentation slides.

National Suicide Bereavement Survey mentioned in Papyrus Newsletter

We are thrilled that Papyrus have taken the time to include information about the National Suicide Bereavement Survey in their newsletter.

Dr Sharon McDonnell is mentioned in the Associates of Independance Celebates (AOIC) Newsletter

AOIC Conference told of new survey by expert

Dr Sharon McDonnell will be presenting suicide bereavement survey in Westminster

Dr Sharon McDonnell will be presenting pilot findings from the national suicide prevention survey in Westminster on the 15th November 2017, which has been kindly organised by Madeleine Moon (Bridgend MP).  This research project is a collaboration between the University of Manchester an

Suicide Bereavement UK will have an exhibition table at the 7th Culture and International Mental Health Conference in Manchester.

The Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry research group, based at the University of Manchester are organising the 7th Culture and International Mental Health Conference on the 8th November 2017.

Dr Sharon McDonnell will be presenting at The Independent Funeral Directors Annual Conference in Leicester

Dr. Sharon McDonnell will be presenting her work in suicide bereavement research at the Independent Funeral Directors annual conference at the Leceister Tigers stadium, in Leceistershire.

Dr Sharon McDonnell is the key note speaker at the Associates of Independent Celebrants (AOIC) Conference in Liverpool

Dr Sharon McDonnell is the Keynote speaker  at the Association of Independent Celebrants annual conference on the 28th October 2017 and

Dr Sharon McDonnell presenting at the Cruse Bereavement Care North East Region Conference 2017

Dr Sharon McDonnell is the keynote speaker at the Cruse Bereavement Care North East Region in Murton, Sunderland on Saturday October 14th 2017.

Dr. Sharon McDonnell Presents at the launch of ‘Pauls Place’

Sharon will be presenting  at the Launch of ‘Paul’s Place’ today at Liverpool Athenaeum.  This is a specialist FREE postvention bereavement counselling service, for those bereaved by suicide in Liverpool.

Dr Sharon McDonnell was interviewed by ITV for Granada Reports

Sharon appeared on ITV last night to support a new charity in Liverpool called ‘Paul’s Place’ and she will be a key speaker at the launch in Liverpool on Friday 13th October at the Liverpool Athenaeum.

Charlotte Starkey’s review of Suicide Bereavement UK’s 2017 International Conference

We are thrilled that Charlotte Starkey has taken the time to write a very positive review about Suicide Bereavement UK’s 2017 International Conference in the International Network of Early Career Researchers in Suicide and Self-harm blog. Please refer to the link below

Dr Sharon McDonnell presenting at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference 2017

Dr Sharon McDonnell will be presenting her research at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference in Gateshead on Friday October 6th 2017.

Suicide Bereavement UK’s International Conference

The annual international suicide bereavement conference is a collaboration between Suicide Bereavement UK and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.