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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. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

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.

Dr Sharon McDonnell provides expert testimony at a NICE committee meeting in London

Dr Sharon McDonnell provided expert testimony on suicide bereavement to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) committee on Friday  8th September 2017, which is currently developing guide

Launch of National Suicide Bereavement Survey

Dr Sharon McDonnell (Director of SBUK and Honorary Research Fellow) launched the National Suicide Bereavement Survey at the SBUK’s International Conference in Manchester on Septemebr 26th 2017. Launch of National Suicide Bereavement Survey

Media Launch of The National Suicide Bereavement Survey at the University of Manchester

NATIONAL SUICIDE SURVEY LAUNCHED – if you have been affected by suicide, please take part in the survey – go to

Supporting Suddenly Bereaved Children and Young People

Dr. sharon McDonnell is presenting in Birmingham at a seminar entitled ‘Supporting Suddenly Bereaved Children and Young People’

Suicide Prevention: Safer Mental Health Care

Dr. Sharon McDonnell is presenting at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust conference entitled Suicide Prevention: Safer Mental Health Care.

Time to Talk: A Service of Reflection for People Affected by Suicide.

Professor David Mosse organises this service held at St Martin-in-the-Field, Trafalgar Square, London, for those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Emergency and Essential Service Health & Wellbeing Network: Senior Management Team Conference

This event leads the way, as it focuses on the importance of focusing on the mental health of staff working in emergency services.

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance National Conference

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) is an alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations in England who collaborate to help reduce suicide and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Patient Safety Learning Event

Dr. Sharon McDonnell presented her work to health professionals at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at their Patient Safety Learning Event.

Suicide and Self Harm

Dr. Sharon McDonnell presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Suicide and Self Harm learning event.

National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England update published

The cross-Government National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England was published in 2012.

Support after a suicide: Developing and delivering local bereavement support services

The steps and processes in this section have been drawn from the practices of existing suicide postvention support services in England, with input from organisations delivering support services and from people bereaved or affected by suicide.