News & Events Archive

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.

Support after a suicide: Evaluating local bereavement support services

This is a toolkit to help suicide bereavement services plan an evaluation using a 12 step approach.

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.

HOC Suicide Prevention Report

The House of Commons Health Committee have published their interim report on suicide prevention.

Barry McGale is keynote speaker in New York

Barry McGale is the keynote speaker at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Survivor Day Conference on the 19th November 2016

Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement

This one day event is hosted by the IWG for Death, Dying and Bereavement and co hosted by members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland and is being supported by the Scottish Government.

Impact of Suicide in the UK Study

Those bereaved or affected by suicide always outnumber the deceased and are also at increased risk of suicide.  Despite this little is known about the impact of suicide in the UK and how to best support the bereaved.

Support After Suicide, A Guide to Providing Local Services: A Practical Resource

This document has been designed to guide health and well-being boards, commissioners etc to understand why caring for those bereaved by suicide (termed as postvention) is a key aspect of local suicide prevention.

Mental health promotion and prevention training programmes

Public Health England have published a document which highlights mental health promotion and prevention training programmes.

National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide

October 2016: The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness have published their report.