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SOBS Conference – Cheltenham

Attended SOBS Conference in Gloucester: Student Mental Health – ‘Dont Gamble with your life’ run by our dear friend Trish Thomas MBE, their longest serving volunteer. Share on Facebook Share on X Share on LinkedIn

Cologne Conference

Dr Sharon McDonnell presented at the Thomas Morus Academy in Cologne to discuss her research into suicide bereavement. She was invited to speak by Andrea Walraven-Thissen RN MHP, Strategic Critical Incident Manager, Suicide postvention Speaker, Author and expert in Psychotraumatology.

Bury Samaritans

Sharon was thrilled to be invited to give a talk at her local Samaritans AGM in Bury, Manchester.

MENTAL ELF Podcast with Dr Sharon McDonnell

Public Health England Referred to the National Suicide Bereavement Survey

Dr. Sharon McDonnell and her research team, are currently conducting a national suicide bereavement survey, at the University of Manchester in collaboration with Support After Suicide Partnership.  This was referred to in Public Health England’s Blog

Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care Summit

Dr Sharon McDonnell and Paul Higham from Suicide Bereavement UK attended the Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care Summit in London https://www.nhscc.org/events/ur

PABBS In-House Training – Gloucester NHS Foundation Trust – MAY 2018

Thrilled to have delivered a successful in-house PABBS training to a passionate audience at 2GETHER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST in Gloucester https://www.2gether.nhs.uk/

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 Independence 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.