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World Suicide Day

Dr. Sharon McDonnell is presenting at Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service event held on World Suicide Day, entitled  ‘Suicide We Know it Happens Let’s Talk About It’  at Leeds City Museum. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn

12th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium

Dr. Sharon McDonnell is presenting her research at the 12th annual suicide prevention symposium at Himley Hall Dudley.

16th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour

The ESSSB16 will be a tailored congress with an integrative and holistic focus on suicide and suicidal behaviours.

PHE (2016) Public Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Training Programme

One of Public Health England’s (PHE) key priorities is to improve the population’s mental health, well-being and prevent mental illness and suicide.

PABBS article published in the British Journal of General Practice

First article directly associated with the PABBS suicide bereavement training is published in the British Journal of General Practice.

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester refer to the paper published by Dr. Sharon McDonnell’s research team, which was published in the British Journal of General Practice.

PABBS research team publish their first paper

The PABBS research team published their first paper directly associated with the PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training in the British Journal of General Practice.

The Centre for Recovery and Social Inclusion Conference

Dr. Sharon McDonnell will be presenting at the 9th annual Centre for Recover and Social Inclusion Conference, entitled ‘Building Bridges: Connecting for Life’ at the University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland.

Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved

Dr. sharon McDonnell will be presenting at The British Psychological Society NW Branch free event entitled ‘Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved’.

Report on Child Suicides in England

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, based at the University of Manchester,  published a report today which studied 130 child suicides in England.

The Pint of Science Festival

Dr. Sharon McDonnell and Professor Nav Kapur will present at the Pint of Science Festival event entitled ‘Suicide Breaking the Silence’

Preston CRUSE conference

Dr. Sharon McDonnell will present her research at Preston CRUSE conference entitled ‘Suicide, Help Me to Help Others.

Office of National Statistics (ONS) published report on suicides in the UK: 2014 Registrations

In 2014, a total of 6,122 suicides of people aged 10 and over were registered in the UK, 120 fewer than in 2013 (a 2% decrease).

Men’s suicide debated in Westminster Hall

Dr. McDonnell’s research was referred to during the debate.

Clinical Research Award

Dr. Sharon McDonnell was short listed at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Clinical Research Award.

Help is at Hand

A revised version of the ‘Help is at Hand’ guidebook was developed by Public Health England (PHE).

Bridging the Gap Between What we Know and What we Do

The Manchester annual suicide bereavement conference entitled  ‘Bridging the Gap Between What we Know and What we Do’ was held at the Manchester Conference Centre on 24th September 2015.

National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH) published today

We collected information on all suicides in the UK between 2003-2013. Suicide figures show different patterns across the UK countries. In the general population suicide rates are higher in Scotland and Northern Ireland but recent rises have occurred mainly in England and Wales – the rate in Scotland has fallen over the last decade.

The National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group

The National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group Annual Report is published today.

All Party Parliamentary Group Report on Local suicide plans in England

This inquiry provides an analysis and evaluation of the current state of local suicide prevention plans in England, following on from All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Suicide and Self-harm Prevention’s previous report on Local Suicide Prevention Plans that was published in January 2013.