Publications and Presentations

Public engagement and social responsibility

International

2019

  • McDonnell S (2019). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care Mental Health Foundation: Auckland, New Zealand, 28 June
  • McDonnell S (2019) Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand, 26 June
  • McDonnell S (2019). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care Postvention Australia 6th Conference ‘Building Hope Together’: Sydney, Australia, 14 June
  • McDonnell S (2019).  Suicide Bereavement Looking Forward and Instilling Hope Postvention Australia 6th Conference ‘Building Hope Together’: Sydney, Australia, 13 June
  • Biesenbach P (German Minister of Justice), McDonnell S and Paul C (2019). ‘When Someone Dies by Suicide: Panel Discussion’ International Suicide Prevention Conference ‘When Someone Dies by Suicide’: Cologne, Germany, 26 February
  • McDonnell S (2019). Suicide Bereavement Research: Impact on Practice International Suicide Prevention Conference ‘When Someone Dies by Suicide’: Cologne, Germany, 24 February

2018

  • McDonnell S (2018). Suicide Bereavement: Research, Training and Consultancy 1st Annual Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care Summit: London, 29-30 May

2016

  • McDonnell S (2016). Empowering Staff to Care for Those Bereaved by Suicide Centre for Recovery and Social Inclusion 9th Annual Conference ‘Building Bridges, Connecting for Life’: Cork, Republic of Ireland, 8 June

2014

  • McDonnell S (2014). Identifying the Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide and Health Professionals Responsible for their Care University of New England, Armidale, Australia

2013

McDonnell S (2013). Parents’ Experiences of Being Bereaved by Suicide Console World Suicide Prevention Day Conference: Dublin, Republic of Ireland


National

2019

  • McDonnell S (2019).  Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved or Impacted by Suicide Quality and Safety Learning Event ‘Change is the End Result of all True Learning’: Mental Health and Learning Disability Division, St. Asaph, Wales, 22 November
  • McDonnell, S (2019). Postvention Research: Ultimately Helping to Save Lives by Informing Policy and Practice Time for Change ‘THRIVE’ Jersey Inaugural Conference: St Helier, Jersey, 25 October
  • McDonnell S (2019). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved or Affected by Suicide Together We’re Better Suicide Prevention Conference: North Staffordshire Combined Health Care NHS Trust: Stoke-on-Trent, 11 October
  • McDonnell S, Hunt I, Flynn S, McGale B, Shaw J and Smith S (2019).  Findings from the National Suicide Bereavement Survey Suicide Bereavement UK 8th International Conference ‘Suicide Bereavement: What about Us?’: Manchester, 25 September
  • McDonnell S (2019). Looking Forward, Instilling Hope for Those Impacted by Suicide South Yorkshire Bassetlaw ICS Suicide Prevention Programme: Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 24 July
  • McDonnell S (2019). Identifying the Needs of Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care Round Table Meeting, St Albans City Council: St Albans, 17 May

2018

  • McDonnell S (2018). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Staff Conference: Reading, 4 December
  • McDonnell S (2018). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Who Come Into Contact With Them Midlands and East Regional Suicide Prevention Conference ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’: Coventry, 30 October
  • McDonnell S (2018). Experiences of Conducting a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship North West Association of Winston Churchill Fellows: Preston, 7 October
  • McDonnell S (2018). Giving a Voice to those Bereaved by Suicide and Clinicians Responsible for Their Care Norfolk’s 2nd Suicide Prevention Learning Event, Norfolk County Council Suicide Prevention Partnership: Norfolk, 3 October
  • McDonnell S (2018). Flynn S, McGale B, Smith S, Bates S, Hunt I (2018). The Impact of Suicide: Preliminary Findings Suicide Bereavement UK’s 7th International Conference, Manchester, 26 September
  • McDonnell S, Flynn S, McGale B, Smith S, Bates S, Hunt I (2018) The National Suicide Bereavement Survey National Suicide Prevention Alliance Forum, National Council for Voluntary Organisations: London 2 May

2017

  • McDonnell S (2017). Flynn S, McGale B, Smith S, Bates S and Hunt I (2017). The National Suicide Bereavement Survey Palace of Westminster, Portcullis House 15 November
  • McDonnell S (2017). The Development of PABBS Training National Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) Annual Conference: Leicester. 1 November
  • McDonnell S (2017). The Development of PABBS Training Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC) Annual Conference: Liverpool, 28 October
  • McDonnell S (2017). Durham CRUSE Annual Conference: Durham, 14 October
  • McDonnell S (2017). The Development of PABBS Training Launch of Paul’s Place, Beacon Counselling: Liverpool, 13 October
  • McDonnell S (2017).  Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved By Suicide and Clinicians Responsible for Their Care Royal College of Psychiatrists General Adult Psychiatric Annual Conference: Gateshead, 5 October
  • McDonnell S, Hunt I, Flynn S, McGale B, Shaw J and Smith S (2017). The Importance of the National Suicide Bereavement Study. Suicide Bereavement UK 6th International Conference ‘Suicide Bereavement: Looking Forward Instilling Hope’: Manchester, 27 September
  • McDonnell S (2017).  Findings from the PABBS Study National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Committee, Development of ‘Suicide prevention guidelines in community and custodial settings: Postvention’: London, 8 September 
  • McDonnell S (2017). Bereavement through Suicide and Impact on Families and Young People Brake Conference: Birmingham
  • McDonnell S (2017). Found St. Martin in the Fields People Bereaved by Suicide Memorial Service, London, 4 March
  • McDonnell S (2017). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Health Professionals Who Support Them. South West Yorkshire Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust Suicide Prevention Learning Day, Wakefield, 18th January
  • McDonnell, S. (2017) Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Health Professionals Who Support Them Suicide and Self Harm, Royal College of Psychiatrists: London, 17 January
  • McDonnell S, Cordingley L and Smith S (2017). PABBS: Presenting Findings to Research Participants who Informed Development of the Training If U Care Share Foundation, Durham 12 January

2016

  • McDonnell S, Hunt I, Flynn S, McGale B, Shaw J and Smith S (2016). Suicide Bereavement Research: Working Together to Make a Difference. Suicide Bereavement UK 5th National Conference ‘Working Together to Make a Difference’: 28 September
  • McDonnell S (2016). Identifying Good Practice in the Field of Suicide Bereavement Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: London
  • McDonnell S (2016). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care SPIN Conference: Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, 13 September
  • McDonnell S (2016). The Development of PABBS Suicide Bereavement Training Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service Annual Conference: Leeds, 10 September
  • McDonnell S (2016). Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved Staffordshire Suicide Prevention Symposium: Dudley, Staffordshire, 9 September
  • McDonnell S (2016). Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved The British Psychological Society North West England Branch: Manchester, 23 June
  • McDonnell S (2016). Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved, Pint of Science Festival ‘Breaking the Silence’: Manchester, 23 May
  • McDonnell S (2016). Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved CRUSE Bereavement Care Conference ‘Suicide – Help Me to Help Others’: Leyland, Lancashire, 25 February
  • McDonnell S (2016). Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved State of Mind Ireland Conference ‘Inspiring Hope: What’s Your State of Mind? Sport Recovery and Mental Illness’: Belfast, 18 February

2015

  • McDonnell S (2015). Postvention: Reflecting on our Progress in England. Coroners’ Courts Volunteer North West Conference: Liverpool, 13 November
  • McDonnell S (2015). Postvention: Reflecting on our Progress in England. Sheffield NHS Foundation Trust Conference ‘Why Won’t You Talk to Us?’: Sheffield, 15 October
  • McDonnell S, Kapur N, Shaw J, Chew-Graham C, McGale B, Smith S and Cordingley L (2015). Postvention: Reflecting on Our Progress 4th National Suicide Bereavement UK Conference ‘Suicide Bereavement: Bridging the Gap Between What we Know and What we Do’: Manchester, 24 September
  • McDonnell S, Kapur N, Shaw J, Chew-Graham C, McGale B, Smith S and Cordingley L  (2015). Identifying the Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide and those Responsible for Their Care Saving the Next Life: Public Health Durham, 9 September
  • Scanlon T, McDonnell S, Fincham B, Betts K and Brown C (2015). Debate: Surviving Suicide?  How can Those Left behind Ever Make Sense of a Death through Suicide? SICK Festival: Bristol, 18 March
  • McDonnell S (2015). The Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide National Meeting on Suicide Bereavement, Choose Life, Scotland: Edinburgh, 31 March.
  • McDonnell S (2015). The Missing Gap in Suicide Prevention Presented at the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry: London, 30 January

2014

  • McDonnell S, Kapur N, Shaw J, Chew-Graham C, Smith S, McGale B and Cordingley L (2014). Giving a Voice to Parents Bereaved by Suicide and Health Professionals Responsible for their Care Suicide Bereavement UK 3rd National Annual Conference ‘Suicide Bereavement: The Missing Link in Suicide Prevention’: Manchester, 23 September
  • McDonnell S, Chew-Graham C, Kapur N, Shaw J, McGale B, Smith S and Cordingley L (2014).  Giving a Voice to Parents Bereaved by Suicide Building Resilience and Wellbeing in Sport: Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Sunderland

2013

  • McDonnell S (2013). Suicide Bereavement: The Missing Link in Suicide Prevention. Choose Life National Forum (Launch of the Scottish Suicide Prevention Strategy), Choose Life NHS Scotland: Glasgow, 2 December
  • McDonnell S (2013). Identifying the Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide ‘Suicide: The Hidden Killer’: Harrogate, Yorkshire, 22 November
  • McDonnell S (2013). The Trauma of Suicide Suicide Bereavement Forum, Derbyshire NHS Foundation Trust, Leicestershire
  • McDonnell S (2013). Impact on Parents and Family – The Development of a Parental Suicide Bereavement Training Pack. Suicide Prevention Conference: Preston, 15 May
  • McDonnell S, Kapur N, Chew-Graham J, Shaw C, Peters J and Cordingley L (2013). Parents’ Experience of Finding their Deceased Child Suicide Bereavement UK 2nd National Annual Conference ‘Suicide Bereavement is Everyone’s Business: Policy, Research and Practice’: Manchester, 18 September
  • McDonnell S (2013). The Development of a Parental Suicide Bereavement Training Pack for Health Professionals. Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference ‘What Do You Think You Are Doing? An Exploration into What Works’: Leeds, 21 May
  • McDonnell S (2013). The Experiences and Perceived Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide CALM North West Reducing Suicide Summit: Manchester, 17 May
  • McDonnell S (2013). The Experiences and Perceived Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide Coroners’ Courts Volunteer Conference: London, 15 March

2012

  • McDonnell S (2012). Suicide Bereavement: The Missing Link in Suicide Prevention (Keynote speaker) PAPYRUS, Prevention of Young Suicide Annual Conference: Bristol
  • McDonnell S, Kapur N, Chew-Graham CA, Shaw J, Peters J and Cordingley L (2012). The Development of a Parental Suicide Bereavement Training Pack for Health Professionals. Manchester Suicide Bereavement Conference ‘Looking at the Problems, Looking for Solutions’: Manchester, 27 September

2005

  • McDonnell S, Cordingley L, Kapur N and Appleby L (2005). Grief Responses of Parents Bereaved by Suicide: Contact with Professionals 12th British Isles Workshop on Research and Suicide and Deliberate Self Harm: Oxford, 8 November

2000

  • McDonnell S, Cordingley L, Kapur N and Appleby L (2000). Identifying the Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide 7th British Isles Workshop on Suicide and Deliberate Self Harm: Oxford, 7 November
  • McDonnell S, Cordingley L, Kapur N and Appleby L (2000). Identifying the Needs of Parents Bereaved by Suicide Presented at 7th British Isles Workshop on Suicide and Deliberate Self Harm, Oxford

Local

2020

  • McDonnell S (2020). Sick of the Needs of Those Bereaved by Suicide Being Overlooked SOS, Sick of Suicide Conference: Ramsbottom, Lancashire 29 March

2019

  • McDonnell S (2019). Looking Forward, Instilling Hope for Those Impacted by Suicide Nurses’ Suicide Awareness Day: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Rochdale, 17 December
  • McDonnell S (2019). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved or Affected by Suicide Coroners Court Support Service, North West Regional Meeting: Manchester 4 October
  • McDonnell S (2019). Suicide Bereavement Research: Impact on Practice NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC Meeting, University of Manchester Innovation Centre 25 April
  • McDonnell S (2019). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Those Responsible for Their Care Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Learning Event ‘Helping Families Bereaved by Suicide’: Manchester 17 January

2018

  • McDonnell S (2018). Suicide Bereavement Bury Suicide Prevention Group: Bury, 29 November
  • McDonnell S (2018). The Other Side of the Coin! Samaritans AGM, Bury, 11 June

2017

  • McDonnell S (2017). Giving a Voice to Those Bereaved by Suicide and Health Professionals Who Support Them. Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust Annual Conference: Manchester 20 March

2016

  • McDonnell S (2016). Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved Ashton Suicide Prevention Subgroup: Ashton-Under-Lyne, 11 May
  • McDonnell S (2016). Suicide: The Impact on the Bereaved Wigan Suicide Prevention Group Meeting: Wigan 24 March

2014

  • McDonnell S (2014). The Development of a Suicide Bereavement Research Unit. Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Conference ‘Compassionate Care for Everyone: Nursing and Healthcare Professionals’ Strategy’: Manchester, 30 October

2013

  • McDonnell S (2013). The Development of a Parental Suicide Bereavement Resource for Health Professionals Creating Knowledge, Saving Lives Conference, Greater Manchester West NHS Trust: Manchester, 12 September