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PABBS – Manchester – April 2022

<p>This Postvention [PABBS] evidenced-based training is the best around and delivered on everything it promised. Well-paced, with knowledgeable facilitators, the training offered participants exactly what was promised. Equipping us with the skills to confidently support individuals who have sadly been bereaved by suicide.</p>

PABBS – Manchester – January 2022

<p>Having recently joined an organisation focused on Bereavement by Suicide I was glad to be enrolled on the PABBS course. I have trained and worked in Bereavement both privately and as a volunteer. This course for me not only enhanced my learning but added to my confidence working in the Bereaved by Suicide sector. The course was delivered sensitively in a warm and friendly environment safely. The subject matter was clear and presented professionally by caring individuals. It was amazing to listen to others experiences and share the knowledge in the room. I would recommend anybody working in this sector to look at this course and understand the benefits.</p>

PABBS – London – March 2022

<p>I attended the March 2022 PABBS training event in London where Angela and Lee facilitated the day with compassion, sensitivity, courage and openness all of which enabled rich discussion and collaborative thinking throughout. I came away from the day inspired and humbled but most notably equipped with deeper insights into postvention support which I hope can be integrated into the University community I currently work in.</p>

PABBS – Manchester – February 2022

<p>I recently attended the PABBS training. I would highly recommend it for any members of services or organisations that support people bereaved and affected by the suicide of another; especially those frontline services that encounter these tragic events and have to provide immediate support.</p> <p>The training benefits from being, as it proudly says, evidence based. That evidence, from national and international research, underpins all aspects of the training day. But the day also offered additional and important insights from the trainers’ own lived experience of being bereaved by suicide. That helped ‘ground’ and contextualise the theory and put real experience of surviving this loss at the centre of what presented and shared.  </p> <p>We were asked at the outset what we hoped to get from the day. Mine was that my knowledge and understanding, and my practice in my role, was ‘right’ and still relevant. It confirmed that, but also gave me new insights and perspectives that were vital and valuable.</p>

PABBS – Edinburgh – February 2022

<p>After attending the PABBS training delivered in Edinburgh, I would like to say a huge thank you, it was a privilege to meet the team and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. As well as learning from the evidence based information provided, it was so reassuring and positive to find the processes discussed current with the practices used. Albeit a very emotive day it was a pleasure meeting all in attendance and the delivery excellent. Once again thank you and all the team, wishing you every success in delivering the PABBS training to others in the future!</p>

PABBS – Edinburgh – February 2022

<p>Scott and Angela were great facilitators and their experiences and knowledge was amazing and truly humbling.</p> <p>They both made me feel at ease with can be a difficult topic. The groups combined experience and shared discussion was very beneficial too.</p> <p>I feel more equipped and confident to offer postvention support to the young people I work with.</p> <p>Knowing how many people can be affected following a death by suicide is very worrying and I will ensure this impacts my practice moving forward.</p> <p>I feel able more equipped to signpost and look forward to attending more [SBUK] events in the future.</p>

PABBS – Manchester – February 2022

<p>I recently attended the PABBS training. I would highly recommend it for any members of services or organisations that support people bereaved and affected by the suicide of another; especially those frontline services that encounter these tragic events and have to provide immediate support. The training benefits from being, as it proudly says, evidence based. That evidence, from national and international research, underpins all aspects of the training day. But the day also offered additional and important insights from the trainers’ own lived experience of being bereaved by suicide. That helped ‘ground’ and contextualise the theory and put real experience of surviving this loss at the centre of what presented and shared. We were asked at the outset what we hoped to get from the day. Mine was that my knowledge and understanding, and my practice in my role, was ‘right’ and still relevant. It confirmed that, but also gave me new insights and perspectives that were vital and valuable.</p>

PABBS – Mancehster – Februaury 2022

<p>I’m currently working on commissioning a new suicide bereavement service in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, and attended the PABBS training in early February 2022.  Initially, my intention was to see for myself how useful this would be for people involved in delivering elements of the service.  Perhaps unsurprisingly, I found it incredibly useful for my own benefit – especially reinforcing my understanding around the evidence of <em>what</em> and <em>who</em> the service needs to support. I’d certainly recommend it for anybody working on developing or delivering a postvention service.</p>

PABBS – Manchester – February 2022

<p>The training day was delivered expertly and the fact that it was delivered by people who have genuine lived experience of the needs of families by bereaved by suicide, means it was impossible not to learn and improve from the day. The resources provided were first rate and it was also encouraging to realise that we’re actually doing a lot right in our work with bereaved families.</p>

PABBS – Manchester – February 2022

<p>I recently attended the PABBS training with Angela and Sharon and it was refreshing to be able to speak so openly on a subject matter that others may try to avoid. The day was well structured and the resources shared were exceptional. The day was well paced, engaging and Angela and Sharon set a suitable environment to ensure no question was a ‘silly question’ and welcomed them all to be asked. As an organisation, we were able to recognise what we do well, but also left us with ways to improve and with the confidence to do so.</p>

PABBS in-house – NW Hospice – February 2022

<p>I have recently come in to post to work as a Bereavement and End of Life Nurse Specialist. As part of my development, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the one-day PABBS suicide bereavement training day. I cannot recommend this training day enough. The speakers were very welcoming and professional, and the session was very informative and driven by evidence-based theory. I gained a valuable insight into the lives of those affected by suicide and gained new skills, knowledge and understanding of the true impact of suicide and the ripple effect that it can have on family, friends, and professionals. There was a good mix of backgrounds from the attendees which created a rich learning environment and an excellent networking environment too. The environment was a safe place for open and honest discussions and learning. The training day has certainly helped build my confidence in caring for those bereaved or affected by suicide. I am looking forward to attending future training modules.</p>

PABBS – Kent & Medway – December 2021

<p>‘I found it really important that the training was backed by research, so we could be sure that we were learning what people bereaved by suicide actually want from us as professionals. It was also incredibly valuable to receive the training from people with an absolute wealth of knowledge of the field, who were also warm human and responsive to the group’</p>

PABBS – Kent & Medway – December 2021

<p>Before attending the PABBS training my experience of working with those bereaved by suicide was very minimal. I felt the team I worked within didn’t have the necessary skills and knowledge whilst working with these clientele. However when I arrived at the training I was left feeling more confident and equipped to work with families bereaved by suicide. [...] I was not just able to hear the voice of the families, but also professionals like myself who support these families, how it felt for them, and what the best ways are when supporting families bereaved by suicide.</p> <p>One thing, and alongside more others, that I can never forget from the training is that…</p> <p>‘You may not be able to bring the loved one back, but you can definitely be flexible and listen to what families or who else has been affected by the bereavement need; and require from us professionals’.</p>

PABBS – Kent & Medway – December 2021

<p>I feel privileged to have been on your PABBS course and it helped me in two  ways - in my work as a paramedic and knowing that whilst I cannot make it better for the relatives I can be there and also on a personal level when dealing with the aftermath of a suicide making sure I address my own feelings and look after my own mental health. […] The passion and commitment you showed us on this course has inspired me and made me determined to share with my colleagues the best way to both deal with events like this personally and also how I can help relatives of the deceased in a more constructive way.</p>

PABBS – KENT & MEDWAY December 2021

<p>“ Such a helpful day of training with PABBS. Two very experienced trainers presenting from a place of lived experience coupled with a wealth of research experience – a very powerful combination. Informative, engaging and insightful. Highly recommended”</p>

PABBS – Belfast – December 2021

<p>It was a pleasure to meet you and Angela during the PABBS Training in Belfast on 6th December 2021. […]  I had previously attended some of your zoom-based training [ON THE GO modules] so was looking forward to this particular[PABBS] training opportunity as I believed it would be a valuable opportunity for me and I was not disappointed.</p> <p>I look forward to undertaking additional training with you in the future.</p>

PABBS – Gloucester – November 2021

<p>I think the PABBS training was so informative and delivered in a really efficient way. Being provided with studies and workbooks has been really useful in refreshing my memory on what was discussed, and also an aid in further self-reflection. I would recommend this training to everyone, regardless of knowledge and experience as you will definitely learn something new. The space felt really safe and the trainers held us all very well. So glad I did this training.</p>

PABBS – GLOUCESTER – November 2021

<p>I would recommend [PABBS] training course to anyone who is going to come across people bereaved by suicide either in their personal or professional life.</p>

PABBS – Gloucester – November 2021

<p>I attended the PABBS course in Gloucester on 23<sup>rd</sup> November 2021.  The training was a valuable experience. Focus was on Postvention, an important area often overlooked historically for survivors of suicide of friends and families that have taken their lives. The course was handled sensitively by the facilitators. There were clear presentations with information provided on recent clinical research into the area . Sharing experience with attendees helped support confidence, to those who have come into contact with families. I would encourage both statutoru and non-statutory members to attend.</p>

PABBS – GLOUCESTER – November 2021

<p>The main thing I took away was the extent of the impact of one suicide is catastrophic. So much bigger than I thought before.</p>