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Testimonials

Beth Byrom, Suicide Bereavement Worker, Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Manchester

The PABBS training was a highly informative and valuable experience for me as someone who works with those bereaved by suicide. The day provided me with an understanding of on-going research and development in the field, the chance to network with other professionals as well as those influencing the discourse in this area, but most importantly with vital accounts from those bereaved by suicide about what they need from us as professionals. I would highly recommend PABBS training to people of any discipline who wish to enhance their knowledge and understanding of suicide and suicide bereavement. Many thanks to the PABBS team.
PABBS training – Manchester – May 2019

Abby Proctor, If U Care Share Foundation, Durham

I attended the PABBS training in May 2019, the training was extremely informative and the trainers knew their stuff! I immediately felt welcomed and felt I learnt a lot from both the trainers and the group discussions. The training is relevant to my role and reinforced the idea that we are all only human, and what I am doing is right. It is amazing that the training has been developed from research with bereaved families, it reinforces where the message is coming from. Thank you!
PABBS training – Manchester – May 2019

Stella Comber, CEO, Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Brighton

This is essential, powerful and well-structured training which is delivered professionally and with compassion. Highly relevant to anyone working in suicide prevention or a related field, or for anyone who wants to understand more about the impact of suicide on those bereaved. This training shows that by learning how to support and respond effectively to those affected we can help prevent further loss of life.
PABBS training – Manchester – March 2019

Carol Milton, Director, HUGG Bereavement Support, Dublin

I thoroughly enjoyed the Suicide Bereavement Training day on 5th February, 2019.  The design of the course and the presentation were excellent, and provided much food for thought! I also felt that the time and space allowed for interaction between presenters and participants was extremely helpful.
PABBS training – Manchester – February 2019

Terry Connolly, Chairman, Friends of Suicide Loss (F O S L), Dublin

Well done to Sharon, Angela, Liz and team for a very professional presentation for such a complex, difficult and sometimes unpopular subject. Highly commended.
PABBS training – Manchester – November 2018

Karen Potts, Suicide Support Lead , If U Care Share Foundation, Durham

Thank you to Dr. Sharon McDonnell and her lovely team for all their knowledge and  for Individuals impacted by suicide.The PABBS training I found very helpful for anyone working with or supporting people affected by suicide.The course re- assured me that our Support service at If U Care Share Foundation is invaluable to support Survivors of suicide.
PABBS training – Manchester – October 2018

Chris Rudkin, Bereavement Support Practitioner, Child Bereavement UK, UK

A powerful, informative training, with a thought provoking, high impact content and brilliant resources to use as reference material, to support professionals working with those bereaved by suicide.
PABBS training – Manchester – October 2018

Hannah Neil, Support Manager, If U Care Share Foundation, Durham

Thank you so much to Sharon McDonnell and her team for all of their hard work in ensuring appropriate knowledge and support is out there for people touched by Suicide. The PABBS training is extremely valuable not just for professionals but for anyone, as we are all in some way, able to support people affected or bereaved by Suicide. Thank you to Barry & Angela for delivering the training to such a high quality and for sharing their own experiences. The course enabled me to be reassured that our support at If U Care Share Foundation is appropriate and timely and how best to support someone to find hope in life after suicide.
PABBS training – Manchester – October 2018

Halani Foulsham, Chairperson, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, UK

For anyone who encounters or supports people affected by suicide, the PABBS training is a must. A loss by suicide is such a complex grieving process and therefore warrants specialised training. I came away with a much richer understanding of how to help those impacted by suicide – from family members to clinicians – thanks to the engaging and well researched training provided by Dr. Sharon McDonnell and her team.
PABBS training – Manchester – September 2018

Sue Stevenson, Joshua’s Light Foundation, North of England

We want to thank Suicide Bereavement UK for running the PABBS course today – Postvention: Assistaning those Bereaved by Suicide. Provided by incredibly experienced practitioners and researchers, we are now further equipped with the knowledge and skills in helping those who have been bereaved by suicide. We met some fantastic individuals with a wealth of experience and knowledge which only heightened the experience and empowered us further. Thank you for a great day.
PABBS training – Manchester – June 2018

Tiffany Ansari, Charity Officer, Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Brighton

Sorry we haven’t posted for a few days, we’ve been spending time refreshing our skills. On Monday, we made a visit to Manchester to take the excellent, evidence-based suicide bereavement training Suicide Bereavement UK have put together. The training is so thorough and practical, you can tell it has been well thought out and is backed up by extensive research. The training has been informed by interviews taken with parents, GP’s, mental health professionals and A&E staff involved in suicide bereavement. We recommend anyone working with families and parents who are bereaved would find this course useful. Thank you to the whole team!
PABBS training – Manchester – June 2018

Samantha Catt, Volunteer Coordinator, Coroners Court Support Service, London

Excellent training, invaluable lived experiences shared, resources were first class, and great to be among such an amazing group of people so passionate and committed to postvention with the aim to preventing future suicides. New professional relationships created with like minded people, brilliant. I cannot recommend this training highly enough.
PABBS training – Manchester – June 2018

Wendy Morris, Social Worker, Trustee, Sunflowers Suicide Support, Gloucester

Having been bereaved by suicide l know first hand the devastation for families left behind. This course will give you a true insight into the impact that suicide can have on families, communities and professionals .  The course leaders showed an obvious knowledge and understanding of the issues. I highly recomend this training If you are wanting to support people in a compassionate way following a bereavement by suicide.
PABBS in-house training – Gloucester – February 2018

Caroline Holley, CHUMS - Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service for Children and Young People, Cambridge

Thank you so much for making this training available, for too long I have felt that I am working in isolation in trying to develop the BSBS. No pressure, but it would be lovely to have additional training as a step further on!
PABBS in-house training – Gloucester – February 2018

Margo Bennett, CRUSE Bereavement Care, UK

The course gave a very good overview of what is a difficult subject for many people – informative and thought provoking.  It really was an excellent day (I particularly loved the pace and the opportunity to ask questions). A very valuable day’s training.
PABBS training – Manchester- February 2018

Wendy Kay, Policy & Research Officer, Healthwatch, Wirral

I found the Postvention: Assisting those Bereaved By Suicide training particularly beneficial as I currently deliver training to community gatekeepers around suicide prevention strategies.  The PABBS training, backed by thorough research, has ensured that I fully understand the impact on all of those bereaved by suicide and how best to support them including where to access appropriate resources.  I intend to keep all of our community gatekeepers in a network so that if they find themselves bereaved by suicide in a personal or professional capacity they can immediately access the support that they will need.
PABBS training – Manchester – February 2018

Wendy Morris, Social Worker & Trustee, Sunflowers Suicide Support, Gloucester

Having been bereaved by suicide l know first hand the devastation for families left behind. This course will give you a true insight into the impact that suicide can have on families, communities and professionals .  The course leaders showed an obvious knowledge and understanding of the issues. I highly recommend this training If you are wanting to support people in a compassionate way following a bereavement by suicide.
PABBS in-house training – Gloucester – February 2018

Fiona Breaker-Rolfe, Counsellor, Lifecraft, Cambridge

I would like to thank you and your team for providing such high  quality comprehensive training in Manchester on the 21st February  2018. I enjoyed it and learnt so much, it also reassured me that the postvention service we at Lifecraft have recently established in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is appropriate, flexible and responsive.  I have also picked up some really good resources and  ideas for the service. […] I wish you all the best with your work and look forward to training with your organisation again in the future.
PABBS training – Manchester – February 2018