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Charities and CIC's


Ieuan Edwards, Senior Lead , MIND, Gloucester

Excellent day of Training, Postvention: Assisting Those Bereaved by Suicide @SBUK11. Making #Postvention part of #Prevention
Tweet – February 2020 about PABBS Training

Claire Louise Curran

This training is brilliant, myself and a colleague completed it almost 2 years ago and i use it daily in my work. If you work supporting families bereaved by suicide then definitely do this training.
Tweet – February 2020 about PABBS Training

Louisa Mace, Training and Event Officer, MIND, Guernsey

“A very comprehensive and interesting course that was well delivered and backed up by supporting evidence and information. It has lead to further discussion at work of how we can support bereaved people within our society.”
PABBS training – Manchester – January 2020

Patrick Mullery, James Support Group, Highlands - Scotland

Excellent course, with valuable materials throughout. I recommend it for anyone involved with suicides at any stage. Thank you for providing this much needed resource.
PABBS training – Manchester – December 2019

Angela King, Community Wellbeing Agent, The Independence Trust, Gloucester

I thought the PABBS suicide training course very good. It is extremely informative and helpful. The course helped enormously making the actual essence of suicide (which is such a difficult thing to approach) less frightening and somehow easier. The approach of the course is sensitive and practical. It will undoubtedly help me.
PABBS in-house training – Gloucester – December 2019

Stephen McCrimmon, Adult Services Manager, MIND, Jersey

I found the PABBS training to be delivered professionally and with real understanding of the effects of loss by suicide. This is a well put together piece of training that i found authentic and will be a great help to anyone coming into contact with those affected by loss to Suicide.
PABBS training – Manchester – December 2019

Andy Smith, Deputy Manager, New Beginings Ltd, Gloucester

I attended the PABBS course in Gloucester on 4th December 2019 with Dr Sharon Mcdonnell & Andrea it was very well organised and very well presented with a loads of passion which shines through the whole course,  It makes the course well worth attending, it was packed with loads of information which was very helpful  & so easy to understand, I did this Course because i did ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) in March 2019 and the go side by side, I have a been personally effected & by family attempting Suicide and that was very painful for me and people around me, Since doing both courses i have used both courses with my work place and so far very successful by giving me the courage to spot signs & to ask someone if they fell Suicide, I thank you for sharing your experience & skills with people that need you help.
PABBS in-house training – Gloucester – December 2019

Laura Abbott, Operations Manager and Training Coordinator, Chilypep, Sheffield

I’ve been delivering a range of mental health awareness training and suicide prevention training in relation to young people’s mental health for some time and have experience supporting young people we work with around suicidal thoughts and attempts so have always looked at suicide from the perspective of young people going through difficult times. It was really useful to think about suicide from the perspective of those bereaved by suicide and I learnt a great deal of new insights. I took a huge amount away from the training that I think will be greatly help me both when supporting people in relation to suicide, but also in helping me having more well rounded knowledge and understanding of the effects of suicide on multiple communities that I can bring into the training I do. Would highly recommend PABBS training to anyone and everyone!
PABBS training – Manchester – September 2019

Professor Zaffer Iqbal, Clinical Director – Psychological Services, NAViGO Health and Social Care CIC, Grimsby

A comprehensive and very helpful course for all individuals involved in any aspect of postvention work, and irrespective of your knowledge and experience it will provide you with nuances and insights that are most rewarding.
PABBS training – Manchester – July 2019

Peter Giles, Suicide Liaison Worker, AMPARO, Rotherham

I recently attended a PABBS training event led by Dr Sharon McDonnell. The group which she led was composed of professionals from a wide range of services but her delivery was pertinent to all. Succinct, personable, knowledgeable and empathic she showed a genuine interest  in all participants showing an easy manner engaging individuals fully with a potentially challenging subject. Although experienced in working with survivors of suicide I gained further insights into my own competences and made valuable contacts within the group.
PABBS in-house training – Rotherham – July 2019

Ann Feloy, Founder , Olly's Future, Sussex

I found the PABBS course both informative and inspiring. I was particularly impressed by the practical guidance given around creating a framework and service-response plan to immediately help those who lose their loved ones to suicide. I wish we had received support from our practice when we lost our son Oliver. Ideally all GPs should have this training.
PABBS training – Manchester – June 2019

Barry Head, Counselling Senior Practitioner, MIND, Oldham

I found the training to be informative and insightful, it was effectively delivered by knowledgeable professionals in a safe and supportive environment. In the few weeks since attending I have implemented strategies and signposted numerous clients as a direct result of the training and awareness I gained through attending. An invaluable resource for any frontline Mental Health Worker.
PABBS training – Manchester – June 2019

Fiona Tuomey, Founder, H.U.G.G. (Healing Untold Grief Groups), Dublin

The PABBS UK provides informative, interactive, thought provoking training for those working with the suicide bereaved. Evidence based training such as this is imperative for effective postvention.
PABBS training – Manchester – June 2019

Kelly Warner, Suicide Bereavement Support Worker, Six Degrees Social Enterprise, Manchester

Sharon and the team have put together a fantastic, well-researched, suicide bereavement training programme. It is clear, concise and extremely informative. Anyone and everyone would benefit from taking part and developing their knowledge further on a very tough subject that effects so many people.
PABBS training – Manchester – June 2019

Debbie McCrellis, Founder, Flowerpot Foundation, Northern Ireland

I traveled from Northern Ireland to attend the PABBS training in May 2019.  Being bereaved by suicide myself, I was extremely anxious and unsure of what to expect on the day.  The training was ’first class’, included lots of content and it was delivered in a compassionate and professional manner.  It was a great opportunity to network, but most importantly I came away with key skills and valuable knowledge to be proactive and confident when supporting others who have been affected by suicide. I would highly recommend this training for anyone working within postvention.  In the future, it would be great to have PABBS training being delivered in Northern Ireland.
PABBS training – Manchester – May 2019

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