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Debbie Procter, Be reavement and End of Life Nurse Specialist, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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.

PABBS in-house – NW Hospice – February 2022

Vivienne Lee, Child Mortality Nurse, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

It was a fantastic day, where a difficult subject was handled well.

I have known families in both my personal and professional life, who have been bereaved by suicide and have felt ill equipped to know how to best care for them. This training has provided great insight in how to support families and professionals through this challenging time.

PABBS in-house training – High Wycombe – October 2020

Pamela Murray, Community Modern Matron, Sunderland & South Tyneside Community Services, North East

Firstly I just want to say thank you for delivering the training. You are both (Sharon & Angela) very inspirational and my colleagues and I have talked at length about the PABBS training and how we can implement this within our locality. We are taking forward postvention within our suicide and risk mandatory training for all staff and I have shared the “twenty minutes of your life” training link across services as well as the hub of the hope. Sometimes you attend training and have to think about what you can share with your colleagues but I wanted to share everything for today.  This training is something that I think everybody should attend from a personal and professional level and should be shared far and wide. We are hoping to attend further conferences so we can really champion taking this really important work forward. You really have created a few monsters in CNTW which we thank you for.
PABBS in-house training – Sunderland – November 2019

Christopher Greaves-Thomas, Specialist Bereavement, Royal Preston Hospital, North West

I found the training to be incredibly useful & thought-provoking.
PABBS in-house training – Preston – June 2019

Carole Palmer, Bereavement Specialist Nurse, Furness General Hospital, Barrow

I thought the training was really helpful to my role as a Bereavement Specialist Nurse working in an acute Trust that also offers family support in the immediate aftermath of a suicide.  It helped reassure me that the support we do currently offer is the correct approach. I especially liked the personal stories and experiences that the facilitators courageously used to illustrate points and issues that affect these bereaved people. Thank you all once again for this valuable training.
PABBS in-house training – Preston – June 2019

Stephanie Powell, Serious Incident Investigator, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucester

This course really refocuses the attention onto those left after someone has taken their life and the skills we can use to support someone through this time.
PABBS training – Manchester – May 2019

Erin Bolton, Bereavement Care Co-ordinator, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, North West

For such a ‘difficult’ subject this was an excellent day; very informative. It both reinforced my prior knowledge and provided new insights into the bereavement needs of those affected by suicide.
PABBS training – Manchester – October 2018