Politicians

Testimonials

Lynne Neagle, MP, Welsh Assembly Member for Torfaen, Wales

The PABBS Evidence-based Suicide Bereavement Training was really informative and I learnt so much from the day, which was very well structured,  with the right mix of presentations, discussion and above all, the opportunity to listen to those bereaved by suicide about what had helped them.   Having been apprehensive about attending as a non-practitioner, I am so glad I went as this is everyone’s business.   I am looking forward to using what I learnt to push for better support for those bereaved by suicide in the Assembly.
PABBS training – Manchester – April 2018

Madeleine Moon, MP for Bridgend, Wales

One of the most vulnerable communities are those bereaved by suicide. Dr Sharon McDonnell, Director of Suicide Bereavement UK at the University of Manchester and Support After Suicide Partnership are carrying out research into the services available for those bereaved by suicide to prevent future deaths. I’m sending out details for surgeries of honourable members, but could we have a debate on suicide bereavement and its impact on families and friends, but also, will the leader of the house support me in encouraging members to circulate the survey to their constituencies.
House of Commons – Thursday 23 November 2017

Madeleine Moon, MP for Bridgend, Wales

We have to look at how we support families, including families of men who die by suicide … How do we support families and communities? For those who wish to understand how we can support those families, I recommend the excellent work of Sharon McDonnell at the University of Manchester.
House of Commons – 2015

Mark Durkan, MP, Social Democratic and Labour Party

The Trust has a Suicide Liaison Officer, Barry McGale, who does not just work well locally, but is globally active and is part of progressive policy-pushing network on the subject. When people spoke about the Derry model, part of what they meant was that suicide liaison service.
House of Commons – 2013

Madeleine Moon, MP for Bridgend, Wales

I recommend that the Minister read the work of Dr Sharon McDonnell […] She has researched how health professionals […] interact with bereaved families […] I urge the Minister to discuss not only the changes that she has identified as necessary but how we can move forward and ensure that we change families’ experience.
House of Commons – 2012