Suicide Bereavement Conference

Some of the most interesting tweets yesterday were from the 4th Suicide Bereavement Conference at Manchester University.

 

If, like me, you couldn’t attend, I’ve put together a list of some interesting articles by some of the speakers.

 

You are not alone: Help is at Hand for anyone bereaved by suicide

This contains a link to the most tweeted about document of the day: an updated guide for people bereaved by suicide. It’s free to download or you can order printed copies. The article itself is a press release from Public Health England and makes for interesting reading too.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/you-are-not-alone-help-is-at-hand-for-anyone-bereaved-by-suicide

 

A link directly to the pdf booklet Help Is At Hand

http://www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk/Help%20is%20at%20Hand%20guide.pdf

 

Good To Talk

An article about the stigma around suicide by Karen Machin on the CALM website:

https://www.thecalmzone.net/2010/11/good-to-talk/

 

Suicide Bereavement

This is a blog by Dr Sharon McDonnell, which features lots of interesting news and resources

http://www.suicide-bereavement.co.uk

 

Specialist support for people affected by suicide

This is about the Suicide Liaison Service in Cornwall, run by Anne Embury.

http://www.healthwatchcornwall.co.uk/specialist-support-for-people-affected-by-suicide/

 

Comment on “Effects of suicide bereavement on mental health and suicide risk” in Lancet Psychiatry

This is post from Catherine Johnstone, Samaritans’ Chief Executive, on research by Alexandra Pitman. The comment highlights work being done by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to support people bereaved by suicide.

http://www.samaritans.org/news/comment-effects-suicide-bereavement-mental-health-and-suicide-risk-lancet-psychiatry

 

If you want to find out more about the conference, the event page at Manchester University is here http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:v85-ias7wl2o-qdkbx0/suicide-bereavement-the-missing-link-in-suicide-prevention

 

The programme is available here http://www.bbmh.manchester.ac.uk/2015_Suicide_Bereavement_Conference_Programme.pdf

 

The hashtag for twitter was #aftersuicide

 

And a post about suicide bereavement wouldn’t be complete without a link to SOBS – Suvivors of Bereavement By Suicide

http://uk-sobs.org.uk

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