Suicide Bereavement: Reaching Out and Generating Hope

  • Date 26th September 2024
  • Start time 9:30 am
  • Finish time 4:30 pm
  • Venue/Location Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
    Portland Street
    M1 4PH
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Suicide Bereavement UK and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust are collaborating for the 13th year running to host Suicide Bereavement UK’s international conference which will be CPD accredited.

There will be a choice to attend the event at the Mercure Hotel in Manchester or join the event online from any location.

There will be 15 speakers in total including:

Dr Frank Campbell (USA); Internationally recognised leader in suicide bereavement for over 30 years. Frank developed the Active Postvention Model (APM), which supports families bereaved by suicide at the scene. He is also a US Army veteran and has been a contributor to the Tragedy Assistance Programme for Survivors (TAPS) for military families bereaved by suicide.

The other speakers will discuss the following issues:

  • The development of an Active Postvention Model in the USA
  • Lived experience of losing more than one family member
  • The development of the first postvention support pack for primary care
  • Suicide bereavement research
  • Depression and its impact
  • Suicide clusters
  • The importance of language when engaging with those bereaved by suicide
  • The experience of finding a stranger who has died by suicide

There will also be a choice of 5 Workshops (nb: you can only attend ONE)

  • Laughter Yoga (an actual 60 minute laughter yoga session). Those that attend are required to engage in the whole activity. Limited numbers available
  • Suicide bereavement and self compassion
  • The Forcer Protocol for missing veterans (presented by Gtr Manchester Police and the founder of the Forcer Protocol) wife whose veteran husband died by suicide
  • Evidence-based postvention guidelines when a colleague dies by suicide
  • Suicide prevention in Punjabi communities

Cost of conference – £180 + Booking Fee + VAT

For more information contact Paul Higham at

Mobile: 07850 710555