Suicide loss conference

Suicide Bereavement UK’s eighth international conference will take place at the Mercure Manchester City Hotel on 25 September.

The one-day conference is a collaboration between Suicide Bereavement UK and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Sharon McDonnell, who presented at SAIF’s Education Day in 2017, will launch the National Suicide Bereavement Survey at the event. Funeral directors were instrumental in mobilising responses to the first survey on the important subject of suicide and prevention. SAIF is encouraging members to attend this groundbreaking conference. Funeral directors are the first responders and SAIF has a partnership with the umbrella charity Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).

The event, entitled Suicide Bereavement: What about us? starts with registration from 8.15am, followed by a packed day of speakers, workshops and networking. The conference costs £120, plus booking fee and VAT, and more information is available here.

There are ‘help is at hand’ cards for clients who face this kind of bereavement held in the SAIF Business Centre, which are free to members. Please contact SAIF for a supply of these

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