An international conference will take place in September aimed at those who come into contact with anyone bereaved or affected by suicide.
Held at the Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on September 22, the one-day conference will be the 11th organised by Suicide Bereavement UK and will this year focus on the theme of ‘Reflecting on Progress’.
It aims to inform and guide professionals who come into contact with those bereaved by suicide as well as those in a position to influence policy and practice.
Organisers say it is not suitable for those who have been bereaved by suicide and who are during the early stages of loss or who are struggling to cope.
Attendees will hear from speakers including Richard McCann, who will talk about losing his mother at a young age and his suicide pact with his sister; Dr Hilary Causer, who will discuss suicide experiences in the workplace in the NHS and higher education and Dr Sharon McDonnell, who will discuss workplace responses when an employee dies by suicide.
The conference will also hear from Prof Nusrat Husain, on bereavement in a South Asian context, and Lee Fryatt on the provision of a compassionate response to those affected by suicide.
Delegates will also be able to attend one of five workshops, with seminars on topics including yoga as therapy and long-term suicide bereavement.
Tickets for attending the conference, which runs from 9am to 4.30pm, in person are £150+VAT and £95 for live streaming the workshops.
For more information on the conference, visit Suicide Bereavement UK’s website.