National Suicide Bereavement Survey

Dr. Sharon McDonnell is currently leading a research project, which aims to identify the experiences and needs of those bereaved by suicide. This study is being conducted by the University of Manchester in collaboration with The Support After Suicide Partnership (which includes 35 organisations that focus on suicide bereavement).

Sharon and her team have developed a suicide bereavement survey, which aims to identify the experiences and perceived needs of those bereaved by suicide aged over 18 years. The survey has already been referred to in the House of Commons


Sharon has asked ‘Pete’s Dragons for our help to spread awareness of the survey as they are hoping to get 10,000 people to complete the survey by the end of August 2018. If you feel able, please will you consider completing the national suicide bereavement survey. The more people who complete it, the more powerful the findings will be, when presented to government. The link to the information sheet and survey are provided here. 

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