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Suicide is a highly emotive subject and one that people sometimes feel uncomfortable with. Whilst there is no perfect way to discuss suicide, it’s important that we do talk about it. Tonight we will hear about research that seeks to understand suicide; its causes, prevention and impact on those bereaved. Join us at Pie & Ale on Monday 23rd May, doors at 7.00pm. This venue has disabled access.
The Science of Preventing Suicide
Every day 16 people in the UK will die by suicide, and many more will make a suicide attempt. Tonight we will hear from Professor Nav Kapur, who is Head of Research at the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester. Nav will explain what we currently know about suicide, what causes it and importantly, how we can prevent it.
Suicide: The impact on those bereaved
For every life lost to suicide there is a devastating and lasting impact on the individual’s family, friends and community. Dr. Sharon McDonnell from the University of Manchester specialises in suicide bereavement research, and together with her team have recently launched evidence-based suicide bereavement training for health professionals. At tonight’s event, she will talk about the implications of suicide for the bereaved.