Dr. Sharon McDonnell specialises in suicide bereavement research. She is the Director of the recently formed organisation 'Suicide Bereavement UK' which specialises in research, developing evidence-based training and providing consultancy in the field of suicide bereavement. Sharon and her team have recently developed evidence-based suicide bereavement training for health professionals, which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research. Suicide Bereavement UK and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust are collaborating to hold this years national annual suicide bereavement conference now in its 5th year. The 2016 conference is sponsored by 'LivingWorks' which is an organisation that specialises in suicide prevention training.