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Support Group Volunteer

Volunteers are bereaved through suicide for a minimum of *2 years, therefore, having the understanding of the type of support the client requires. Each local SoBS group is run by a team of 3: the group leader and two group volunteers. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started. The team also work together to manage the administration, fundraising and communication for the group.

About Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

We exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. We are a self-help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.

Experience Required

Bereaved by suicide *2 years or more. Commitment to the organisation. Good inter-personal skills in order to lead a group, encourage and sustain discussion. Open and accepting to people of other cultures, beliefs and sexual orientation. Confident in handling people in distress. Caring and support.

Training Details

Full e-learning induction package followed by role specific training either face to face or via zoom

Flexibility & Commitment

Flexible

3 hours per month

Location/Travel Details

The group meets virtually at present due to COVID restrictions but will move back to face to face meetings when regulations allow.

Expenses

No expenses.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs
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