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Mind in Somerset is an independent charity that has been formed from the merger, in October 2018, of Mind in Taunton and West Somerset and South Somerset Mind. The result is a charity able to deliver ...

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SSBSS - Suicide Bereavement Buddy

Organisation role · Flexible hours
From home
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Mindline Somerset
#52971
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Summary

Support someone who has been bereaved suicide by providing a space for the Engager to talk about their loss.

Detailed description

Overview of Role:

  • Support someone who has been bereaved suicide by providing a space for the Engager to talk about their loss.
  • Work to an agreed plan/process for Buddy engagements.
  • Understanding of GDPR.


Hours required:

  • Supervision discretion

Location:

  • Home – telephone support


Training provided:

  • Safeguarding for vulnerable adults and children.
  • SSBSS organisation protocol and where the role fits within it.
  • Mind in Somerset Policies & Procedures.
  • Whole service offering and appropriate sign-posting.
  • What is a Debriefer and how to utilise this.
  • Supervision and self-care.


Personal Attributes required:

  • Lived experience of bereavement by suicide.
  • The ability to recognise that the Buddy role is not about your personal bereavement.
  •  A willingness to learn about suicide prevention in all its forms.
  • The acknowledgement of safe-guarding, risk assessing, confidentiality and the full acceptance of what the Buddy role is.
  • Must be able to engage with Supervision on a regular basis.
  • The understanding that the Engager is always under the responsibility of SSBSS, and the Buddy will act in accordance to the policies and procedures of Mind in Somerset.
  • Willingness to use Debriefer.
  • Strict confidentiality.
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About Mindline Somerset

Mind in Somerset is an independent charity that has been formed from the merger, in October 2018, of Mind in Taunton and West Somerset and South Somerset Mind. The result is a charity able to deliver services for the whole of Somerset and to provide specific services to areas in adjoining counties.