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Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service is here for anyone bereaved by suicide within Somerset. We offer emotional support as well as guidance through the trauma of sorting out personal affairs ...

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Bereavement Buddy - Suicide Bereavement

Bereavement Buddy - Suicide Bereavement

Task · 2–4 hrs
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Summary

Supporting others through suicide bereavement as a peer who has experienced similar, allowing them to talk about their loss and experience.

Detailed description

Overview of Role:

  • Support someone who has been bereaved by suicide by providing a safe space for the buddy to talk about their loss and experience.
  • Work to an agreed plan/process for Buddy engagements.
  • Understanding of GDPR.
  • Attending monthly supervisions.

 

Hours required: Flexible

Supervision discretion - will be a fixed monthly session (evening) for 1 hour - attendance mandatory

 

Location: Remote – 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 Buddy and how to utilise this.
  • Supervision and on-going support.

 

Personal Attributes required:

  • Lived experience of bereavement by suicide.
  • The ability to distance the Buddy role from 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 you are always under the responsibility of SSBSS, and will act in accordance to the policies and procedures of Mind in Somerset.
  • Strict confidentiality.
  • Use of self care and awareness of personal boundaries.
What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Services

Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service is here for anyone bereaved by suicide within Somerset. We offer emotional support as well as guidance through the trauma of sorting out personal affairs.

A project made up of 4 dedicated members of staff, the Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service are here to help you through every confusing aspect of suicide bereavement. Our aim is to provide a range of support options across Somerset to enable anyone who has been bereaved by/affected by a suicide to find the right level of support for their needs.

We understand that grief and bereavement, especially under traumatic circumstances, is a lifechanging experience and how this is an everchanging, adaptable need. We strive to help you through every aspect.

We offer a range of support across Somerset, and support from ages 5+