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 ...
Steering group member
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SummaryTo attend steering group meetings and contribute to service development and systems change opportunities from a lived experience perspective.
Overview of Role:
- On a quarterly basis organise and communicate the dates and location(s) for the lived experience Steering Group.
- Be willing to contribute to topics for discussion along the topics of suicide bereavement and prevention initiatives
- Be willing to represent your views in various forms if appropriate, of lived experience in video format for publication at internal meetings or for use on our social media platforms. We may also require written views to be shared. These will be used to inform: Training, drive new initiatives, represent the impact of suicide and support services from a lived experience perspective.
Influence and share opinions on elements of Somerset wide suicide prevention and bereavement provision in a constructive way, with the hope of improving pathways for others.
Hours required:2 hours per quarter
- Attendance at the peer groups
- MiS peer facilitators training
- SSBSS organisation protocol and where the role fits within it.
- Mind in Somerset Policies & Procedures.
- Whole service offering and appropriate sign-posting.
- Supervision and self-care.
Personal Attributes required:
- Understanding and empathy that the subject matter is suicide and a life has been lost. The understanding that the responsibly of the emotional and practical welfare of the group setting is your responsibly.
- Ability to work as part of a team, as well as on under your own initiative.
- To be pro-active and self-motivated to ask for what you may need.
- Insight into how your own views, beliefs and experience can affect your relationships and interactions with engagers, staff and other volunteers.
- Commitment to working towards equality and inclusion.
- Be willing and proactive in maintaining your own wellbeing and able to vocalise to facilitators should you wish to take a step back from the group temporarily or permanently.
- To have knowledge of group working and dynamics.
- Have received your own support in relation to your lived experience.
- Be respectful of the opinions of others in the group, and mindful of how your own experiences and views may effect others.
About Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Services
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+