The national suicide bereavement charity, HUGG, is having a series of volunteer information sessions in the coming weeks.
These online events are designed to allow people who might be interested in helping the charity in a voluntary capacity meet members of the HUGG team over a cup of tea to learn more about the charity’s background, what’s involved in volunteering with HUGG, what supports it offer, and what makes HUGG volunteers unique.
HUGG provides a free, non-judgemental, safe and confidential space where people bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, and receive and offer support to each other.
HUGG support groups take place every second Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm, in-person or online.
The groups are facilitated by trained volunteers with lived experience of suicide bereavement.
Bereavement by suicide shares characteristics with other bereavements but it is also different. Having lived experience of suicide bereavement, a requirement for becoming a HUGG group facilitator, ensures a better understanding and appreciation of the emotions and trauma group members may be going through.
HUGG provide facilitator training and on-going support to all our volunteers.
See details and registration links for the upcoming online volunteer information sessions below. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during these live sessions which will take place over Zoom.
Follow the links below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information:
– Monday November 28th, 8pm-8.30pm – Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/nov-hugg-volunteer-information-session-tickets-468299034017
– Thursday December 1st, 1.15pm-1.45pm – Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hugg-volunteer-information-session-tickets-465820631047
It is planned to continue these information sessions on a monthly basis.