Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG), the national suicide bereavement support charity, is conducting a nationwide volunteer recruitment campaign and will hold an online information session for interested parties on the rescheduled date of Tuesday, 5th December from 1.15pm to 1.45pm.
HUGG provides a free, non-judgmental, and safe space where people bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, and receive and offer support to each other.
HUGG support groups meet every second Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, in-person and/or online. The groups are facilitated by trained volunteers with lived experience of suicide loss.
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.
Are you interested in volunteering with HUGG?
• Have you been bereaved by suicide for 3 years or more, and are over the age of 21?
• Do you have good inter-personal skills, and enjoy working as part of a team?
• Do you feel you would be a good co-facilitator?
• Are you open and accepting to people of other cultures, beliefs and sexual orientation?
• Are you open to developing suicide prevention skills?
• Are you willing to undergo online training over one weekend with HUGG to develop facilitation skills?
The upcoming November 24 information session will provide a brief background on HUGG, and details on everything involved in volunteering with the organisation, including the training and supports offered. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. This session will NOT be recorded.
To register for the live online (Zoom) volunteer information session please click HERE.