One-to-One Suicide Bereavement Support Volunteer – Level 1


What you will be doing: 

  • Providing time-limited face-to-face emotional support for people who have been bereaved by suicide, by providing a space for the client to talk about their loss. 

  • Assisting in helping individuals to explore support networks and access any specialist support that may be required, such as counselling where there may be complicated grief.

  • Providing information and signposting to individuals directly affected by a bereavement by suicide.

  • Be willing to use the de-briefer and supervision provided with the role


Hours Required: 

  • Flexible - supervisor discretion



  • At our Monthly Surgeries in Mendip and/or Yeovil


We will train you in: 

  • Level 1 Bereavement Support

  • 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. 

  • Supervision and self-care. 


What we're looking for from you

  • Desire and willingness to provide one to one support for people bereaved by suicide

  • Personal resilience and self-awareness of own losses to be able to effectively provide emotional support with another’s loss.

  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and boundaries

  • A willingness to learn about suicide bereavement and undertake training to understand key concepts of grief and loss 

  • Understanding and willingness to undertake training in safe-guarding and risk assessing

  • Must be able to engage with Supervision on a regular basis. 

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