Young People’s

One-to-One Suicide Bereavement Support Volunteer


What you will be doing: 


  • Provide time limited face-to-face emotional support for people young people aged 14+ who have been bereaved by suicide.

  • Provide a space for the young person to talk about their loss/and or make use of creative ways to enable them to explore their grief. 

  • Be able to assist 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.

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

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


Hours Required: 

  • Flexible within monthly surgeries

  • Supervision monthly



  • At our Monthly Surgeries in Mendip and/or Yeovil


We will train you in:

  • Level 1 Bereavement Support

  • Supporting Young People Bereaved by Suicide module

  • 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 are looking for from you:


  • Experience of providing one to one emotional support to young people

  • Enhanced DBS will be required

  • Experience of safeguarding and risk assessment when working with young people

  • Desire to empower young people

  • Desire and willingness to provide one to one support for young 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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