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Interested in becoming a Bereavement Support Volunteer?


Interested in becoming a Bereavement Support Volunteer?

St Marys Hospice is providing an opportunity for you to hear about a really valuable way of volunteering and is recruiting for new volunteers for its busy and committed Family Support team

Training Dates (Must be available for all)

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Saturday 30th September

Sunday 1st October and Saturday 21st October 

Bereavement is one of the biggest events that can happen to any of us at any time in our lives. The grief that follows bereavement can impact on a person in a number of ways. For most of us there is a period of emotional upheaval as we adjust to the loss, but we cope and move on to live without the deceased person.

However too many people get stuck or lost in their grief. For these people grief is no longer an adjustment to loss, it is a problem that can affect their mental state, physical health, work life and relationships. They are struggling and need help.

Being a Bereavement support volunteer means being there for these people at an intensely vulnerable and personal moment in their lives. It is a real privilege to support someone at this time and have insight into the universal human struggle.

As well as the satisfaction of volunteering, St Marys Hospice will provide you with monthly supervision and support you in your work.

If you are interested in becoming a Bereavement Volunteer and can attend the dates stated please come along and join us as at our Tea Party on Monday, 5th June 2017 to celebrate National Volunteer Week at St Marys Hospice. The doors are open from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm and there will be opportunity to talk to members of the team who support bereaved people in their homes and at the Hospice. Details of what is entailed in the training and preparation for the specialised work will be available.

For further information please contact Lynsey Lawson or Jackie Hool on 01229 580305

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