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Suicide Bereavement Support Group
Tue 28 March 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
A support group providing a safe space for those (aged over 18) who have experienced the loss of a friend, partner or family member to suicide. Also serving tea/coffee and cake. Free to attend, though donations are welcome.
Are there ID, minimum age or other requirements to enter the event?
To attend the group you need to be aged 18 or over, and to have been bereaved by suicide.
How does the support group work?
The meeting is facilitated by trained volunteers who have personal experience of suicide bereavement, as well as experience of running support groups. We try to give everyone an opportunity to share their story within the group (though it's okay to just listen).
Are there any special ground rules for the group?
Everything that is spoken of in the group is confidential to the group. We recognise that everyone grieves in their own way, and attendees are encouraged to be open to the different attitudes and experiences of others. The facilitator is there to provide immediate assurance and to resolve any issues that may arise.
Do I have to talk about my own personal experiences at the meeting?
There is no need to share any details about yourself or your experiences until you feel ready; it's okay to just listen.
My friend recently lost a family member to suicide. Is it okay for me to book a ticket on their behalf?
Please let your friend know that our meeting is available, and let them decide whether they want to attend, when they feel ready.
I recently lost a family member to suicide, but am nervous of attending the group on my own. Is it okay for me to bring a friend to support me?
Yes, although the meeting is only for people bereaved by suicide, you may bring a friend for support. However, please give us a call so that we can discuss.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking in the area is limited, but there are good public transport links.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call or text 07437 902620, or email email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no need to print out your ticket - you can just turn up.