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Free training – Setting up new bereavement peer-support groups in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Training
  • 05/07/21 - 28/07/21
  • -
  • FREE

More details: https://bristolageingbetter.org.uk/events/2021-03-26/supporting-new-bereavement-peer-support-groups-to-develop-across-bnssg/


We are offering a free training programme to guide people through the process of setting up their own bereavement peer-support group in a way that is sustainable and does not rely on funding, using an Asset Based Community Development approach (ABCD).

The training is based on the successful model of the STAR (Share, Talk and Remember) bereavement peer-support group in Stockwood in Bristol which provides free support for people grieving from a bereavement or difficult transition in their life. The course will be delivered by Jan Perry, STAR Network Co-ordinator & Freelance Trainer.

The training will embed the core principles of the original STAR group to create a network of STAR bereavement peer-support groups which are self-sustaining, have strong foundations and are led by local residents.

The course is particularly aimed at local residents who are interested in setting up a bereavement peer-support group in their local neighbourhood and community workers who can support them with this. Please do share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested.

About the training course

The free training course involves 4 workshops which will take place online via Zoom, followed by a follow-up session 1 -2 months later.

The same course will run on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings (please sign up to one course only).

Click on the following links for more information and to sign up to the training:

Monday mornings (10am – 12pm)

Course: 5th – 26th July

Follow-up session: 6th September

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151637388511
Tuesday afternoons (1pm – 3pm)

Course: 6th – 27th July

Follow-up session: 7th September

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151638188905
Wednesday evenings (6pm – 8pm)

Course: 7th – 28th July

Follow-up session: 8th September

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151638562021

The same course will be repeated in October this year, please get in touch if you’d like to be notified about this directly.

If you have any questions, please contact either Claire Chivers (Bristol Ageing Better) or Jan Perry (STAR Network Co-ordinator):

Claire Chivers

Learning & Monitoring Officer, Bristol Ageing Better

clairechivers@ageukbristol.org.uk

0117 928 1539

Jan Perry

STAR Network Co-ordinator & Freelance Trainer

starsconnecting@outlook.com

07595165082

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