A decision at the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide Trustees meeting on Saturday 30th March 2019 to reduce the length of time a survivor is needed to be bereaved before becoming a volunteer.
It was agreed that the timescale would be 18 months to 2 years (flexible), so if someone presented an application at 18 months bereaved it would be considered by Trustees,
Can you join us to help others by volunteering for the National Helpline?
The Helpline offers an invaluable service to adults, often to newly bereaved people, affected by the loss of a loved one to suicide. The Helpline may be the first contact for emotional support after their tragedy. Callers can share their feelings with someone who really understands, who has lost a loved one to suicide and who will listen.
If you feel you can offer your services and have been bereaved for at least 2 years, then please follow the link for more information Helpline recruitment flyer with border and Helpline bi fold recruitment leaflet 03-19
Please see following link for further information High Court Decision Suicide conclusions 4.9.18 (1)
A Group Leader and 2 Volunteers needed to run our SoBS Bradford group
Our Bradford group will unfortunately be closing in December. Can you help?
- Have you been bereaved by suicide for 2 years or more?
- Do you have good inter-personal skills in order to lead a group, encourage and sustain discussion?
- Be open and accepting to people of other cultures, beliefs and sexual orientation?
- Are you confident in handling people in distress?
- Are you caring and supportive?
- Do you have good, independent judgement of situations?
- Do you have the ability in working effectively as a member of a team?
- Would you be willing to undergo training to develop skills?
- Have you received help and want to ‘give back’?
To be a Group Leader Volunteer and start a group requires commitment and dedication in the interests of the individual and also the clients who attend the meeting.
Due to the sensitive nature of our charity we require all volunteers to complete an application form in line with our policies and procedures.
For further details please follow link https://uksobs.org/help-us/support-group-volunteers/
If you wish to discuss any further details, then please do not hesitate to contact the National Office on:
Tele: 01159 441 117
Andrew Russell has written a song in memory of his brother Matthew
Andrew has decided that he will match the total donations himself up to the first £1000. All donations will be split between two charities: SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) and CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).
For more information please follow the link which gives an option to listen to the song.
We are members of the Sheffield SoBS group. Our son Jack took his own life on November 22 because he was addicted to gambling. He was just 24. We have set up a charity called You Don’t Know Jack in order to understand more about gambling related harm, particularly suicide, and to campaign for better understanding of the effects of gambling.
We would very much like to be in contact with anyone who has been affected by suicide connected to gambling. We would like to be able to provide mutual support, to develop a greater understanding of the issues associated with this kind of suicide and to try to see what lessons there might be.
If anyone would like to contact us we can be reached on the following email or telephone number:
firstname.lastname@example.org 0114 255 4013.
Liz and Charles Ritchie