Free Training to Set Up a Bereavement Peer Support Group

Published: 23 October 2023

Do you know anybody who would be interested in completing a short free online training course which will guide them through the process of setting up a bereavement peer-support group in their neighbourhood?

The training encompasses a focus on creating a community peer support group that is sustainable and does not rely on funding. It is based on the successful model of the STAR (Share, Talk and Remember) Bereavement Peer-Support Group in Stockwood Bristol which provides free support for people grieving from a bereavement or difficult transition in their life.

The training will embed the core principles of the original STAR group model and ultimately help to expand 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 any community workers who can support them with this. Please do share this information with anyone who may be interested.

The Training is offered FREE to anybody living/working in Bristol, North Somerset & South Glos (BNSSG).

Here are the start dates for the STAR Training the Trainers Course, which is delivered via Zoom, and consists of 4 modules each delivered as a 2-hour workshop over a four-week period. (same time each week for 4 weeks):

  • Wednesday 15th November 2023, 6pm - 8pm (ends 6th December 2023)
    • OR
  • Thursday 16th November, 6pm – 8pm (ends on 7th December 2023)

To find out more about the training and to book your FREE place, please select the following link which will take you to the STAR Website training page:

STAR Training | STARs Connecting

Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.