A support group facilitator runs (often with one or two other facilitators) a monthly support group meeting for bereaved parents, siblings and/or grandparents. Support group facilitators create a caring, safe and supportive atmosphere that encourages group members to share their grief and experiences. As a good support group facilitator you will do more listening than talking and will be resilient and comfortable listening to the experiences and feelings of others.
We offer all support group facilitators an Information and Training Day which equips you with the information and skills to run group meetings, as well as guidance in applying one’s own experience to support others. The facilitator also has the support of our regional coordinators and TCF office staff. The group facilitator role is a very rewarding one, and epitomises the best of peer support – in supporting others, we also support ourselves.
Our next Information and Training Days for Facilitating a TCF Support Group are:
There are also Regional Meetings held in different locations across the UK which are there to offer support to our volunteers who are supporting in any capacity.
Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.