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Local support group contact / facilitator

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:

  • LONDON - 8 February 2020
  • BIRMINGHAM - 25 April 2020
  • EXETER - 6 June 2020
  • LIVERPOOL - 12 September 2020
  • LONDON - 24 October 2020
  • (Information and Training in Scotland on an individual basis)

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.

For more information, a volunteer application form and/or to reserve a place on any of the above days please contact us at helpline@tcf.org.uk or 0345 120 3785.

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