Interested in setting up a Bereavement Peer Support Community Group? (Delivered by Bristol Ageing Better)

Delivered by Bristol Ageing Better and based on the STAR model, this free training guides local residents and workers through the process of setting up their own bereavement peer-support group in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire. These groups will be resident-led, self-sustaining, free of charge and open to anyone aged 18 or over.


Date: Monday 5 July, 2021 - 10:00 to 20:00


Bristol Ageing Better 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).

Are you an ‘enabler’ (i.e. community worker, outreach worker, ‘go-getter’- motivated resident); somebody who would like to attract interest from local residents to help set up and run a Bereavement Peer Support Community Group?
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.
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: