H.U.G.G. is a self-help organisation. We provide a safe, confidential environment in which those bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. The aftermath of a suicide is shocking, debilitating, surreal, life changing. But you can learn to live with this loss. It is not easy, but we are here to help.
People who are suicide bereaved sometimes find it can be difficult for people who have not experienced suicide loss, including professionals, to understand what they are going through. Often the best conversations are had with peers–other people bereaved by suicide.
Our support groups are facilitated by people who have been bereaved by suicide. The groups are open, meet fortnightly and are free of charge. You do not have to speak, there is healing in just being with those who understand your pain.
If you would like to come along to a H.U.G.G. group, just call us on 01 513 4048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In order to provide more support groups, we need volunteers. If you have been bereaved by suicide for more than three years and think you could lead a H.U.G.G. we want to hear from you. We will provide training, support and all of the backup services needed.