Each year in Ireland around 400 people (C.S.O. 2018) take their own life – each suicide has a devastating and lasting impact on their families, friends and communities.
HUGG 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.
Projects in 2020
Providing peer support groups which promote social connection and coping mechanisms, led by volunteer facilitators who have taken part in evidence-based theoretical and practical training provided by HUGG, and who have themselves have been bereaved by suicide.
Providing training to potential volunteer facilitators in the theory and practice of suicide bereavement group leadership, to enable us to provide support in all areas where support is needed.
Increasing awareness and information through our website, other social media and literature for suicide bereaved adults who wish to access group support, and to other agencies in the field of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.