Can you give lend a lis­ten­ing ear?

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE Hospice of St Fran­cis is look­ing for vol­un­teers to join its Sup­port­ive Care Be­reave­ment Ser­vices.

Vol­un­teers are in­vited to at­tend the Sup­port­ive Care Foun­da­tion Train­ing, which takes place in Fe­bru­ary and March 2016.

Train­ing is pri­mar­ily to re­cruit for the tele­phone be­reave­ment sup­port line, which op­er­ates out of the Spring Cen­tre be­tween 4pm to 9pm on Mon­days.

All ap­pli­ca­tions must be in by Novem­ber 30.

Be­reave­ment co­or­di­na­tor at the hospice Ta­nia Brock­le­hurst said: “Our Sup­port­ive Care Foun­da­tion Train­ing aims to pro­vide skills, knowl­edge and sup­port to peo­ple who have been be­reaved. The course in­cludes mod­ules such as work­ing with peo­ple fac­ing loss, com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, up to date the­ory, and re­flec­tive prac­tice.

“This op­por­tu­nity would suit peo­ple who are nat­u­ral lis­ten­ers and are drawn to work­ing with peo­ple fac­ing loss.”

Train­ing be­gins Fe­bru­ary 5 and the course runs for six con­sec­u­tive Fri­days.

At­ten­dees will be in­ter­viewed both prior to be­ing of­fered a place on the course and fol­low­ing com­ple­tion, to as­sess suit­abil­ity.

Any­one in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing can call Gil­lian van der Merwe on 01442 869 550 or email gil­lian.van­der­merwe@stfran­

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