Rosaleen Gorman, Roisín Kiely, Fiona Tuomey, Jackie Fox, Marie McKeon and Grace BarnesFiona Tuomey and Marie McKeon, HUGG

Healing Untold Grief Groups is a peer support organisation. HUGG provides a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which those bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, while giving and gaining support to and from each other. The aftermath of a suicide is shocking, debilitating, surreal, and forever life-changing. It is not easy to learn to live with this loss, but HUGG is available to help. The Care Trust believes that minding each other is an important value and is pleased to support HUGG and its vital work.

Future plans

The Care Trust has made a grant of €45,000 to enable HUGG to progress its Peer Group Support programme in 2023.  Objectives include increasing the number of people attending peer-group meetings throughout the country. This financial support will also help to increase the number of people accessing information on suicide bereavement and will allow for an uplift in telephone support to suicide-bereaved individuals. An additional grant of €2,083 was provided to support HUGG’s National Suicide Bereavement Remembrance Evening in November 2023.

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