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STAR (Share, Talk & Remember) is a bereavement peer support group, which provides free support for people grieving from a bereavement or difficult transition in their life. The aim of the support group is to create a safe space for people to receive support, listen to and share stories and experiences with others who have experienced loss in their life.

There are currently STAR groups in Keynsham, Stockwood, Emersons and Lyde, Bedminster and Nailsea. New groups are being set up all the time.

To find out more about STAR and the groups available please visit the STARs connecting website or contact Jan Perry at

STAR is 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).

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.

The next round of training begins on 28th April. The free training course involves 4 workshops which will take place online via Zoom, followed by a Catch-up session. Find out more and register your place on Eventbrite.

STAR is supported by Age UK Bristol’s Connecting Communities programme and funded by the Healthier Together Ageing Well Fund.