- Practical Information
- Bereavement support for adults
- Psychotherapy services
- Psychology services
- Bereavement support for children and teenagers
- Support for families following the death of a baby
- Bereavement support for parents and families on the sudden loss of a child or young person
- Useful literature
Bereavement support for adults
As well as providing palliative (end of life) nursing care to terminally ill patients, the Hospice Foundation provides information on bereavement and coping with loss on its dedicated website www.bereaved.ie The three sections below are sourced from the website. They are very helpful and cross-link to audio-visual and written resources on grief and bereavement.
You can download leaflets or order them from the Foundation’s website. The Irish Hospice Foundation also runs workshops from January to June each year for bereaved members of the public and professionals working in this area.
At a direct level, each hospice offers a bereavement support service to those who lose a loved one in the care of the hospice. Ask the staff what services are available to the family members.
For more details on the Irish Hospice Foundation and its resources:
Tel: 01 6793188
Phibsboro Tel: 01- 8391766
Dalkey, Tel: 01-8391766
Fosters Ave, Mount Merrion, Tel: 01-8391766
Bereavement support for children and teenagers
The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network supports people working with grieving children and young people. It provides a range of information and advice on how to deal with grief in children and adolescents.
- Children’s understanding of death
- At the time of death
- Children and grief
- Young people and grief
- Adolescents and grief
- Support for schools
- Useful booklets
- Directory of organisations
The sudden loss of a child is one of the most unimaginable pains a family can experience. Every year in Ireland children and young people die suddenly, unexpectedly and often without explanation. FirstLight offers professional support and information, and promotes research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained death of a child. FirstLight is here to support the parents and families who have lost a child, regardless of the circumstances.
- Contact our 24 hour helpline: 0872423777 or 1850391391
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.firstlight.ie
Support for families following the death of a baby
- Winston’s Wish publications are available here.