Anam Cara Online Bereavement Support Evening

Anam Cara Online Bereavement Support Evening

As the dark evenings return and the Festive season looms it is more important than ever that Anam Cara are there to support bereaved parents. In these extraordinary times Anam Cara have made huge strides in our online presence, now hosting online parent evenings in conjunction with face to face meetings

Every year over 2,000 families suffer the loss of a child and in late 2019 three national organizations joined forces to introduce a new innovative approach to Bereavement support.

Sadly because of Covid we were forced to cancel many of the dates we had planned, however, we are now delighted to announce that we are bringing this Bereavement Support Event online.

Anam Cara, Feileacain and Pieta are combining their resources to support bereaved mothers and fathers by facilitating a Virtual Bereavement Support Evening on 19th November at 7pm.

Here at this event, bereaved parents will have the opportunity to hear an experienced grief specialist deliver an informative talk on the challenges that families will face after the death of a son or daughter and particularly in these challenging times. I have attached a short document that explains the evening and a flyer you may wish to send on to bereaved parents.

Guest Speaker: Brid Carroll

Brid is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor who has worked with a special interest in loss and bereavement issues for over twenty years. She has extensive experience in parental bereavement working with organisations throughout the Island of Ireland. Brid is at present counselling children, young people and parents dealing with loss and change through death, separation and illness. This talk is for bereaved parents and will cover:

  • The complex issues grieving parents must face when they have experienced the death of their child, highlighting what is normal in this process. 
  • Highlight the milestones on the journey through this special grief and the small supports that can make the journey a little easier.
  • Various types of loss, whether expected or sudden, will also be discussed to understand their impact on grieving parents, their families and the deceased child’s siblings.

After the key note speech, parents will have the opportunity to break into smaller groups and connect with the organisation that they feel best suits their needs. This also gives them an opportunity to meet other parents who have experienced the loss of a child in similar circumstances.

This event is free of charge and open to all bereaved parents regardless the age of the child or circumstance of their death.  People can register their interest via the eventbrite link Bereavement Support Evening  or contact 085 288 8888 or for more information.

More on Bereavement Support HERE
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