Online event explores living with grief in a global pandemic

Online event explores living with grief in a global pandemic

The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Dublin North and Dublin South bereavement networks will host a free online event called “Living with Grief Amidst a Global Pandemic” this Thursday evening, June 24.

This event is for people bereaved through any circumstance – illness or sudden death; a recent death or a death from many years ago – that may have experienced the loss of a partner, parent, child, friend, sibling, work colleague or relative.

Participants will be provided with information about grief and the range of bereavement supports available.

Niamh Finucane is the professional speaker on the night. She works in the area of bereavement and will talk about the process of grief, how the pandemic has affected our grief, how grieving the loss of someone close can affect us, what can help and ways we can support each other.

Guest speaker, Zoe Holohan, is the author of the recently-published bestseller “As the Smoke Clears”.

She will share her personal experience of coping with the sudden death of her husband Brian.

Zoe has previously spoken about her exceptional journey through loss on The Late Late Show, Ireland AM and with Pat Kenny on Newstalk amongst others and will discuss her process of dealing with complex grief, finding hope once more and some of the lessons she learned on her path to recovery.

There will also be opportunities for the audience to ask questions, if they wish.

The event will also be attended by many of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s network members including local bereavement support services and professional therapeutic services.

Details of the various bereavement supports available will be outlined throughout the evening –  from information, peer support to counselling.

This is a free event but booking is required. Reserve your place HERE.

For further information on this event click HERE.

You can find out more about the bereavements supports available in the west of Ireland via this link.