Anam Cara’s bereavement support services endorsed in parents’ survey

Anam Cara’s bereavement support services endorsed in parents’ survey

Anam Cara – the organisation dedicated to supporting bereaved parents – will take a break from hosting online parent support meetings this month, August.

The break comes following the publication of Anam Cara’s Impact Report and will ensure that its professional facilitators and volunteers will be able to rest and recharge their batteries in time for a resumption of meetings and events this September.

However, Anam Cara’s office will be open Monday to Friday throughout August from 9am to 5pm and arrangements can be made to post information packs to anyone interested in its services and to talk to and support bereaved parents over the phone, should they need help.

It is hoped that by September Anam Cara may be able to resume hosting face-to-face support groups, subject to HSE Covid-related directives. If not support will continue on an online basis and via one-to-one support telephone calls.

Anam Cara recently published its Impact Report which details the findings of a parents’ survey conducted in 2020.

The report noted the incredible work the organisation has undertaken since it was established in 2008 – welcoming 145,000 visitors to its website, producing videos that have been viewed over 21,000 times and disseminated 18,450 information packs.

In the last year Anam Cara has run 137 events for parents, including 12 support groups and four half-day support events and scored an averaged satisfaction rating over over 95% from parents in respect of its activities including Family Day Remembrance Events, Parent Evenings and Bereavement Information Events.

You can read the report in fullĀ HERE.

For more information on local bereavement supports clickĀ HERE.