Bereavement Support

Launch of bereavement and grief information and signposting campaign

The HSE has today (2 December, 2021) launched a number of supports to help people who have been bereaved. The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact across the globe on our experiences of death, dying and bereavement. The way the virus spread, the restrictions imposed...

Suicide bereavement supports and developments

There have been a number of recent developments that will be of interest and or assistance to anyone that has been bereaved as a result of suicide. Earlier this year the HSE launched a new guide developed to offer support and reassurance to those grieving the...

Launch of the first Irish suicide bereavement survey

On Tuesday, October 5, the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) launched the Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey. This first-of-its-kind study aims to explore the experiences and support needs of adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland. The survey...

Irish suicide bereavement survey

On Tuesday 5th October, the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) launched the Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey. This first-of-its-kind study aims to explore the experiences and support needs of adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland. The survey...

Anam Cara resumes face-to-face meetings for bereaved parents in Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support and information service for bereaved parents and families is resuming face-to-face meetings following more than a year and a half of Covid-19-related restrictions. Online meetings will continue however as Anam Cara believes it is important to afford parents the option...

Anam Cara bereavement support meeting for parents in Galway and Mayo

A support meeting for bereaved parents in counties Galway and Mayo will be hosted online on Monday, September 20 next at 7pm. The event is coordinated by Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved parents and families - and will be hosted by Jannah...

Online support and information meeting for bereaved parents

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved parents and families - will host a helpful information night online on Thursday evening, September 16 next at 7pm. This event has been coordinated to help give grieving parents a chance to listen to an experienced professional...

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...

Suicide Bereavement UK to host 10th international conference

Suicide Bereavement UK will host its 10th annual international conference in Manchester on September 23 next. The 2020 conference took place online in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and was attended by 740 attendees from 20 countries across 4 continents. This year's face to face conference is...

Support for bereaved families in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. The organisation has extended its services this summer but will take a brief break for August before resuming...

Support for bereaved parents in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. Mindful that people are enduring particularly difficult times with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation is forgoing a...

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...

Online support for bereaved parents in Galway and Mayo

Anam Cara - the all-island support organisation for bereaved families - will continue to operate its services throughout the summer months. Anam Cara provides free online and face-to-face bereavement support for parents and families after the death of a child. Mindful that people are enduring particularly difficult...

Book explores unexplored questions of those bereaved by suicide

The loss of a loved one through suicide is one of the most difficult griefs to bear. That is because the bereaved are tormented by so many questions about the death that has occurred and the prospect that those questions may remain unanswered. In August 2019, counsellor...