Bereavement Support

Support meeting for bereaved parents

Anam Cara, who support parents after bereavement, have been holding their parent-support meetings online and they will continue to do so until it is safe to return to their face-to-face meetings. Their online meetings are still the same safe and comfortable space in which to meet...

#WeReflect campaign highlights importance of Irish Hospice Foundation

Irish Hospice Foundation's Bereavement Support Line, in partnership with HSE Ireland, is becoming busier and busier and they are really seeing the need it is meeting now. For the month of March, they have been running our #WeReflect campaign to highlight the service and are hoping...

Roscommon Remembers will commemorate all who died locally in the last year

Roscommon Remembers is an online event hosted by Roscommon Leader Partnership, on Friday March 26th from 7-8pm, commemorating all who died locally in the last year. It brings together local musicians, poets and other artists who will perform on the night. It is Roscommon's attempt to remember,...

Three new HUGG peer support groups for people bereaved by suicide

In line with their aim to make peer support available to anyone bereaved by suicide, HUGG are delighted to announce that they are starting three new HUGG groups. These are HUGG Cork, HUGG YoungAdults and HUGG LGBTI+ . As with all of their groups, facilitators are...

National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide launched

Mary Butler TD, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, has officially launched the new HSE National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide. Developed by a working group consisting of individuals bereaved by suicide and HSE Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention, the guide will be the cornerstone of...

Bereaved parents invite to attend Anam Cara meeting

Our next meeting for Anam Cara Mayo and Galway will take place on Monday, 15th March, at 7pm. This meeting will be hosted by Jannah Walsh. If you know any bereaved parents who would like to join this meeting please get them to contact us on...

New HUGG Galway group

HUGG is a suicide bereavement charity, which provides peer support groups and information to adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. The new HUGG Galway group is run by trained volunteers who themselves have been bereaved by suicide. The group meets every 2 weeks,...

#hereforyou campaign raises awareness of bereavement supports

A 10-week online information campaign has been launched with the aim of profiling and raising awareness of bereavement supports and services  available to people living in Kildare and West Wicklow. The campaign is funded by the HSE under Connecting for Life Kildare and West Wicklow...

Creative Connections: Jacinta’s Smile

About Jacinta’s Smile Jacinta’s Smile is a sibling bereavement organisation that aims to provide supports to children (ages 7 – 17) and young adults (ages 18 – 25) who have experienced the loss of a sibling. The founders have lost three siblings themselves and are acutely...

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...

Bereavement Information Evening, The Family Centre, Castlebar, May 18, 2017

Venue: The Family Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (Registration from 7:15pm) Anam Cara, the all-Ireland organisation providing support services to bereaved parents and families, is hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Mayo. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear...

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Helping schools to deal with a tragedy

A new book guides principals and teachers on how to navigate the storm of a critical incident, including the 'wallop effect' on their own emotions. Read more: Helping schools to deal with a tragedy Photo: Lorraine Teevan, Source: Independent.ie...

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Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme

The Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme a joint initiative by the HSE and Mayo County Council Library Services aims to promote the availability of a wide variety of self help books on a range of common psychological, emotional and parenting issues. A total of 88 books are...