Bereavement Support

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...

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...