For a small study aiming to find out from parents what their experience was of communicating with their children about a parent dying from cancer.
Our hope is that the information we learn from the study will help us to improve how we support other parents facing this challenge.
If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please contact the researcher:
Rachel Millar, at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services – (01) 4986203

Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society
ISANDS is a voluntary organisation, founded in 1983 by a group of bereaved parents whose babies died before or at birth (stillbirth) or some time after birth (neonatal death).
Click here to view ISANDS website

Pieta House now operates the Suicide Bereavement Counselling centres that had previously been operated by Console. We provide free counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide.
Click here for contact details of the centres

Hospice Bereavement Foundation
The Hospice Foundation provides six leaflets, on topics such as adult grief at the death of a parent, children's grief, supporting a bereaved friend or family member, etc., have been attractively produced thanks to BUPA Ireland, whose financial support for the project has been provided in the context of the 20th anniversary of our founding in 1986.
Click here to view Hospice Foundation website

RAINBOWS is a non profit making, international organisation that provides curricula for establishing peer support groups for children, youth and adults who have experienced a death, separation, divorce or other painful transition in their family.
Click here to view Rainbows website


Living Links Providing assertive outreach support to the suicide bereaved.

The first Living Links group was set up in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary in May 2002, when a small group of local people got together in direct response to a suicide in the community. The event was tragic and cataclysmic for the people and there was a huge sense of inadequacy on the ground as to how to provide appropriate community support and a consequent sense of failure as a community.
Click here to view Living Links website

The Bereavement Counselling Service
(which is a registered charity) was formed in 1982 by a group of professionals with backgrounds in psychiatry, medicine, social work, nursing and psychology, who were concerned at the lack of support available for those who had experienced bereavement.
Click here to view The Bereavement Counselling Service website

The IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) was established in 1981, to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy. Their work promotes best practice and the development of the profession as well as safeguarding the public. As a registered Charity (CHY 6615) representing over 3,800 members, we are the largest Counselling and Psychotherapy Association in Ireland. IACP also provides an online directory of accredited counsellors / psychotherapist for the island of Ireland.
Click here to view IACP website

Anam Cara is a national organisation founded by bereaved parents. We provide a range of bereavement support services throughout the 32 counties. More importantly we offer peer support and understanding to families who have experienced the death of a child.
Click here to view Anam Cara website

The HSE has drafted Standards for Bereavement Care following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death. The organisation is asking service users and service providers to review the draft standards and to provide feedback that will inform the finalised standards. The standards are available for review at: http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/acute/bereavementcare/

Bereavement through murder or manslaughter, by its traumatic nature, presents a set of very particular problems and difficulties. Support After Homicide (SAH) a registered charity, specialises in supporting people whose lives have been affected by the violent death of a loved one. Our trained volunteers can help the bereaved to understand the many intense emotional responses which they may experience.
To view Support After Homicide website please click here