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
If you are interested in finding out more about this study,
please contact the researcher:
Millar, at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services – (01)
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).
here to view ISANDS website
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
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.
here to view Hospice Foundation website
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.
here to view Rainbows website
Living Links Providing assertive outreach support to the suicide
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.
here to view Living Links website
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.
here to view The Bereavement Counselling Service
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.
here to view IACP website
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.
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/
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
view Support After Homicide website please click