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.
here for contact details of the centres
Irish Hospice Foundation
The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) has a Bereavement Education
and Resource Centre (BREC) which provides a comprehensive range
of information and training on bereavement and loss. The IHF also
a dedicated bereavement site providing information and resources
for the public and professionals. These resources include bereavement
leaflets on various aspects of bereavement, such as understanding
grief, grieving the death of a partner, supporting someone who
is grieving and grief in the workplace and bereavement videos.
In addition, the IHF hold an annual public information evening
in November which aims to provide information about grief and the
range of supports available to those who are bereaved. At the event
a number of voluntary bereavement support services and professional
therapeutic services were represented
Tel: (01) 6793188
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
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