▪️The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is the national charity that addresses dying, death and bereavement in Ireland and offers a wealth of information, support, research and events to the public.
- Bereavement Support Line: a freephone phone service (1800 80 7077 Mon. – Fri. 10am – 1pm) offering a kind, confidential listening ear.
- Bereavement & Loss Hub is a comprehensive online resource for people who are bereaved as well for those supporting bereaved people. Click here
- Events and training: IHF offer regular events to inform and equip people with techniques and tools to support grieving.
▪️Widow.ie: Widow.ie is an Irish online community and self-help resource for, and by widows, widowers and bereaved life partners and invite anyone who has lost a spouse or life partner to join in the conversation – whether your loss is recent or of many years. Visit www.widow.ie
For bereaved parents and families
▪️Anam Cara supports parents after bereavement. Their services range from support groups to a comprehensive website directory of services for the wider family, an information line (085 2888 888 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm), online remembrance books, in-person events and more. Visit anamcara.ie
▪️Pregnancy and Infant Loss Ireland provides information for bereaved parents and healthcare staff about pregnancy and infant loss. The site has two focuses; Support Zone and Knowledge Centre managed by a team of leading experts from a variety of specialisations. The site covers a myriad of topics for parents, families and people affected by pregnancy and infant loss with up-to-date research on developments and a well-resourced support section which is easy to navigate. Visit pregnancyandinfantloss.ie
▪️Féileacáin offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth. Féileacáin are well known for their beautiful Memory Boxes which offer information as well as artifacts that support parents in creating precious memories in the short time they have with their baby. Visit feileacain.ie
▪️FirstLight offers free professional support and provides information to families in Ireland that have experienced the sudden, unexpected death of a child aged from 0 to 18 years. Their 24 hour helpline is available on 1800 391 391. Their therapeutic services are provided nationwide by a team of professionally accredited, fully insured and Garda vetted psychotherapists and counsellors. Visit firstlight.ie
▪️A Little Lifetime Foundation provide supports and services to parents whose baby has died around the time of birth or shortly afterwards and for parents who receive a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality in pregnancy. Services include support meetings, one-to-one counselling, online groups, workshops and events. Visit alittlelifetime.ie
▪️What Matters Most is a social enterprise specialising in bereavement care, Marte Meo therapy, family mentoring and Anam Cara companionship – providing personal access to compassionate, professional and creative supports for children and families. Visit whatmattersmost.ie