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“Safe Harbour” – a new, free illustrated storybook for children bereaved by suicide

A photo of "Safe Harbour", a storybook for children bereaved by suicide, and its accompanying guide for parents and carers.

A new, free illustrated story book Safe Harbour that will support children who have been bereaved by suicide is now available to download or order. Written by Patricia Forde and illustrated by visual artist Bronagh Lee, this new HSE resource will empower parents or carers to have difficult conversations safely with their child around this […]

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Bereavement Networks Lunch & Learn Series

An image promoting a webinar called "Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children & Young People," on May 28 at 12:30 p.m. This webinar is hosted by Irish Hospice Foundation

Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People The ‘Standards for Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People – A Framework for Development’ 2023, illustrate a way forward in the promotion of the child or young person’s voice in Irish society, in order that their needs may be appropriately recognised and supported when they are bereaved. […]

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Lunch & Learn: Experiencing Grief as a Volunteer

An image promoting a webinar called "Lunch and Learn: Experiencing Grief as a Volunteer," on May 22 at 1:00 p.m. This webinar is hosted by Irish Hospice Foundation's Grief in the Workplace programme.

At Irish Hospice Foundation, we recognise that volunteers can sometimes encounter grief as part of their work. As part of National Volunteers Week, we’re hosting this webinar for volunteers to thank and support all their brilliant and hard work in our workplaces and communities. Title: Lunch & Learn: Experiencing Grief as a VolunteerDate/Time: Wednesday, May […]

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European Grief Conference 2024: Registration, Call for Abstracts & Speakers

An image with text announcing exciting updates for European Grief Conference 2024, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, in November 2024.

We’re looking forward to hosting European Grief Conference 2024 in Dublin in November, in partnership with the Bereavement Network Europe (BNE), RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Danish National Center for Grief. When: November 11 – 13, 2024 Where: Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland Here are some exciting updates about EGC 2024. Registration Now Open Registration for EGC […]

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Launching National Grief Awareness Week

An image with text that says, "Be grief aware. Show you care." Irish Hospice Foundation is hosting National Grief Awareness Week January 22 - 28, 2024.

Only three in ten (30%) people in Ireland believe there are enough supports available for those who have experienced loss. This is according to an iReach survey that Irish Hospice Foundation commissioned in December 2023. The research (1,000 people) also found that: More generally, over half of the Irish population (51%) expressed that discussions around […]

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