Bereavement training is central to The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Bereavement Programme. We strive to provide accessible, high quality training for professionals, volunteers and others with an interest in learning more about bereavement. This year’s workshops focus on a range of topics associated with bereavement, including children and adolescents, suicide and addiction. This series of introductory workshops is targeted at professionals and volunteers who may wish to learn more about loss and bereavement and for those working with people who have experienced a major loss. Every year roughly 400 people take part in our workshops.

** COVID-19 Update **

Due to COVID-19, the following IHF Workshops on Loss and Bereavement have now been cancelled.

19th March ‘Children and Loss’
20th March ‘Greif and Social Media’
26th March ‘Working with Adults Facing Death’
27th March ‘Illness and Loss: Living with the Seen and Unseen’
2nd April ‘Supporting Adolescents Through Grief and Loss’
3rd April ‘Difficult Conversations – a workshop on how to deliver bad news’

We will continue to review our other upcoming events over the days and weeks ahead.


Schedule: January-June 2020

Overview of Loss and Bereavement 30th January
Schools and Loss 31st January
Supporting Bereaved People 20th February
Support for the Suicide Bereaved 21st February
Loss and the Impact of Family Breakdown on Children and Adolescents 27th February
Children and Loss 19th March (Cancelled)
Grief and Social Media 20th March (Cancelled)
Working with Adults Facing Death 26th March (Cancelled)
Illness and Loss: Living with the Seen and Unseen 27th March (Cancelled)
Supporting Adolescents through Grief and Loss 2nd April (Cancelled)
Difficult Conversations – A workshop on how to deliver bad news 3rd April (Cancelled)
Communicating in Difficult Circumstances 30th April
Loss and Grief in Later Life 7th May
Prolonged Grief Disorder/Complicated Grief: What is it and how can we help? 8th May
Homicide and the Impact on the Family 14th May
Paving the Way for ADMA (Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 28th May
Loss and Bereavement in Addiction 11th June
Grief in the Body 12th June
How to Support Employees who are Bereaved – A workshop for HR Teams and Line Managers 18th June
Viewing Transgender Identities Through an Ambiguous Loss Framework 19th June
Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and the Journey of Grief 25th June
Read more about each individual workshop here


Professional accreditation is currently under application with the Irish Association of Social Workers and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
If you have other accreditation needs please contact us. A certificate of participation/attendance at workshops is available on request.  
Our presenters represent a wide range of bereavement care practitioners from the voluntary and statutory sectors.

Venue and Times 

All workshops are held at The Irish Hospice Foundation, Morrison Chambers (4th Floor), 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2 from 9.15am – 4.15pm.
For more information on specific workshops or booking queries email or call Iris Murray on 01 679 3188.

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