Bereavement Training

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.


Hosted by the Bereavement Education & Resource Centre at The Irish Hospice Foundation, our workshops focus on a range of topics associated with bereavement, including children and adolescents, suicide and addiction.
Every year roughly 400 people take part in our workshops. 
Workshops are suitable for people requiring basic up to intermediate level bereavement theory for professional or volunteer development.
Click here to hear what people who have participated in our workshops have to say.

Advanced workshops and masterclasses 

In 2009  the Irish Hospice Foundation established a programme of specialist workshops and masterclasses aimed at professionals looking for advanced training and insight on a range of specific issues. Each workshop is led by an international speaker who is a specialist in their field.  To find out more about past workshops please click 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. Download brochure 2018 Workshop Brochure

2018 Workshop Programme

Our 2018 workshop programme is now available for booking. The workshop series will begin on January 25th and includes a number of new titles including;
  • Homicide and the Impact on the Family
  • Hidden Losses - Hidden Grief
  • Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and the Journey of Bereavement

Venue and Times 

All workshops are held at The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, 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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