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Grief-Informed Care and Service Provision in Ireland

Grief-Informed Care and Service Provision in Ireland, hosted by Irish Childhood Bereavement Network and Irish Hospice Foundation Local Bereavement Networks, is the next installment to our Lunch & Learn, Bereavement Networks Series.

Everyone has needs after the death of someone close. For many this support is provided by their family and friends. Some people need additional support for a variety of reasons.  This support can include peer support, counselling, to support from a mental health professional with additional competencies in bereavement. All service providers should have the bereavement knowledge and skills appropriate to their level of service provision.

This workshop aims to explore grief-informed care and provide an overview of some of the key bereavement messages.

Learning outcomes

  • What is grief informed care?
  • An understanding of the grief process, including grief theories, in relation to adults and children
  • An overview of bereavement care in Ireland in relation to the Public Health approach
  • Be familiar with the bereavement care supports in Ireland

Date: Wednesday, 20th September 2023
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Online via Zoom


Dr. Amanda Roberts, National Bereavement Development Coordinator, Irish Hospice Foundation.

Dr Amanda Roberts works in a Bereavement Development role with the Irish Hospice Foundation. She has worked in areas of bereavement, health or social care for over 25 years in various roles including healthcare researcher, lecturer, social care worker and in a service development role. Her current role involves working collaboratively with bereavement support providers at a local and national level to enhance bereavement care in Ireland

Maura Keating, National Coordinator, Irish Childhood Bereavement Network

Maura Keating is the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) National Coordinator at Irish Hospice Foundation for the past 7 years. The ICBN is a hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families. She has worked in the support and development of children’s services at practice and policy level for over 4 decades.