This is a free event for anyone supporting a bereaved child/ young person through any circumstance – illness or sudden death; and may have lost a grandparent, parent, friend, sibling, relative or teacher. Hosted by the Kildare Bereavement Network.
Venue: Leixlip Library, Co. Kildare
Date: Tuesday, November 22nd
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Part of the evening will include a talk form our guest speaker Úna Holstead. Úna is a Therapeutic Coordinator, Curragh Family Resource Centre.
- How children can experience grief,
- The different ways grief can affect a child/young person,
- What you can do to support a child who has been bereaved,
- Where you find additional supports.
There will be representatives from a range of local and national bereavement supports at this event. Information and resources will be available for you to take away and, if you wish, you can talk with service representatives about the supports they provide. Refreshments will be available throughout the morning.
This is a free event but you must register. Register here
For more information and resources about ways to support a bereaved child visit the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network website.
This event is taking place to coincide with Bereaved Childrens Awareness Week. Click here for more information about this campaign.
The Kildare Bereavement Network are a network of bereavement organisations who operate within the Kildare region. Current members include: Bethany Bereavement Support Service, Curragh Family Resource Centre, HSE Mental Health Service (Office for Suicide Prevention), Insync Youth and Family Services, Kildare Children & Young People’s Services Committee, Kildare Local Community Development Committee, LMC Bereavement Support, Naas General Hospital, Newbridge Family Resource Centre, Pieta, Rainbows Ireland, St Brigids Hospice Curragh, Turas Le Cheile.