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National Bereavement Forum 2022

This is the 5th National Bereavement Forum (NBF) hosted by the Irish Hospice Foundation, the first of which was held in Dublin in 2016.  

This forum is for organisations or individuals who provide direct support to people who are bereaved and for those who support bereaved people in their day-to-day work, for example GP’s, nurses, social workers, bereavement volunteers, therapists, chaplains, psychologists, frontline staff in information services, psychiatrists etc. 

The forum brings those interested in bereavement care across Ireland together, to learn and connect. This year’s programme content is party informed by our ongoing communication with our bereavement network members. 

When: 17th June, 10am to 4pm
Where: The Ashling Hotel (2 minute walk from Heuston Station)

Topics & Speakers

The voice of the bereaved – Stories of loss, resilience and growth 

Speaker: Amanda Roberts, Bereavement Development, Irish Hospice Foundation 

Professional and personal loss:  The role of the workplace

Speaker: Breffni McGuinness, National Bereavement Development Specialist – Workplaces and Community, Irish Hospice Foundation. 

Compassionate Culture Networks: Creating places where people can express their grief 

Speaker: Dominic Campbell, Arts and Cultural Engagement, Irish Hospice Foundation

An Understanding Of Trauma Informed Bereavement Care

Speaker: Beck Ferrai, Child Bereavement Specialist, Cognitive Behavioural Practitioner and clinical co-lead for the UK Trauma Council. 

A Path To Developing Grief Informed Care

Speaker: Amanda Roberts, Bereavement Development, Irish Hospice Foundation

Attendees will have opportunities throughout the day to meet with others involved in the provision of bereavement care across Ireland and learn about other bereavement services available at local and national level.   

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the event.