Continuing restrictions mean some of the ways we traditionally mark our grief are still not possible. We can’t gather in one location in large groups, including for funerals. We also can’t receive the company of those who wish to offer condolences outside of our household groups.
This is a very difficult time to be grieving. However, we can support ourselves and each other in managing our grief in new ways during this time.
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Our free bereavement pack includes all our resources (for adults and children/teenagers) specially developled to support those grieving during COVID-19 restrictions.
COVID-19 has changed the ways we mark our grief. For the moment, it’s not possible to come together like we did before but we can support ourselves and each other in different ways.
You may feel like your world has turned upside down. These are very exceptional times and a hard time to be grieving. This resource may be of help to you and those close to you.
Under normal circumstances, grief can feel isolating, however during the pandemic, it’s especially important for teenagers to find ways to support and connect with each other.
During COVID-19 restrictions, physical contact and possibly children’s attendance at funerals is very limited. Here you’ll find suggestions if children haven’t been able to say goodbye to their loved one.
If you’re caring for someone who is very sick and are worried they may die, or someone you love has just died, you may have some concerns about what might happen at a funeral during this COVID-19 response period.
COVID-19 and social distancing requirements are making bereavement and funerals even more difficult. But, there are some immediate steps you can take to plan a funeral at the moment.
Grieving can be challenging at the best of times but the pandemic has made things more difficult for those employees whose loved ones or friends have died. In addition, they may be sick themselves and/or have to self-isolate.
We continue to support those facing end of life at this unprecedented time of need. Text IHF to 50300 to donate €4. Text costs €4. Irish Hospice Foundation will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278