The needs of the bereaved continue to change and evolve, especially with the dramatic impact of COVID-19 restrictions. Bereavement, perhaps, has never been in such sharp focus. We are here to help you navigate this new reality and develop and deliver quality bereavement support and care. 

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Adult Bereavement Care Pyramid

We developed this tiered framework through a national collaborative process to guide those working with and supporting bereaved people in Ireland.


Local Bereavement Development Grant

IHF are awarding once-off grants to enhance bereavement care provision through local collaboration among organisations providing bereavement care.

Professional Certificate Children and Loss 2021to2022

Professional Certificate in Children & Loss

Our course in collaboration with RCSI, aims to equip professionals working with children and adolescents with the skills to understand and support them in grief.


Our Therese Brady library

We are home to Ireland's only library dedicated to death, dying and bereavement. Opened in 2003, it central to the bereavement information and education functions of IHF.

Bereavement Workshops

Our online workshops are for professionals and volunteers wishing to learn more about loss and bereavement and for those working with people who have experienced a major loss.

MSc Loss & Bereavement 2021-2023

MSc in Loss & Bereavement

We deliver this Masters course in collaboration with RCSI who we have been working together with since 2004 to deliver bereavement education programmmes.