COVID-19 has strengthened our resolve to increase our work in supporting communities across the country in death, dying and bereavement. 

We’re doing this through our Public Engagement work which supports thinking and planning for end of life and bereavement and our new Arts and Creativity programme, which is giving people opportunities for creative expression in these times of uncertainty and loss. 

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Think Ahead

Our popular planning ahead tool can help you discuss and record your wishes and preferences in the event of an emergency, serious illness or after you have died.

Forum 2021 Save the Date

Forum on End of Life

Our major biennial event draws speakers and participants from all walks of life together to discuss the themes of death, dying, grief and loss.

Compassionate Culture

This two-hour workshop is a gentle introduction to death, dying and grief ensuring greater comfort, confidence and fluency amongst artists and staff.

IHF Seeds grants 2022

Seed grants

These are to inspire and support the work of local groups, organisations and individuals to respond creatively to the themes of death, dying and loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Poetry Project

We are collaborating with Poetry Ireland  on a collection of poetry to bring solace to those grieving and those facing the end of life.

The People's Charter

Our People's Charter

What is needed for a good death and healthy grieving? Our People’s Charter on Dying, Death and Bereavement captures the thoughts of over 3000 Irish people.