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Have Your Say Report – 2017

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Design & Dignity Projects

Family Rooms   Connolly Hospital  "This is an absolutely invaluable facility, we will be forever grateful for having the opportunity to stay close to Mam" - Relative Mater Hospital “Honestly, I can’t describe the benefit of the room. You can see the stress lift from relatives when they come into the room…it has given us […] Read more >

Have Your Say Survey

2,200 PEOPLE HAVE HAD THEIR SAY "As a parent whose child has died, I believe that one of my greatest fears is that, with time, our child will be forgotten.” Stephanie. “I wished we could have talked with my dad about his death. He knew he was dying. We knew he was dying, but it went unspoken […] Read more >

Irish Hospice Foundation – Website Privacy Policy

At the Irish Hospice Foundation, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy […] Read more >

About A Journey of Change

About A Journey of Change Overview Staff in residential care centres have a very special relationship with the people they care for and with their families. This programme is designed to strengthen that relationship, and to support staff in developing their competencies in end-of-life care. ‘A Journey of Change’ provides staff with information on all […] Read more >

Booklets & Guides

Template guide for organisations We have developed a template guide organisations can adapt for their own employees and to include details relevant to their company. It provides details on issues like returning to work and bereavement entitlements. Access the guide>>>    Bereavement Booklets and Guides A number of other organisations have developed booklets to offer […] Read more >

Irish Childhood Bereavement Network

“The launch of this Network offers Ireland an opportunity to change the way it approaches childhood grief and could make a significant difference in facilitating the delivery of the appropriate resources for each grieving child.” Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. On Monday 23rd July 2012, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, […] Read more >

Bereavement Support Recordings

These four short recordings may be helpful to you as you grieve. Each recording is about 15 minutes in length and focuses on a different aspect of grief, using techniques drawn from mindfulness and self-compassion. You are welcome to listen to them here or to download them to your own device. 1. Opening up to […] Read more >

Developing a Bereavement Policy

Grief at Work is a guide produced by the Irish Hospice Foundation to help organisations and employers to develop a bereavement policy that is suitable for their work context.     Read more >

Bereavement Policies

Bereavement Support in the Workplace Grief is something which all employees experience and which will inevitably, also impact on their colleagues in some way.  Bereavement policies are not just good practice, they are extremely helpful to employees and managers, ensuring a proactive and equitable approach to managing employee grief by clearly defining employee entitlements and […] Read more >

Fill in Think Ahead Online

Steps to recording your 'Think Ahead' details online If you haven’t already registered Click on ‘click here to set up your account' above Complete registration details & create a password You will receive an email with link to follow to confirm your account set up The email will contain a link taking you to your […] Read more >

Bereavement

Bereavement and Grief - Adjusting to loss Bereavement is the death or loss of someone close to us. Grief is the process of how bereavement and loss affect us. There are many different types of loss: loss of health, of employment, marital breakdown, divorce and death.  How we react to loss will be different for everyone. For […] Read more >

Level 2 Bereavement Support

Level 2 Bereavement Support provides the person who is bereaved with an opportunity to reflect in a focussed way on their experience of loss.  This support is generally provided by volunteers who themselves have been bereaved and have had specialised training in bereavement support. Level 2 bereavement support can be provided on a one to one […] Read more >

Outreach training and support

Bereavement Consultancy & Support The Irish Hospice Foundation provides consultancy and training to staff and organisations on how to respond effectively to situations of Loss and Grief in the Workplace. These include : Death of a staff member (e.g through cancer, accident, suicide) Terminal Illness of a staff member Death of a relative or close friend of […] Read more >

Level 3 Bereavement Support

A small minority of people experience significant difficulties in their bereavement. These might include: intense and unrelenting grief six months post-bereavement; prolonged agitation; depression; guilt; despair; or serious and persistent thoughts of suicide. If you are concerned, please consult your GP and consider professional help as unlike the more usual grief reactions, these symptoms do […] Read more >

Tips for supporting yourself

Helping yourself when you are bereaved If you have experienced a loss, there are a number of things which will help you as you grieve:  Be gentle with yourself. Your energy may be low for a while so do not place too many demands on yourself. Look after your physical health. You may find that […] Read more >

Have Your Say: Your Life Your Death Your Say

A Chance to Have Your Say Every day in Ireland 80 people die — that's 28,000 people every year. Each of us will only get one chance to die, so it’s important to think about it, and get it right. During 2016 you had your say on what makes a good death. By sharing your […] Read more >

Where to go for help

 Most people find their own way through the pain and difficulties of bereavement with support from family and friends.  However, sometimes it can be helpful to seek additional information or support from people who are trained to help those who are grieving.  There are three ‘levels’ of bereavement support available: Level 1: Information about bereavement […] Read more >

E-Learning

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Bereavement leaflets

Browse or download our bereavement leaflets

ABOUT BEREAVED.IE

BEREAVED.IE  is a web site which provides information on grief and bereavement.  It has three main sections: 1.   If YOU are bereaved - Click here 2.  If you want to SUPPORT someone who is bereaved - Click here 3.  If you WORK with people who are bereaved - Click here Read more >

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Donation – Thank You

Thank you for your kind donation. Every cent brings us closer to achieving our vision that no one should face death or bereavement without the care and support they need.     Read more >

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About Us

Our History and background The Irish Hospice Foundation was set up in 1986 to fund and develop specific hospice services. Since then our work has expanded to address the needs of people dying in hospitals, at home and in other care settings. We work to provide equity in access to palliative care services for all […] Read more >

Supporting You

Striving for the best care at end-of-life for all We  work to support those facing death, dying and bereavement, their carers and health and social care professionals. Read more >

Never Forgotten Homepage

  Christmas is a special time in Ireland – a time where families come together. But for those who are feeling the loss of a loved one, it can also be a sad and lonely time.   When a loved one dies, the times you shared come flooding back. These memories are the lasting links […] Read more >

Healthcare Programmes

       *We acknowledge funding for individual programmes (including Healthcare Programmes) received from the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Programme, the Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2019. Read more >

About Hospice

  If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness or referred to hospice or palliative care, you may have questions. These pages aim to address these questions. You can also get information on what services may be available to you in the future and how you can access […] Read more >

Library

About the Therese Brady Library & Information Service The Irish Hospice Foundation’s Library and Information service was opened in 2003 and is central to the Bereavement Information and Education functions of the Irish Hospice Foundation.  The Thérèse Brady Library is the only dedicated specialist library in the country focusing on bereavement,  palliative care and end-of-life […] Read more >

Children

There are an estimated 1,400 children living with life-limiting illness in Ireland. Some 350 of these children die each year, most of them in the first year of life. We have no official figures for childhood bereavement, but it is also estimated that between 36,000 and 60,000 children in Ireland may have experienced a significant […] Read more >

Education & Training

Education is central to the IHF vision that no-one should face death or bereavement without the care and support they need.  READ MORE Read more >

Programme Manager, Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme

***Applications closed*** We are seeking to fill the role of Programme Manager with our Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) programme. Reporting to the CEO, the main purpose of this role is to direct, lead and manage all aspects of the HFH Programme across care settings and, in particular, acute hospitals and residential care settings for older […] Read more >

Professional Certificate in Children & Loss 2014/2015

The professional Certificate in Children & Loss  brochure for the 2014/2015 intake is now available. The course is delivered by the Irish Hospice Foundation and accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Applications will be accepted online via the RCSI applications site from March 10th until May 9th Full details on the course are available […] Read more >

Forum 2013 Conference

  National Council of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland Conference 2013  Forum 2013 is a one day conference organised around a range of issues relating to dying, death and bereavement. The theme of the day is "Length of Days, Quality of Life.” The Forum will allow us to explore the different perspectives […] Read more >

Publications

  Hard copies of Irish Hospice Foundation publications can be requested by contacting us on Tel. 01-6793188 or Email info@hospice-foundation.ie    You can also browse and download our publications and research articles on the Irish Hospice Foundation Collection on the LENUS Irish Health Repository Read more >

Other resources

Think Ahead Initiative: Think Ahead is a public awareness initiative aimed at guiding people in discussing and recording their care preferences while able to speak for themselves. It comprises a detailed form divided into six sections: (1) Key Information; (2) Care Preferences; (3) Legal Matters; (4) Financial Matters; (5) When I Die; and (6) Sharing Information. […] Read more >

New E-Learning module for Bereavement volunteers launched

Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell  today (28th March 2013) launched the Irish Hospice Foundation's second e-learning training course. Working With Loss  is aimed at bereavement support organisations and volunteers and was developed along with bereavement organisations to bridge identified gaps in bereavement support.  Working With Loss addresses how to provide appropriate, ethical support to the bereaved […] Read more >

Staff Intranet

News and pages for Irish Hospice Foundation staff Read more >

Scholarship

Scholarship in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics   Course: An MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics has been developed at UCC as a multi-disciplinary programme offered on a part time basis.  The MSc links to ‘An Ethical Framework for End-of-Life Care’, and associated study guides launched in October 2010 by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).  Commissioned through the […] Read more >

Current Job Vacancies

Vacancies with the Irish Hospice Foundation Details of vacancies based in the Irish Hospice Foundation's Dublin office and job opportunities with our partnered projects based around the country. Administrator – (MSc Bereavement & Loss / bereavement programme support) Read more >

Irish Hospice Foundation Perspectives Series

The Irish Hospice Foundation perspectives series of reports address issues related to palliative and end of life care development and policy in Ireland    Read more >

Donate

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Useful links

Below is a list of useful links to organisations and services. The Irish Hospice Foundation is not responsible for the content of external links Organisations All Ireland Institute for Hospice & Palliative Care (AIIHPC) - The All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care is an all island organisation, comprised of a Consortium of eight […] Read more >

Shop

Support the work of the Irish Hospice Foundation by buying one of the unique products from our Shop. Several purchase options are open to you: You can buy via our online Shop using your credit/debit card. Orders can also be taken by telephone. Just call 01 679 3188 and mention the product(s) you are interested […] Read more >

Workshop participants’ views

 What participants say ... The workshops in bereavement and loss are facilitated by experts in bereavement related areas in the voluntary and statutory sector.  They share their experience, knowledge and practice through adult learning.   Here is a selection of what workshop participation on our 2013 programmes had to say;       “Excellent course. This […] Read more >

About Us

The Irish Hospice Foundation was set up in 1986 to fund and help develop specific hospice services. Over time, our work has expanded to embrace the needs of people dying in hospitals, at home and in other care settings, as well as those who cannot easily access hospice care because of the nature of their […] Read more >

Masterclass workshops in bereavement

The Irish Hospice Foundation annual masterclasses The Bereavement Education Resource Centre hosts special masterclasses and workshops aimed at professionals working in bereavement support and looking for specific training. Masterclasses 2014 Dr. Kathy Shear, Columbia University Kathy Shear will conduct a workshop and an advanced training day on Complicated Grief Treatment January 9th & 10th 2014 - […] Read more >

Videos on Grief

These 'Grief Chunk' videos are bite sized clips offering practical information on different aspects of grief and bereavement. 1. Understanding Grief 2. Living with Loss 3. Suicide in the workplace 4. Grief and dementia Additional Videos Good grief; coping with loss Aware Ireland talk delivered by Dr Susan Delaney June 2014. Talk considers grief resolution, […] Read more >

About Hospice Care

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Education & Training

Education is central to the our vision that no-one should face death or bereavement without appropriate care and support. Access to education and training for professionals and volunteer’s promotes this care and support. Our education programmes are available at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels according to participants’ needs. We provide a broad range of education […] Read more >

Programmes

  We aim to achieve dignity, comfort and choice for all people facing the end of life in Ireland.   Striving for better end-of-life care Our programmes aim to fulfill this ideal, we do this by addressing critical matters relating to dying, death and bereavement. We seek to support the work of those directly providing end-of-life […] Read more >

Contact Us

The Irish Hospice Foundation's offices, including our Bereavement Education & Resource Centre, are located on Nassau Street in Dublin city centre.  Where to find us Morrison Chambers - 4th Floor 32 Nassau Street Dublin 2 Tel | (01) 679 3188 Fax | (01) 673 0040 Email | info@hospicefoundation.ie How to find us Morrison Chambers is almost […] Read more >

Coping with bereavement

Coping with grief Grief is how a bereavement affects us personally.  It is what we experience when we lose something or someone who is significant to us.  This experience can be especially difficult when someone close to us dies.  Making sense of the loss and learning to live without that person is the work of […] Read more >

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