grief support ireland

A number of grief support groups and bereavement counselling services are available throughout Ireland to assist you and help and you through difficult times.  Run by trained counsellors and people who have experienced loss themselves, you don’t have to go through this alone.

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Anam Cara supports parents after bereavement. Bereaved parents have set up this organisation to help themselves and all bereaved parents cope with their grief and loss.

Aware aims to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and can access appropriate therapies.

Barnardos works with vulnerable children and their families and campaigns for the rights of all children. Established in Ireland in 1962, they provide services and support in 40 centres around the country. offers advice and information for bereaved people, those supporting them and professionals working with them. It is an initiative of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

The Bereavement Counselling Service offers support and counselling to enable people deal with their grief, whether directly bereaved or affected by the losses of those near to them.

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) was founded in 2012 to act as  a hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families.

The Citizens Information Board provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland, including this booklet containing information and support for anyone affected by bereavement.

A Little Lifetime Foundation provides information and support to bereaved parents and families and works with health care professionals to develop good practices in the area of infant death.

Embrace provides support to bereaved farming families through bereavement support sessions, an annual remembrance service and also campaigning for farm safety awareness.

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is dedicated to all matters relating to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland and aims to achieve dignity, comfort and choice for all people facing the end of life.

Rainbows is a dedicated free service supporting children and young people affected by loss because of bereavement, separation or divorce. The service is available in local communities throughout Ireland.

The Samaritans know a lot about what can help you through tough times. They can help you explore your options, understand your problems better, or just be there to listen.

Spun Out promotes general wellbeing in order to prevent and positively intervene in harmful behaviour where it occurs amongst our peer group. Our goal is to enable our peers to live happy, healthy lives. gives the bereaved a place to speak through online forums, so they are not alone. Many out there are going through a similar loss and can share experiences and offer or receive mutual support.