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These services offer help and guidance to those facing bereavement at all levels of support
General support and information
Irish Hospice Foundation
Visit the Irish Hospice Foundation website for general information and resources regarding death, dying and bereavement.
The Irish Hospice Foundation has also published leaflets about different types of grief to provide information on what
to expect and how to cope. They can be downloaded free of charge here
. If you’d like hard copies of any of these leaflets, please contact the Irish Hospice Foundation.
The Irish Hospice Foundation's Therese Brady Library has published a guide for supportive reading and resources regarding bereavement and various types of grief. The booklet can be downloaded free of charge.
Citizens Information Board Information for those affected by bereavement
Much of the information found on the Citizens Information Board site has been distilled into this booklet.
Citizens Information Board - Information about death and bereavement
The Citizens Information Board provides an overview of practical information for those dealing with the death of someone close to them, including how to register a death and how to deal with a deceased person's estate.
You can also visit your local Citizens Information Centre. You can contact Lo-Call 1890 777 121 or visit http://centres.citizensinformation.ie/ to find your local Citizens Information Office.
One-to-one and group support
If you have been bereaved through a hospice death, it is likely that a bereavement support service will be available in the hospice. Contact the hospice where the death occurred.
If you have been bereaved through an acute hospital, the hospital may provide bereavement support. Contact the hospital social work department or chaplaincy service.
If you feel you need immediate support, contact The Samaritans‘ 24-hour call line at 116 123 (free call).
The Bereavement Counseling Service
The Bereavement Counseling Service (tel. 01-8391766) offers a volunteer-led bereavement support service that operates Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bereaved parents can contact Anam Cara (tel. 01-4045378). They provide peer support to bereaved parents and children and maintain online bereavement support forums.
If you have been bereaved through suicide, you can contact Pieta House (tel. 1800247247), which Pieta House now operates the Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service and the Suicide Bereavement Counselling Service.
If you need to speak to a professional, these organisations will be able to furnish you with the names of qualified therapists who specialise in issues of loss and grief:
Barnardos Children's Bereavement Service
Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service (01-4732110) is a service for children and young people who have lost someone close to them – like a parent or sibling – through death.
Turning Point in Dublin (01-2801603) offers training in bereavement counselling and bereavement counselling services.
National Health Library & Knowledge Service. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: email@example.com