The IHF National Bereavement Forum will be hosted on 10th June 2021.
National Bereavement Forum 2021
This is the 5th National Bereavement Forum (NBF) hosted by the Irish Hospice Foundation, the first of which was held in Dublin in 2016.
This event is for organisations or individuals who provide direct support to people who are bereaved and for those who support bereaved people in their day-to-day work, for example GP’s, nurses, social workers, bereavement volunteers, therapists, chaplains, psychologists, frontline staff in information services, psychiatrists etc.
Please book your FREE ticket through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/national-bereavement-forum-2021-tickets-155984623207
The NBF is for organisations and individuals who provide direct bereavement support or support bereaved people in their day to day work.
COVID-19 CARE AND INFORM - Irish Hospice Foundation
As Ireland’s only national charity dedicated to death, dying and bereavement, the Irish Hospice Foundation has developed our ‘Care & Inform’ Info Hub to respond to the COVID-19 emergency in an informative and compassionate way. All of our information is in line with current HSE and Government guidance.
The Care & Inform Hub includes a range of information resources and videos focusing on the themes of Grief, Funerals in Exceptional Times, Planning Ahead and a suite of resources for Healthcare Professionals to support and guide all who need it during this time. It is updated continually.
Cancer‐bereaved mothers and fathers are vulnerable to prolonged grief and psychological symptoms up to 5 years after the death of their child. Findings highlight that bereaved parents may need long‐term support, and the results deserve further attention in research and clinical care. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved). Read more
People bereaved by suicide are a vulnerable group, also at risk of dying by suicide. The importance of postvention support (intervention after suicide) has recently been highlighted; however, little is known about the support needs of parents bereaved by suicide in the UK, and the role played by general practice. Read more
CSO Vital Statistics Annual Report 2017 - released 31 October 2019
The number of births to teenage mothers has more than halved in 10 years
Letters to the Editor: The natural process of death being thwarted – Letters, Irish Examiner
Referrals to Limerick grief centre for children double this year – Irish Examiner
How To Deal With Grief At Christmas – Grazia
Focusing on Saying Goodbye -, Irish Times
How to support grieving bereaved children during this pandemic – Irish Times
Eithne is helping bereaved families grieve during these unusual times - Southern Star
We are a funeral people who can no longer have funerals – Irish Times
Dying patients should be allowed a family member so they're not alone at end' - Independent.ie
RTE - Co Sligo village shows solidarity with countries hit by Covid-19 Read more
Belfast Telegraph The cruellest aspect of Covid-19: funerals like we never imagined
Guardian - New restrictions on funerals are adding to the heartbreak of bereaved families
How do you get bereaved fathers to talk? Bring a football - Irish Times 28 January 2020
Analysing Paid Bereavement Leave Around the World - HR News 28 January 2020
Bereaved parents to be entitled to two weeks' paid leave from work - Guardian 23 January 2020
‘How to live and die well’: what I learned from working in an NHS hospice - Guardian 18th January 2020
The Funeral Director: An exquisite, profound portrait of a profession - Irish Times 12th December 2019
Comic supports young people in dealing with bereavement - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 10th December 2019
Coping with grief at Christmas: here’s why you need to abandon traditions - Daily Telegraph 5th December 2019
Born sleeping: how I grieved for the much-loved daughter I lost before her birth - The Guardian, October 28th
Does Your Boss Have Your Back When a Loved One Dies? - The Wall Street Journal, October 28th
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