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Bereavement and grief: Bereavement support services

Resources and information on bereavement and grief for the public and healthcare professionals.


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'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 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.

Therapy support

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:

National Health Library & Knowledge Service. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: