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Bereavement and grief: Education

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

Irish Hospice Foundation Courses


This is a series of introductory workshops on a range of topics covering loss and bereavement

Overview of Loss and Bereavement, 28 January
Bereavement in the School Community, 29 January
Supporting Bereaved People, 11 February
Hidden Losses – Hidden Grief Untying the knots, 11 March
Prolonged Grief Disorder/Complicated Grief: What is it and how can we help?, 25 March
Children and Loss, 15 April
Supporting Adolescents through Grief and Loss, 22 April
Loss and Grief in Later Life, 6 May
Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and the Journey of Grief, 7 May
Grieving Well at Work – Supporting Employees who are Grieving and Workplace Wellbeing, 13 May
Working with Adults Facing Death, 20 May
In the Shadow of Covid: How Ireland Grieves then and now, 27 May
Grief and Social Media, 11 June

These workshops are framed relative to the HSE palliative care competence framework at level two – for people whose work increasingly sees them engaging with people facing loss, bereavement and death. Specifically, the competence dimension for grief and loss; and the competence dimension for communication are of relevance to workshop content and learning outcomes.

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