Online resource for primary school teachers on how to support a bereaved child

‘Listen with eyes, ears and heart’ online resource to empower teachers to support bereaved pupils.



Play Animation: Listen with eyes, ears & heart – Supporting bereavement children in schools 








The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) developed ‘Listen with eyes, ears and heart,’ an online resource, which aims to empower teachers to support a pupil in their class following a death. This  resource is for primary school teachers. We suggest you:

  • Look at the animation
  • Follow the short supplementary e-learning material
  • Listen to the teachers own experiences


Supplementary e-learning materials

Please click on the picture below for some short supplementary e-learning material

Launch Presentation




Guidelines are available for teachers on Mothers/Fathers Day in the classroom

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Teachers own experiences 

Primary Teacher

Guidance Counsellor in Secondary School

Primary Teacher

Primary Teacher

Primary Teacher

School Principal

Secondary School Teacher

School Principal


Teacher Claire Connaughton writes for the INTO magazine on reflects on her role as  a teacher when a child is bereaved. Read it here .


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