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Below is a list of the ICBN member organisations that provide services to bereaved children and have signed up to follow the ICBN’s best practice guidelines .  While the ICBN cannot recommend individuals, accredited therapists are listed by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  , Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy  , National Association of Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy  , Psychological Society of Ireland  , and may be able to suggest a therapist who has a background in childhood bereavement.

Every child’s grief and needs are different, you may need to make other enquiries or ask your GP what they would recommend before you make a decision. The ICBN is not a regulatory body and cannot accept responsibility for the quality of care provided by its members.

 

National Services

Anam Cara

Anam Cara is a national organisation providing online and face to face services for bereaved parents after the death of a child.  Anam Cara’s key strength is providing a safe and comfortable forum for parents to connect with other bereaved parents.

Tel: 01 4045378

Web: www.anamcara.ie 

Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Service

Barnardos provides a national helpline and a therapeutic  service in Dublin and Cork, for children and young people who have lost someone close to them. 

Tel: 01 4732110

Web: www.barnardos.ie

Children’s Grief Project, Limerick

The Children’s Grief Project is a support service for school-aged children and young people affected by loss through death, separation or divorce.

Tel: 061 224627

Web: www.childrensgriefproject.ie

Cork University Hospital and Maternity Hospital 

Provides bereavement services to the children of family members attending the hospital.

Tel: 021 454 6400

Web: www.cuh.hse.ie 

Feileacanin

Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI) is a newly formed, not for profit organisation ( CHY – 19635) that aims to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after.  They provide support groups, low cost counselling, memory boxes and an online remembrance site.

Tel: 085 2496464

Web: www.feileacain.ie

First Light

First Light provides support to children and families who have lost a child to sudden death by offering counselling nationally.

Tel: 1850 391 391

Web: www.firstlight.ie

 

The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation 

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation provides direct funding, to families of children with brain damage up to the age of 4 who suffer severe intellectual and physical developmental delay, enabling them to purchase home respite care. We also provide end of life care to all children up to the age of 4 years. These are children who as a result of their condition require intensive home nursing care.  We also provide bereavement support and follow up.

Tel: +353 45 – 894538/660

Web: www.jackandjill.ie 

Kilkenny Bereavement Support

They provide one-to-one services for people of all ages bereaved of a loved one, in the Kilkenny area.

Tel: 056 7756538

Web: www.kilkennybereavementsupport.com 

Marymount University Hospice, Cork

Provides bereavement support to children of family members attending the hospice or community team for palliative care.

Tel: 021 450 1201

Web: www.spmm.ie 

Milford Care Centre

Milford Care Centre provides bereavement support to children in either a one-to-one or group setting. Support is open to any bereaved child in Clare, Limerick or Tipperary.

Tel: 061 485 800

Web: www.milfordcarecentre.ie 

Rainbows Ireland

Rainbows provides support nationally to children and young people who have experienced a loss.

Tel: 01 4734175

Web: www.rainbowsireland.com

Support after Homicide

A national voluntary organisation which provides emotional support and practical information to people whose lives have been affected by homicide. It is a free confidential service provided by trained volunteers nationwide.

Tel: 087 983 7322

Web: www.supportafterhomicide.ie

 

 

 

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