The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network


The ICBN is a member organisation. Members share a vision that all children and young people, together with the adults in their lives, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.


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Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2022

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

Every November, the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) organise a series of events across Ireland to highlight bereaved children’s needs and provide a voice for them to be heard. Children are the “hidden mourners” in our society they feel the loss over a lifetime, and in different ways: as they grow and learn to understand


Bereaved Children on Mother’s Day

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Grieving children may feel particularly sad on Mother’s Day, missing their mum’s presence. We should not try to take these feelings away, or to distract children. It can be helpful to acknowledge their often strong emotions and to listen to how things are for the child. Although their mother is no longer with them, children


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