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Talking to Children About Grief

The first steps... sharing difficult news with children.


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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Finding ways to help young people grieve under COVID-19 restrictions

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

In normal times, when someone is very unwell, we would encourage parents to allow children take part in opportunities to say goodbye to loved ones in any way they feel comfortable. Children and young people are usually very involved in a family member’s final days, in our end-of-life goodbyes and funeral traditions. It helps them


Supporting teenagers to grieve under COVID-19 restrictions

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Grieving in exceptional times Under normal circumstances, grief can feel isolating, however during COVID-19 restrictions it is especially important to find ways to support and connect with each other. If there are teenagers or young people in your life, you will know this time of life can be characterised by restlessness. A young person’s reference


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