National and Local Events

National Online Events:

In the lead up to this week there are an array of online webinars and local events taken place, that are  targeted at the public and professionals.


Teachers Supporting Bereaved Children

Date: Tuesday, November 28th
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Register and see full details here



Local Events:

Many people and organisations get involved in the campaign this can be hosting a local event and raising awareness in there organisations.

  • 10th of November: Curragh Family Resource Center, workshop on Supporting Children that are Bereaved
  • 11th of November: SPHE  Network Conference – ICBN resources included in the conference pack
  • 13th – 17th of November: Children’s Grief Centre will have a post it note activity, where they will be inviting,  parents & children attending to write what they can do and how the work of the centre is helping to support the child. They will then gather all the post it notes & create a wall art collage to hang in the centre.
  • 14th of November: Institute of Guidance Counsellors, Dublin West Branch hosting a CPD event ‘Supporting Bereaved Students in your School’
  • 15th of November:  Waterford Teachers Centre, Talk for teacher on ‘Children and Loss’ in the
  • 15th of November: Technological University of the Shannon, guest lecturer Joanne Begley: For After I’ve Gone, for staff and students



Naas Hospital, Social Worker Lisa White Developed a poster to support staff:

‘We developed our Think Adult Think Child poster in Naas General Hospital to raise awareness about the needs of grieving children. The poster will be displayed in all wards and departments in the hospital. The aim of the poster is to support staff in understanding more about how children grieve and how to support bereaved families in our hospital. We want bereaved families to be treated compassionately by ensuring supportive evidence-based information is provided to the family following a bereavement. The poster is for all staff and the public. 

The poster will be the first resource of a suite of information/supports that will be developed for staff/and families.’

Think Adult Think Child – Download Poster here


Information Stands

Throughout Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week many hospitals and schools get involved by hosting a information stand or having display to raise the awareness, see below a list of what hospitals are taking part this year:

Cavan General Hospital
Cork Hospital
Crumlin Children’s Hospital
Galway Hospital
Luke’s General Hospital
Midland Regional Hospital
Naas Hospital
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
St. James Hospital
St. Vincent’s Hospital
Tallaght University Hospital
Temple Street Children Hospital
University Hospital Limerick
University Kerry Hospital

Past Events:

If you missed any of our webinars and would like some information, please contact Dearbhla at


Bereavement Networks Lunch & Learn: Showcasing Supports for Bereaved Families
Date: Thursday, November 9th
Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Register and see full details here

An Intercultural Conversation About What We Learn To Do With Grief – Hosted by Barnardos Children’s Bereavement Services

Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Register and see full details here

Teenage Grief and Loss Workshop hosted by Rainbows Ireland

Date: Thursday, November 16th
Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Register and see full details here


Supporting Bereaved Children: An Open Evening for Parents & Carers

Date: Tuesday, November 21st
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Register and see full details here


Professionals Helping Parents Support Children Who Are Grieving

Date: Wednesday, November 22nd
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Register and see full details here


Grieving children: the role of educators 

Date: Friday, November 24th
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Register and see full details here