National Bereaved Children’s Awareness Day

On the 20th of November ICBN hosted Ireland’s first National Bereaved Children’s Awareness Day.

The aim of the day was to promote greater awareness and understanding of children’s grief and their needs throughout Ireland. We know that early consistent healthy support within families and community can prevent future pathologies for a bereaved child.

This year we are aiming our campaign at the general public and particularly the families, friends and community supports of bereaved children. We hope to broaden the knowledge of children’s grief through community education and information.


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Information including this factsheet was disseminated to organisations around the country



RTE News2day  visited the Guardian project in Arklow where there was a workshop held on Friday as well as an art workshop for children.  For clip click here

Patsy Way from the Candle Project in St. Christopher’s Hospice gave a very informative seminar on Supporting a Child through Grief and Loss in the Ark (Children’s Cultural Centre) in Temple Bar.

patsy way





Kilkenny Bereavement Support had an information stand on the 20th raising awareness on childhood grief and the services available