Helping Children Grieve During COVID-19 Restrictions

Grieving in exceptional times During these weeks of isolation, sadly some families will experience the death of a loved one; it may be due to COVID-19 or it may be completely unrelated. It’s natural to want to protect and shield children when someone dies; however, we need to talk to children to help them feel


Mind The Gap: Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2019

‘MIND YOURSELF SO YOU CAN MIND ME’. This was the message from bereaved children to adults at the launch of the ‘Mind The Gap’ creative project for Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week at the Mansion House Dublin today (Thursday 21 November). Children handle grief better when the adults around them get support to deal with their


Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2019

Children experience the pain of loss of a death as intensely as adults but they will express it in different ways. Adults instinctively want to shield or protect children from death. No one can fix or reverse what has happened but as an adult you can do your best to help children through the reality


New article: How guidance counsellors can support the grieving student

“The challenge facing Guidance Counsellors is to discover how best to help the bereft student by finding out what helps them most. No single model of bereavement or grief is recommended above any others, as all have various components that may be useful. An important aspect of the Guidance Counsellor’s role is to listen and