Bereavement Information Evening

Venue: The Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Date: Monday, September 18th 2017
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (Registration from 7:15pm)
Anam Cara, the all-Ireland organisation providing support services to bereaved parents and families, is hosting a
Bereavement Information Evening in Tipperary. This event gives parents an opportunity to hear an experienced
bereavement professional talk about the many challenges their family may face after the death of a son or daughter.
Please note this event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their
If you have attended a previous Bereavement Information Evening, we would encourage you to come again because
each time you will hear something that will help you along the difficult and challenging journey of grief. There will also be
time after the talk to interact with other bereaved parents.
Details for the upcoming Bereavement Talk on Monday 18
th September:
Guest Speaker: Brid Carroll
Brid is a qualified Psychotherapist and Counselling Supervisor who has worked with a special interest in loss an
bereavement issues for over twenty years. She has extensive experience in parental bereavement through her work with the
Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE as Bereavement Liaison Officer. Brid is at present counselling children, young people
and families dealing with loss and change through death, separation and illness.
This talk will cover:
• The complex issues grieving parents must face when they have experienced the death of their child, highlighting
what is normal in this process.
• The gender differences in facing such a loss will be explored to give an understanding for both parents of their
differing worldviews.
• It will highlight the milestones on the journey through this unique grief and the small supports that can make the
journey a little easier.
• Various types of loss, whether expected or sudden, will also be discussed to understand their impact on grieving
parents, their families and the deceased child’s siblings.
Anam Cara provides a range of support services for bereaved parents which include a comprehensive website with links to
resources including videos and information booklets compiled by bereaved parents. See or contact us at or our information line on 085 2888 888.
Along with bereavement information evenings, Anam Cara runs monthly parent evenings which give parents an
opportunity to meet with other parents in a safe and comfortable place over a cup of tea or coffee. Throughout the year
Anam Cara also hosts a variety of social and remembrance helping to bring families together
Recognising that some parents may prefer not to talk openly about their loss. Anam Cara would like to reassure parents
there is no pressure for them to contribute and they are welcome to listen to how other Mums and Dads have coped
through the intense grief and sense of loss.
This information evening, like all Anam Cara events, is provided free of charge to parents.
Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for this event. We would appreciate if you could RSVP to before
Friday 15
th September 2017 or contact us on 01 4045378 – 087 9637790

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