(United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns, Leighlin, Lismore, Ossory & Waterford)

Bereavement Information Evening

Bereavement Information Evening
Venue: Solas Cancer Support Centre, Waterford Date: Tuesday, March 27th 2018 Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Registration from 6:45pm)

Solas Cancer Support Centre & Anam Cara, the all-Ireland organisation providing support services to bereaved parents and families, is hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Waterford. 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 death.
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 Tuesday 27th March:
Guest Speaker: Peter Hanlon

Peter is a Bereavement Therapist working in private practice. He facilitates the family bereavement camps at Barretstown and has extensive experience working with bereaved parents. Peter’s work also includes training of volunteers and supervision of the support team for A Little Lifetime Foundation (ALLF).

Topics covered in this talk will include:

• The journey through the intense grief after the death of your child

• Coping as a bereaved Mum and Dad.

• The everyday challenges of grief and loss

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 anamcara.ie or contact us at info@anamcara.ie 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. They would appreciate if you could RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Monday 26th March 2018 or contact Anam Cara on 01 4045378 – 085 2888 888 

Click here to view an Anam Cara YouTube video about coping with bereavement


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