Helpful Links

Here we have a variety of links which may be useful in addressing your needs.

FirstLight offers support and information to parents and families, and promotes research into the sudden, unexpected, often unexplained deaths of infants and young children.

The Irish Road Victims Association is a NGO that supports those bereaved or injured by road collisions and campaigns for justice, rights and recognition for Road Crash Victims.

The children and their families, from Ireland and 22 European countries, take part in a unique programme recognised by the medical world as playing an important part in their recovery from serious illness.

Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice will bring comfort, peace and happiness to terminally ill children, their parents and their siblings. It may give some meaning to why our girls have had to leave us so soon.

PARC Road Safety Group is an Irish NGO advocating for road safety and road traffic victims. It was founded in 2006 by Susan Gray.

We believe that young people don’t need to be given a voice. They already have one and a strong one at that. What they need are channels and platforms for participation and active citizenship.

Barnardos Bereavement Counselling for Children is a service for children and young people who have lost someone close to them – like a parent or a sibling – through death.

Samaritans provides 24-hour emotional support to anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thought. Established in Ireland in 1962, there are now twenty Samaritans branches across Ireland.

The Irish Hospice Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the hospice philosophy and supports the development of hospice/palliative care.

Winston’s Wish helps children rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling, enabling them to face the future with hope.

The death of a child is a particularly difficult kind of grief. No one expects their child to die before them. It is out of the natural order of things.

We are Advocates who campaign for greater rights for Victimsof Homicide, their families and friends. We bring together families bereaved by homicide including those affected by Murder, Manslaughter and Fatal Assault.

Strangeboat.org is a website created as a dedication to the humanity and selflessness of all organ donors, and to achnowledge the great courage and determination shown by all involved in the movement in the face of great personal adversity and challenge.

The Citizens Information Board (formerly Comhairle) is responsible for supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on a wide range of social and civil services.

We offer support, guidance and information on all aspects of being a parent and the reassurance that, whatever the problem, you’re not the first parent to face it. Sometimes, all you could need is a listening ear.

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation provides home respite for children up to four years of age who suffer from severe developmental delay and associated problems.

Rainbows is a non profit making, international organisation that provides curricula for establishing peer support groups for children, youth and adults who have experienced a death, separation, divorce or other painful transition in their family.

The Meningitis Trust is here to support everyone who has been touched by meningitis. It also raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis & associated septicaemia.

Widow.ie is an Irish online information and self-help resource for, and by widows, widowers and bereaved life partners.

Heart Children Ireland is a voluntary organisation with the overall aim of providing a support mechanism in Ireland for all who are affected by CHD.

Bee for Battens is a place where families and persons affected by Battens Disease can come together to help raise awareness about this devastating condition whilst providing support for one another.

Feileacain is a new not for profit organisation that aims to provide support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after. We ourselves are a group of bereaved parents who came together to offer hope and support to others who may need our help in the future.

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.

The ICBN is a member organisation. Members share a vision that all children and young people, together with the adults in their lives, can easily access a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.

A voluntary community and parish based service. Their objective is to support the bereaved through the grieving process and their services are totally free of charge and confidential within the law. The name “Bethany” is derived from the story of Jesus’ friends Martha & Mary who lived in a village called Bethany and grieved over the death of their brother Lazarus.

They set up this organisation because they are simply a family that has been through death. Slowly through each day they learn to survive for each other . And they will continue to move through it.

In 2006, Pieta House opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin and since that day they have seen and helped over 40,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established fifteen subsequent centres across Ireland.

All services provided by CRY Ireland are free. CRY is a self-supporting registered charity. It does not receive any Government funding and is consequently dependent on fund-raising activities and private donations. The bulk of the money we take in comes from various fundraising events.

They are a national voluntary organisation which provides emotional support and practical information to people whose lives have been affected by homicide. It is a free confidential service provided by trained volunteers nationwide.

A Little Lifetime Foundation is the voice for bereaved parents and their families across Ireland, their aim is to promote healthy grieving and bring understanding and hope when a baby dies at any stage of pregnancy, during or after birth.

The HSE provides all of Ireland’s public health services in hospitals and communities across the country.