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.

The Laura Lynn /Children’s Sunshine Home is a Voluntary Healthcare Organisation, which provides a range of residential, respite and end of life care.

The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

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.

Console is a Registered Charity supporting and helping people bereaved through suicide. We respect each individual’s unique journey through the grieving process following their tragic loss.

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

ISANDS is a voluntary organisation which was founded in 1983 by a group of parents whose babies had either been born dead (Stillbirth), or had died shortly after birth (Neonatal Death).

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.

RD4U is part of Cruse Bereavement Care’s Youth Involvement Project and is here to support people after the death of someone close.

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. 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. is a parenting website for dads & dads-to-be providing parenting advice & information on Pregnancy, Fatherhood, Money & Legal issues and Lifestyle & Health matters.

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. 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.