1-websiteOur Website – offering information, resources, practical advice, links to professional organisations and services, general information for parents, extended families and also updates on forthcoming events.
Online Message Forums – A private moderated on line forum where parents can have open discussions and speak freely and safely about their loss and its aftermath. There is also a private moderated forum available for siblings who are over 18yrs to give them an opportunity to connect with each other.
2-sateliteSatellite Groups – These are monthly informal meetings giving parents the opportunity to meet and talk with each other. There is information and a lending library available for anyone who wants to borrow a book. Presently there are 10 such groups meeting monthly through out Ireland.
3-bereavementBereavement Talks – these are given on a variety of relevant topics around parental grief by professional bereavement therapists with extensive experience of working with bereaved parents. These are facilitated at current Anam Cara Group locations and also at areas we are targeting to set up an Anam Cara support group.
4-workshopsBereavement Workshops – To meet the shortfall in professional support for parents who experience the sudden unexpected death of their son or daughter, we have developed bereavement workshops that give parents an opportunity to meet with a professional bereavement therapist over a 3 month period to work through the key aspects of their grief and loss. After the workshops parents have the opportunity to step down to the Anam Cara satellite groups for on going peer support.
5-family-eventsFamily Events – seasonal family activity events to bring bereaved families together in a safe environment where they can meet with other families and have some fun
6-creative-eventsCreative Events – to encourage expression through art, writing and drama, we hold creative events. This can be helpful for parents who may not be comfortable with speaking at the satellite meetings.
7-informationInformation Line – If you don’t have regular access to the internet this information telephone number will give you details of the upcoming events.
8-signpostingSignposting – Anam Cara will try to help you find the relevant bereavement support services that are available.