Monday 21 August 2017

Videos created to support parents after loss of child

Anam Cara is a charity set up to help provide support to bereaved families
Anam Cara is a charity set up to help provide support to bereaved families

Ciara Treacy

Anam Cara, the charity which provides support to bereaved families, has launched a series of videos to offer hope to those who have experienced the death of a child.

"The videos are a powerful resource to any family experiencing the sudden death of a child," said Sharon Vard, CEO of Anam Cara. "Newly bereaved parents and families need the support of those who have suffered a similar experience and learned to cope again.

"They need reassurance that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that they too will be able to emerge from the depths of despair and start living and enjoying life again."

There are five videos on the organisation's YouTube channel, which feature bereaved parents as they discuss their personal experiences of losing a child.

They also tell of how they learned to cope afterwards.

Anam Cara is an organisation set up in 2008 by bereaved parents, which aims to address the lack of support services available for families in Ireland who have lost a child.

Irish Independent

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