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Friday 19 September 2014

Info on coping with the death of a child

Nicola Donnelly

Published 22/04/2014 | 05:32

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A BEREAVEMENT Information Evening is taking place in Kettle's Country House in Swords on Monday, April 28th.

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Organised by Anam Cara, the national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and family, the event will give parents an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges families have to face into after the death or their son or daughter.

The event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death.

Guest speaker on the night will be Brid Carroll who will speak on the topic of 'Coping with loss when a child dies.'

Brid is a qualified psychotherapist and counselling supervisor who has worked with a special interest in loss and bereavement issues for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in parental bereavement through her work with the Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE as Bereavement Liaison Officer. Brid is presently counselling children, young people and families dealing with loss and change through death separation and illness.

Anam Cara provides a range of support services free of charge to parents, which include website, private message forums for parents and adult siblings, professional bereavement talks, family social and remembrance events.

Parent Evenings take place on the third Monday of each month, between September and June, at Applewood Community Centre in Swords. For further information visit www.anamcara.ie or to book a place at the Kettle's Country House event contact 01-4045378.

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