Bereavement Support

Whether sudden or expected death effects many of us in different ways and is very difficult for those who were close to the deceased. Everyones responses to grief are different with most people feeling emotional responses such as 

  • disbelief
  • anger
  • despair
  • guilt
  • shock 
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • loneliness

These emotional occur naturally when we lose somebody. These feelings may be experienced for longer periods of time depending on the person. Bereavement can also exhibit physical symptoms such as:

  • Tiredness or inability to sleep
  • Forgetfulness
  • Poor concentration 
  • Appetite loss or compulsive eating
  • Loss of interest in hobbies, interests or social life
  • Headaches or physical unexplained pains 
  • Low energy levels 
If you feel you need help coping with the loss of a loved on then there is a number of help services available. 

HSE Bereavement Support 

The HSE have compiled a bereavement support directory which can be found by clicking here

Irish Hospice Foundation

The Irish hospice provides a number of resources about bereavement and coping with loss. Their website can be found by clicking here

Irish Cancer Society 

The Irish cancer societies information regarding bereavement support can be found by clicking here 



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