Useful Links on Perinatal Bereavement & Support

Irish Support Organisations:

Féileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association Ireland) - www.feileacain.ie

A Little Lifetime Foundation (formerly ISANDS)  - www.alittlelifetime.ie

Anam Cara (Supporting Parents After Bereavement) - www.anamcara.ie

 

For fathers:

 

http://www.alittlelifetime.ie/fathers-mainmenu-27

 

http://www.feileacain.ie/support-for-fathers/

 

A fathers story of stillbirth http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/baby-loss/a-fathers-story-of-stillbirth-i-was-just-heartbroken-my-whole-world-collapsed-35522004.html

 

http://fathersgrievinginfantloss.blogspot.ie/

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/begin-again/201406/fathers-day-and-baby-loss-0

 

Remembrance photography:

www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org 

If you need a photographer in Ireland, please call this on-call number first: 083-377 4777.  Phones are answered 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

 

Funeral/burial/cremation

Glasnevin Trust (Angels Plot) http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/__uuid/f5ac8cc2-b39b-46c3-8360-7524fa94b985/

 

The Human Milk Bank

http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/2026.htm

 

The Irish Independent have a Baby Loss portal for people to tell their stories. 

 http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/baby-loss/

 

 

Helping children through stillbirth and loss:

 

A Little lifetime www.alittlelifetime.ie

These leaflets may help to explain feeling of loss and grief to a child.

 

 

Barnardos - Coping with Death: Booklet for Parents of children age 6 to 12

https://www.barnardos.ie/assets/files/publications/free//pp_death_adults.pdf

 

Barnardos  - Coping with Death: Booklet for Children aged 6 to 12

https://www.barnardos.ie/assets/files/publications/free/pp_death_childs.pdf

 

Barnardos - Helping Children to Understand Death Booklet

https://www.barnardos.ie/assets/files/publications/free/death_booklet2.pdf

 

Barnardos - Helping Teenagers to Understand Death

https://www.barnardos.ie/assets/files/publications/free/DeathHTU_Booklet_2.pdf

 

Anam Cara - Bereaved Siblings https://anamcara.ie/resources/coping-with-grief/bereaved-siblings/

 

Article: Talking with my 3 year old about Death by Amy Wright Glenn 

 http://www.phillyvoice.com/talking-my-3-year-old-about-death/

 

Help and advice for relatives and friends:

http://starlegacyfoundation.org/how-family-and-friends-can-help/

 

HSE/Hospital Resources and Links:

 

HSE National Standard for Bereavement Care following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/acute/bereavementcare/standardsBereavementCarePregnancyLoss.pdf

 

Rotunda Hospital: Information for Parents Who’s Baby Has Died

https://www.rotunda.ie/Portals/0/Information%20for%20parents%20whose%20baby%20has%20died.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some UK Based Charities (taken from A Little Lifetime website)

  • UK Sands – A UK charity providing support for bereaved parents and their families

  • SANDS Northern Ireland – Sands is working to support bereaved parents and families, and to press for improvements in care during pregnancy and when a baby has died.

  • Tiny Life – Northern Ireland’s premature and vulnerable baby charity, dedicated to reducing premature birth, illness, disability and death in babies.

  • West London Sands – West London Sands is one of the regional groups provided by Sands, whose networks offer a voluntary service provided by previously bereaved parents. Sands are a registered charity providing an established support system for individuals, and families, affected by still, neonatal birth, or the death of a baby.

  • So Go and Run Free – So Go and Run Free’s aims are: to raise awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death ;to offer support, understanding and empathy to families who have experienced baby loss.

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