Useful Links on Perinatal Bereavement & Support

Irish Support Organisations:

Féileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association Ireland) -

A Little Lifetime Foundation (formerly ISANDS)  -

Anam Cara (Supporting Parents After Bereavement) -


For fathers:


A fathers story of stillbirth


Remembrance photography: 

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.



Glasnevin Trust (Angels Plot)


The Human Milk Bank


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



Helping children through stillbirth and loss:


A Little lifetime

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


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


Barnardos - Helping Children to Understand Death Booklet


Barnardos - Helping Teenagers to Understand Death


Anam Cara - Bereaved Siblings


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


Help and advice for relatives and friends:


HSE/Hospital Resources and Links:


HSE National Standard for Bereavement Care following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death


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







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.