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
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) http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/__uuid/f5ac8cc2-b39b-46c3-8360-7524fa94b985/
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 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
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 https://anamcara.ie/resources/coping-with-grief/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 http://www.hse.ie/eng/about/Who/acute/bereavementcare/standardsBereavementCarePregnancyLoss.pdf
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.