What we do
FirstLight provides crisis intervention and free professional counselling services throughout Ireland to bereaved parents and family members who have suddenly lost a child up to 18 years
FirstLight’s mission is to:
- Deliver appropriate professional support services to bereaved parents and families including first encounter, crisis intervention and on-going support services;
- Promote training for frontline professionals who encounter bereaved parents and families;
- Raise awareness of FirstLight’s professional support services and;
- Promote research into child mortality and intervention campaigns to reduce the incidences of sudden death
Donate to FirstLight
Your donation today will provide suddenly bereaved parents and families with professional counselling support through their darkest hours, giving them hope for the future.
Latest News & Features
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Remembering Your Child
The FirstLight Memory Wall is a very special place to honour and remember your child. Tell a story, write a poem, quote a song, or share any memory of your loved one.
Sharing your message can help other bereaved parents to understand that they are not alone.