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The FirstLight candle illuminates in memory of the 2,000,000 people worldwide who have died so far from #COVID19 @IrishHospice @HSELive @paulreiddublin @WHO

The rush to get vaccinated and end all the lockdowns is very understandable... but this less rushed time is also a good time to reflect, and take stock of the things that actually matter... much like the period after a bereavement...

.@RosabelsRooms also offers financial supports to bereaved parents through the Rosabel’s Room-to-Heal and Room-to-Talk funds. You can find out more about that here:

Our @IrishHospice Bereavement Team have also developed a resource, 'Grieving the death of child' which we hope will be a help to anyone who needs it. It includes things like, what to expect and how you can support a bereaved parent. Read/dowload it here

There also a number of organisations working to support bereaved parents all over Ireland @FirstLight_Ire @AnamCaraSupport @alittlelifetime @feileacain1 @RosabelsRooms @ICBNIrl @Barnardos_IRL ... do reach out to them.

Such a powerful, honest and heartbreaking interview with @ClonesCyclone last night. Thank you for sharing your own grief journey following the death of your beloved Danika with us. Our Bereavement Support Line reopens this Monday morning. Freephone 1800 80 70 77. #careingrief

This evening FirstLight would like to sincerely thank the Emergency Department team at @CHIatCrumlin for their very generous donation and kind words. Thank you so much.

Have you heard about our new @IrishHospice Seed Grant scheme? It's to inspire and support those who wish to respond creatively to the realities of death, dying and loss during #COVID19Ireland.
Deadline: Friday 29 Jan, 5pm.
Supported by @creativeirl

The @IrishHospice has launched its 2021 workshops on Loss and Bereavement. The workshops will run from January to June online. Click here for further details

"I'll see you in my dreams / Yeah up around the riverbend / For death is not the end." If you're thinking of loved ones departed - and it's hard not to, this time of year - there's powerful magic in @springsteen's magnificent album "Letter to You".

We stop this Sunday morning on the eve this year's #WinterSolstice to light the FirstLight candle and celebrate our donors and counsellors, across the country, without whom we could not have continued providing our free professional supports throughout 2020.

#Covid_19 update: Click here for a full list of measures in place from December 18

When we do the right thing we're protecting ourselves and the people around us. COVID-19 is still a problem, and we're all the answer.  Let’s arm ourselves against COVID-19 by covering our cough or sneeze or having a tissue handy.
#StaySafe #COVID19

🎄🎅 Whether you're in work, at school or at home today, we hope you're wearing your festive best for #WearToCare!

🤳 We'd love to see your #WearToCare photos - please tag us!

And please donate what you can to help people affected by cancer and their families this Christmas 💛

Thank you so much to @HSFCharity who have kindly awarded FirstLight a grant towards the Development of Critical Incident Stress Management and Debriefing Services to support suddenly bereaved families and Covid impacted professionals.

We are looking to fill the role of Clinical Development Co-ordinator (Bereavement). For more details and how to apply:
Closing date: Monday 11 January 2020
#irishjobfairy #charitycareers
@orlaeye @ARE_research @ICBNIrl

The @IrishHospice will continue to be there for the bereaved over the difficult festive period and the IHF Bereavement Support Line will be open over Christmas, every weekday (except Christmas Day).Freephone 1800 80 70 77, Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm.

FirstLight is delighted to announce it is one of the successful grant recipients to benefit from RTÉ Does Comic Relief. This funding enables FirstLight to design and distribute a new information pack @DPHHSENE, @GardaTraffic, @tusla @CommunityFound #RTEComicRelief

Remember, you are not alone in grief. Our @IrishHospice Bereavement Support Line is there for those grieving in these exceptional times. If you need to talk, please call. freephone 1800 80 70 77. In partnership with @HSELive
#careingrief #COVID19ireland

These are great suggestions whether you've lost a #child like me, or someone you love deeply. #holidays #together #bereavement #grief #inspire #notalone

Today we are honoured to announce the new Barry O' Malley Counselling Fund, in memory baby Barry who died at just 5 weeks old in 2011. The fund has been established in Barry's memory by his parents Jim and Deirdre O' Malley, who reside in Ferns County Wexford.

For pregnancy loss, there is @alittlelifetime and @feileacain1
For parental and sibling support following the death of a child there is @AnamCaraSupport and @FirstLight_Ire

#Christmas is a lonely time for bereaved parents who often find the run-up to the day, with all the accompanying anticipation, more difficult than the day itself. Whether it’s the first year without a child or several years after the bereavement

A well-deserved tribute to a great friend & #nationalambassador @SharonShannon99 on @RTELateLateShow last night. Loved the description from @PresidentIRL of the joy between her head, her heart & her hands when she plays.. we can not tell the dancer from the dance #fairytradmother

A huge congratulations to the home of FirstLight, the @Carmichael_IRL who has won the 2020 Central Area City Neighbourhood competition. Well done to @PallasDiarmaid Lee O' Brien, Ray, Marty and all the team at @Carmichael_IRL.

Please join @IrishHospice and @goodgrieftrust in the UK this week in raising awareness of grief. For many the acknowledgement of loss is so important. For more information about how you can get involved: @AnamCaraSupport @NOSPIreland @FirstLight_Ire

Today we want to share an extract from a book by Anne Devine, whose son Séan died at just 18 months of SIDS 32 years ago.

This evening FirstLight would like to sincerely thank Kariann Fannin and the Friends of Tadgh who raised almost €4,000 in support of FirstLight. Thank you so much to Kariann, her family, friends and the entire community who so kindly donated.

FirstLight would like to offer sincerest congratulations to Aishling Reeves and Nadia O’Sullivan, 2nd-year students from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Blarney, on winning the @SciFest4STEM SFI STEM Outreach Award 2020, with their SIDS monitor project.

This November we remember our colleagues who passed away. Due to COVID19 restrictions we are unable to host a Remembrance Mass. Instead we have a Remembrance Space at the back of our chapel displaying the names of our deceased colleagues #NovemberWeRemember @nch_info @CeoHardiman

Congratulations Nadia and Aishling @smgs_blarney on winning the SciFest SFI STEM Outreach Award 2020 at the #nationalfinal2020. When voting ended on Friday the public had voted in total 60,000 times. Amazing! @CIT_PhysSci @NormaWelchCIT @scienceirel @phildublin82 @IrishSciTeach

Our last thought for #bereavedchildrensawarenessweek

@ICBNIrl @IrishHospice @children_grief @jacintas_smile @AnamCaraSupport @FirstLight_Ire

3/3 Our final resource is 'Finding ways to help young people say goodbye under COVID-19 restrictions'. Read it here now:
@AnamCaraSupport @alittlelifetime @FirstLight_Ire @RosabelsRooms @Barnardos_IRL @EmbraceFARM @children_grief @agrikid @feileacain1

It's Bereaved Children's Awareness Week, the message this year is children express grief differently, help them find their way. @AislingTM visited @sarahcorbettly1 who was orphaned at age 8, now she wants to help other children find their way through grief. @ICBNIrl 1/2

Aishling Reeves and Nadia O’Sullivan, 2nd-year students from @smgs_blarney been announced as finalists in the @SciFest4STEM 2020 for their project on SIDS. Please vote for them

What to say to a grieving child or teenager? ⬇️ @GoodGriefProj @ICBNIrl @GoodGriefProj @dcediy @stmarkscs1977 @NCGEGuidance @rodericogorman @dreddiemurphy @DrChrisMooreEP @SimonHarrisTD @ilovelimerick @ahmedhankir @SineadRyan52 @RyanTubridyShow #childrengrievetoo #eminentorphan

The @IrishHospice annual bereavement information evening is being held online this year on Wednesday 9 December, 7pm. This free event is for all; you may have experienced a bereavement this year or at an earlier time, Click Here

If you are a parent and/or family who have experienced bereavement and loss of a baby or child we invite you to view our virtual remembrance service online. For more🔗

#teamSUH 👣🍃🌊

What NOT to say to a grieving child ⁦@teengriefsucks⁩ ⁦@GoodGriefProj⁩ ⁦⁦@PrimaryTimesIRL⁩ ⁦@ICBNIrl⁩ ⁦@DrChrisMooreEP⁩ ⁦@dcediy⁩ @ilovelimerick @lynchtr5 ⁦@IrishHospice⁩ check out #childrengrievetoo

#bereavedchildrensawarenessweek #childrengrievetoo #WeRememberYou #RememberInNovember

@ICBNIrl @IrishHospice @AnamCaraSupport @FirstLight_Ire @children_grief @Barnardos_IRL @tusla @agrikid

A beautiful story read by @ELangfordMusic as part of Bereaved Children's Awareness Week 2020 @ICBNIrl. 'No Matter What' by @DebiGliori is so often used in our work at the Children's Grief Centre. Thanks to Emma for her support. @ICBNIrl @RainbowsIreland

This morning we would like to offer a sincere thanks to Kariann Fannian who is organising the Friends of Tadhg fundraiser in aid of FirstLight on @GoFundMeIE which has now reached €3,240 in donations. Click here to donate

This morning we light the FirstLight candle in remembrance of the victims of #BloodySunday1920 , especially the three children who died John William Scott (14), Jerome O'Leary (10), William Robinson (11).@officalGAA @children_grief @ICBNIrl @RosabelsRooms @IrishHospice

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