This evening FirstLight would like to wish every success to the former Mothercare Ireland team at the launch of their new online store Kaliedy and sincerely thank the team for the decades of support they gave FirstLight. @kooomocom

Over 100 CEOs and managers of nonprofit organisations have benefited from the Carmichael Mentoring Programme.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please visit:

Closing date: 23rd of October 2020.

Kindly sponsored by BHP Insurances

We may not be able to gather but it was great to be joined by so many of our members in calling on Government to #FundCommunity in Budget 2021 at our Pre-Budget Webinar this afternoon.

This week is National Volunteering Week and we would like take this opportunity to sincerely thank each and everyone of our wonderful volunteers across Ireland. #NVW2020 @voluntireland

Managing risk is essential in a well governed non-profit organisation and our very popular Risk Management workshop will be delivered online on 2 Oct, full details & booking here: #governance #strategic #financial #operational #environmental #reputational

As we celebrate 30 years we know we have arrived here because of our amazing volunteers. You have done the most incredible work over the past 30 years, from our hearts to yours, thank you

We are so grateful to our incredible volunteers on the @IrishHospice Bereavement Support Line. They are providing vital comfort and connection for those grieving in these exceptional times. Thank you all for your compassion and kindness.
@HSELive @foley_rs @orlaeye

As part of the National Volunteering Week, @mayoppnetwork captured a sample of the activities undertaken across County Mayo in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a member of @mayoppnetwork FirstLight would like to sincerely them for all their support.

The @IrishHospice is hosting a free webinar: Grief & Bereavement during COVID 19 – Supporting Nursing Home Staff on Thursday 17th September from 2.30pm as part of Palliative Care Week 2020. Click here to register

Cork University Maternity Hospital cordially invites FirstLight families to an online Service of Remembrance on Thursday October 15th #cumhremembers @CUH_Cork @UCC @DPHHSENE

@IrishHospice is partnering with @ICGPnews for an evening #webinar this Wednesday 16 Sept, 8pm for #pallcareweek 2020. The focus will be on Palliative Care within General Practice. GPs can register here:
#IHFSupportingyou @deirdrefirst @foley_rs

For #pallcareweek 2020, we're hosting this special webinar for nursing home staff. #Covid19 is having a profound effect on those working in our nursing homes and residential care facilities.
To register
@NursingHomesIre @AIIHPC @HSELive @palliativeire

There are 18 workshops in our Autumn Winter Scheduled Training Programme, most will be delivered online and subjects include #NewOptionsforFunding #EventManagement #BusinessPlanning #Budgeting #FacilitationSkills #BoardRoles #Zoom #PublicSpeaking >

Here is the winning #Poweof10Seconds video by Tracey Dillon and @AilbheBoyne for the @VhiWMM in memory of Bobby G. #RememberingBobbyG

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of our weekly #Powerof10Seconds video competition is First Light! Congratulations Tracey & Ailbhe and thank you so much for sharing your story 💜

Win €50 for your charity by submitting a 10 second video.

Do you know about our Primary Palliative Care programme? It supports the provision of quality palliative care in the community in Ireland. You can read our latest newsletter now:
@HSELive @ICGPnews @palliativeire @deirdrefirst

The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is a very special event with a focus on women empowering women and supporting our most beloved charities. In order to protect our friends, family and community, this year we're going Virtual.
Join the fun as we:

We're so sorry to have been unable to host our #EarlyPregnancyLoss #NMHSupportGroup over the past few months & are delighted to announce our next group meeting will be held from 6-7.30pm, Wed Oct 14th in the hospital Boardroom, places limited to 8, pending #COVID19 restrictions

With our End-of-Life symbol, we pause to remember all who have died in Ireland recently. Our thoughts are with the bereaved at this difficult time. You are not alone in grief. Please call our Bereavement Support Line 👉 #IHFSupportingYou #CareinGrief

In our newsletter, FirstLight supports the @IrishHospice call on Government to put in place a process for remembrance and reflection in post-#COVID19 Ireland. We light the FirstLight candle in memory of all who have died since the pandemic started. @children_grief @RosabelsRooms

In this FirstLight newsletter, Friendship for Women Is Different by Exploring Your Mind @IrishHospice @children_grief @ICBNIrl @AnamCaraSupport @feileacain1

In this issue of the FirstLight newsletter, Sisterhood: The Value of Women Coming Together by Exploring your mind @IrishHospice @_TheNMH @feileacain1

Rainbows Ire launching a resource framework for teachers /supportive adults to allow the COVID-19 narrative to be unfolded effectively/safely managed. "Conversations with Children"
Free to download and print
#acknowledgment #well-being

Do you know about our Primary Palliative Care programme? It supports the provision of quality palliative care in the community in Ireland. Our latest newsletter is now available.
You can read it here:
@deirdrefirst @HSELive @ICGPnews

FirstLight August Newsletter, in this issue @IrishHospice Calls for #COVID-19 National Day of remembrance, Sisterhood: The Value of Women Coming Together, Virtual @VhiWMM Mini-Marathon 2020 Tips Guide and much more... Download @children_grief @ICBNIrl

‘On the dark days in the weeks and months ahead that I have to endure, I know that I will get a sign and all three of you will be looking after me’. The heartbreaking words of Geraldine Mullan, as we think of all in #Moville today 💔

Sadly due to #COVID19 restrictions, this year we are unable to hold our annual remembrance service. Please join us at 3pm on the 4th Oct when we will light candles in memory of babies who have died in The NMH

@ELangfordMusic @IrishHospice @WhatsYourGrief @ICBNIrl @children_grief @fiona_tuomey @winstonswish @FirstLight_Ire @AnamCaraSupport @EmbraceFARM @livingwelldying @RainbowsIreland @CruseCare all excellent, most based in Ireland and offering online and in-person resources and supports

To help us to keep our patients, babies and staff safe, we are asking all patients and partners to please advise us upon arrival if you are coming from an area, which has local restrictions in place or if you have been abroad within the past 14 days #COVID19 #InThisTogether

Delighted to publish this research @ARE_research @IrishHospice The impact of bereavement support on wellbeing: a comparative study between Australia and Ireland - S. Aoun, Orla Keegan, Amanda Roberts, L. Breen, 2020

We join our friends in @FirstLight_Ire & light the Anam Cara candle in memory of those who have died & support those that are grieving ✨#NeverForgotten

Are you a registered #nurse & interested in becoming a #midwife? Applications are invited to join 18 month #hdip #Midwifery Education Programme commencing March 21. Download your form here -

Today we light the FirstLight candle in memory of all who have died in Ireland recently and in support of the #neverforgotten campaign by the @IrishHospice. Our thoughts are with the bereaved at this difficult time. You are not alone in grief. @children_grief @RosabelsRooms

Today we want to share an article from
@WhatsYourGrief discussing What the Newly Bereaved Should Know @IrishHospice @children_grief @RosabelsRooms

We are currently developing our Corporate Plan 2021 to 2023 to set out how we work with children, young people, families and partner organisations. To have your voice included we would love to hear your views. Please complete our survey here:

We would like to share an extract from the poem "The Noble Nature" by English poet Ben Jonson (1572-1637). Joan Gallagher chose the extract "A Lily of a Day" in memory of her daughter Eibhlín, who would have been 40 this year. @children_grief @BenJonsonsWalk @IrishHospice

Today FirstLight would like to thank @KerryCounty for their support via the Covid 19 Emergency Fund. We are so grateful for their continued support during these unchartered of times. @DeptRCD

Our Board Roles & Responsibilities online workshop scheduled for 15/09 is fully booked and so we have scheduled another one for 18/11 facilitated by our CEO @PallasDiarmaid - early booking advised #governance #boards #nonprofits #charity #charities

Tonight we light the FirstLight candle in #memory of the John Hume and for #Peace around the world. #JohnsLight

Mental Health Workers: The Invisible First Responders in this Pandemic

Today, we're calling for a National Day of Mourning and Remembrance for all who have died since the start of #COVID19Ireland Since March, over 14,000 people have died in Ireland with over 1700 from COVID-19.
@MichealMartinTD @LeoVaradkar @EamonRyan

You are not alone in grief. IHF Bereavement Support Line is here to provide you with care and comfort in this difficult time. Please don't hesitate to call. 1800 807077. Mon-Fri 10am-1pm 👉 #soulfulsunday #IHFSupportingYou

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