The FirstLight Families Podcast Series – Zach’s Story

"If someone lives in our shoes for a week, a month, even a day, to experience the pain, the loss, the fear,...

  • Dated: 13 Mar 2024

The FirstLight Families Podcast Series – Emily’s Story

"For other, say, dads in particular, that might not be inclined to talk to someone or talk to a counsellor - just...

  • Dated: 13 Mar 2024

The FirstLight Families Podcast Series – Finn’s Story

"It's okay to feel every single emotion under the sun. It's okay to be're not going mad...just because other people don't...

  • Dated: 13 Mar 2024

The FirstLight Families Podcast Series – Áine’s Story

"I don't want to be fixed, because if I was fixed it means I would be over losing Áine, and I'm never...

  • Dated: 13 Mar 2024

Adolescent Loss

By the Irish Childhood Bereavement Network  Adolescence is a time of huge change. These years are marked by rapid physical, cognitive, emotional...

  • Dated: 19 May 2023

Grief and Life Beyond Child Loss: A Father’s Words

By Nick Rhodes, Matters of a Mans Heart Sophia passed away in my arms on October 4th, 2011. Barely a year earlier,...

  • Dated: 13 Apr 2023

Coping with Mother’s Day After Child Loss

Chris Raymond of discusses how to navigate Mother's Day After Child Loss

  • Dated: 16 Mar 2023

FirstLight Advice to Individuals Supporting a Suddenly Bereaved Family

FirstLight is a trauma-informed organisation, and a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Network of Ireland. We provide a National 24-hour...

  • Dated: 25 Jan 2023

Support and Advice for Parents around Children and Bereavement

Elaine Masterson, Clinical Manager for FirstLight discusses how do we honour and grieve the child that has died while honouring their siblings...

  • Dated: 14 Nov 2022

How to Cope With the Loss of a Grandchild or Great-Grandchild

When a grandchild or great-grandchild dies, it’s not just their life you grieve but also all the hopes and dreams for their...

  • Dated: 01 Sep 2022
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