Events

Bereavement Information Evening

Location: Corr’s Corner Hotel, 315 Ballyclare Road, Newtownabbey | Date: 30 January 2018 | Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Anam Cara are hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Corr’s Corner Hotel, Ballyclare Road on Tuesday, 30th January from 7:30pm – 9:30pm.

This event gives parents an opportunity to hear from an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges families may face after the death of their son or daughter.

Please note that this event is opened to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death.

If you have attended a previous Bereavement Information Evening, we would encourage you to come again because each time you will hear something different that will help you along the difficult and challenging journey of grief.

Guest Speaker:  Peter McCartan

Peter is a Professional qualified Senior Medical Social Worker and Registered Systemic Family Therapist.

This talk will cover:

  • The complex issues grieving parents must face when they have experienced the death of their child, highlighting what is normal in this process 
  • The gender differences in facing such a loss will be explored to give an understanding for both parents of their differing worldviews
  • It will highlight the milestones on the journey through this unique grief and the small supports that can make the journey a little easier
  • Various types of loss, whether expected or sudden, will also be discussed to understand their impact on grieving parents, their families and the deceased child’s siblings

There will be time on the evening for questions and to talk with other bereaved parents.

This information evening is provided free of charge to parents.

To RSVP for this event, please email info@anamcara.ie before Monday 29th January 2018 or contact 02895213120.