Bereavement Care

LauraLynn understands that bereavement through the death of a child can be difficult, complex, emotional, physical and practical struggle to cope with.

LauraLynn offers bereavement support that is holistic and tailored to the individual social and emotional needs of bereaved family members. We will work with families, helping them through the grieving process whilst; nurturing positive relationships, fostering resilience, self-esteem and emotional well-being.

Support may take place in LauraLynn House or in some circumstances in the family home.

Irrespective of the level of bereavement interventions offered, what is common is the goal of supporting families in their experience of loss, from anticipating a death to end-of-life, death and thereafter.

We offer a range of bereavement events throughout the year, such as:

  • Annual Memorial Service
  • Time to Grieve Programme
  • Grandparents Support Morning
  • Wellness Morning for bereaved mothers and female relatives
  • Autumn Memorial Family Walk and Picnic
  • Summer Golf Outing for bereaved fathers

In addition, our Chaplain can offer spiritual, pastoral, religious and cultural support. Our Social Worker offers face-to-face individual and group supports to families prior to, at the time of, and following the death of a child, while our Psychologist can provide talking therapy to individuals, couples and families who are anticipating a death or have experienced a loss.

The focus of the psychologist’s work is on supporting people with the psychological and emotional aspects of grief. Following the death of a brother or sister, children may show their grief differently from adults. Our music and play therapist can help children communicate their complex range of feelings in an appropriate and safe environment.

If you would like to know any more about how we can help and support through the bereavement process please phone 01-2893151 and ask to speak to a member of the Bereavement Team.