For more information on local groups and state organisations that can help those suffering from a Bereavment, see below :
Bereaved Parents Association is an organisation for bereaved parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. Meetings by arrangement or any Tuesday in Cathedral House at 8pm, or Friary Parlous any day. Contact – Ann on 065 682 0024 to arrange.
Clare Suicide Bereavement Support:This is a group of trained, non professional volunteers who befriend and support individuals, families and communities bereaved by suicide. The suicide may be recent or in the past. A meeting is held on the 1st Wednesday of every month where there is a chance for the bereaved to support each other in coming to terms whit that has happened. Clare Suicide Bereavement Support can be contacted by telephone or text at 086 056 5373 / 087 0369 8315
Other Help lines: Aware: 1890 303 302 www.aware.ie
Samaritans: 1850 609 090 www.samaritans.org
Solas Support Group: 086 082 8807 Johanna Treacy
Teenline Ireland: 1800 833 634 www.teenline.ie
Pieta House 01 601 0000 www.pieta.ie
Living Links: Support for families bereaved by Suicide. In Clare, there is a group of people who have undergone some training, to offer confidential, practical support & advice to families, who have experienced death by suicide. The suicide outreach support person, at the request of the family, can call to the home or meet at a location, appointed by the family. Please feel free to contact Clare “Living Links” Support Co-ordinator at 086 056 5373 between 5pm & 7pm Monday to Friday.
STEM Support Group; providing inidvidual and group counselling for the bereaved.All Counsellors are qualified and have experience working in this area. We operate in Ennis and north Clare. Services free and confidential but a small voluntary contribution is appreciated. Contact: Pauline Bradley 087 638 3988.
Adult Counselling Service, H.S.E. Ennis
Confidential professional counselling available. Free of charge for adults who suffered any kind of abuse and neglect in childhood. Contact: 1800 234 115.
Rainbows: Support group programme for children who have suffered significant loss in their lives, either through death, divorce or other painful transition. Contact: Caitriona Mc Nicholas 087 624 5675.