FirstLight Bereavement Service

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Carmichael Centre
4 Brunswick Street North
Dublin 7
Co. Dublin

FirstLight (formerly Irish Sudden Infant Death Association) provides crisis intervention and free professional counselling services throughout Ireland to bereaved parents and families whose child, aged 0 - 18 years, has died suddenly.

Services include:

  • Crisis intervention: On receiving notification of bereavement, the FirstLight clinical team will contact the family directly to offer support and advice.
  • Home Visit: A representative of FirstLight clinical team will visit the home of the family to provide support and advice
  • Counselling: FirstLight provides free professional One-to-One, couple and play therapy counselling nationwide
  • Online Support Groups: FirstLight operates three private member peer support groups via Facebook for moms, dads and parents
  • Video Counselling: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic FirstLight has launched a video counselling service via its website
  • 24/7 Emergency Support Helpline: FirstLight operates a 24/7 helpline for frontline staff, and suddenly bereaved parents and family members.

Target Groups: Suddenly bereaved parents and families; Frontline and Emergency staff, viz., HSE, Social Workers, and Gardaí where a child or young person, aged 0 - 18 years, has died suddenly.

How to access: 24/7 Emergency Support Helpline 1850 391 391