Barnardos Helpline Service - (01) 473 2110 - is available from 10am-12pm Monday to Thursday to members of the public seeking information and support in relation to bereavement. The Helpline is operated by fully trained and supported volunteers.
Specialist bereavement project workers based in Cork and Dublin work with children from all across the country. The service offered is based on the individual needs of each child and their family. Our service takes into consideration the developmental stage of the child, the child's relationship with the deceased, the nature of the death and particular circumstances of the family.
Children must be referred to the Children’s Bereavement Service. Referrals will be accepted from anybody who has the consent of parents/carers.
Barnardos provides training and consultancy for groups and organisations whose work brings them into contact with bereaved children. We also undertake research on issues relating to childhood bereavement. Please email [email protected] for more information.