Barnardos; Childhood and Adolescent Bereavement Support
Death is an inevitable part of life and grief is a universal human process. We cannot shield children and teenagers from the reality of death or the pain of loss. What we can do is accompany them on their journey through grief with informed support, information and encouragement.
Adults instinctively want to shield or protect young people from death. We can't fix or reverse what has happened but we can do our best to help them through the reality of this difficult time in an honest and open manner.
The Barnardos Bereavement Helpline (01 4732110) was established in January 1998 and operates from 10am to 12 noon, Monday -Thursday.
This Helpline service, manned by trained volunteers, is a confidential national service, available to parents /carers, professionals and the general public who may have a concern for a bereaved child.