An event giving parents and adults an opportunity to hear an experienced bereavement professional talk about the many challenges that families can often face, following the death of a son or daughter, will be held on Monday, March 7th, 2016 in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
“Anam Cara,” a national organisation that provides support services to bereaved parents and their families, will host a ‘Bereavement Information Evening’ on the aforementioned date, from 7:30pm–9:30pm. Guest speaker on the night will be M/s Kathleen O’Connor.
M/s O’Connor holds a degree in Social Science and a PHD in Pastoral Care. She worked as a community worker in Dublin’s inner city, before moving to Boston College to obtain her Masters. She has trained as a Counsellor and Clinical Pastoral Educator, while working in a Mental Health Centre in Rhode Island Providence. On her returning to Ireland, she has worked as Director of Pastoral Care in Tallaght Hospital.
In the past she has facilitated, in particular, bereavement groups for those bereaved by suicide. When moving to Cork in 2005 she facilitated a training program for those involved in pastoral care at University Hospital, Cork.
This March 7th event is open to all bereaved parents, regardless of the age of their child or the circumstances of their death, and same is provided totally free of charge to all affected parents. There will also be time at this event to enter into discussion with other grieving parents in similar circumstances.
If you have already attended a ‘Bereavement Information Evening’ in the past, you are encouraged to come yet again, as each event brings renewed help to those affected by the difficult and often challenging journey through periods of grief.
It is necessary for ‘Anam Cara’ to confirm numbers for those wishing to attend this event. To this end they would appreciate if people could contact them before Friday March 4th, 2016 on Tel: (01) 4045378 or Mobile Tel: (087) 9637790, simply to advise them of your wish to be present.
Remember “It’s good to talk”.