The Irish Hospice Foundation, in conjunction with the HSE, has set up a new National Bereavement Support Line to provide connection, comfort and support to those grieving in these exceptional times.
Many people have experienced and will experience the death of someone they love during the COVID-19 pandemic. It may have been a COVID-related death or a death from other causes. People may also be finding a previous bereavement more difficult at this time.
It is a freephone service and will be open from 10am to 1pm, Monday to Friday, starting from 9 June.
The number to call is 1800 80 70 77.
Please find more information on: https://hospicefoundation.ie/bereavement-2-2/bereavement-support-line/
The service will provide a confidential space for people to speak about their experience with personnel specifically trained to provide bereavement support and information. It is anticipated that the Line will be used by health care staff seeking support too. It is staffed by Irish Hospice Foundation and HSE personnel and volunteers.