Bereaved: Meeting on kids

The Irish Childhood Bereavement Network (ICBN) is encouraging professionals in Derry working with bereaved children to attend its West and North-West regional meeting on March 5.

The meeting, which is free of charge, will take place at the Sligo Park Hotel between 10am-1pm. Professionals including social workers, palliative care staff, bereavement counsellors, clinical psychologists, teachers, guidance counsellors from across the region are invited to attend.

Nicola Jordan, Co-ordinator of the ICBN stated: “This regional meeting is an opportunity for professionals working with bereaved children and young people in the locality to come together and share their experiences with people who are doing similar work. We are hoping that professionals from Derry, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Leitrim, Galway, Cavan, Donegal, Tyrone and Monaghan will join us on the day.”

Launched in 2012, the ICBN is a hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families in Ireland. The aim is to ensure that all Irish children have access to a choice of high quality local and national information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of the heath and loss of their loved one.

To attend in Sligo you must RSVP to by February 28, 2014. There is no charge for the event.