Earlier this year, the Irish Hospice Foundation launched a Bereavement Support Line (for adults) in partnership with the HSE.
Since June, they have received over 600 calls from those grieving in these exceptional times and in need of comfort, connection and support. People are calling about COVID-related deaths and deaths from other causes in 2020 but many are also finding a previous loss more difficult right now.
The Irish Hospice Foundation will continue to be there for the bereaved over the difficult festive period and the IHF Bereavement Support Line will be open over Christmas, every weekday (except Christmas Day).
The IHF Bereavement Support Line is available Freephone 1800 80 70 77, Monday to Friday, 10 am-1 pm.