Support Organisations


Bereavement support

The death of someone close can be the greatest loss we will experience in our lives. Many people find their own way through bereavement with support from friends and family, however support is also available from the following organisations.

Irish Hospice Foundation


Samaritans provide emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope or needs someone to listen to them without judgement or pressure. You can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on Freephone 116 123 or by emailing For more information, please visit


This HSE booklet provides information about grieving and includes contact details for bereavement services.

Bereavement – when someone close dies


Information and support

Patient Advocacy Service

If you have been impacted by any issues with regard to end-of-life care and would like information or support, or if you would like to provide feedback on the care provided to your loved ones, you can do so by contacting the Patient Advocacy Service on 0818 293 003 or at For more information, please visit