2018 Parent Support Meetings until the end of the year.
A Little Lifetime Foundation Parent Support
It is natural to want to talk about your baby. You probably think about him or her all the time and continuously relive the circumstances of his or her birth and death. Your grief is very intense and you experience so many different emotions at the same time that you may feel unable to cope. These feelings are normal and it helps to express them. It can be particularly helpful to talk to someone else who has had a baby who has died. You can do so by contacting A Little Lifetime Support Team. All the members of the Support Team are trained and are parents who themselves have had a baby who died. They can be reached from any location in the country by leaving a message on the A Little Lifetime Support phone line.
Parents Support Meetings
We also organise Parent Support Meetings. These are informal meetings where parents can talk to each other, facilitated by a trained member of the Support Team. Many parents find that they feel less isolated and alone after meeting other parents who are going through similar feelings of grief. Sometimes parents say that they would be unable to speak at a meeting and we always say that no one should feel under pressure to share their experience. Sometimes just listening to other parents sharing their stories can help us to identify thoughts and feelings we may be having ourselves.
Parent Support Meeting Dates
Parents Support Meeting – Dublin
Tuesday 20th November, 2018 – ALLF Premises, 18 Orion Business Campus, 8pm – 10pm
PALS Parents Support Meeting – Pregnancy after loss or those who’ve recently had a rainbow baby (baby born after loss) – Dublin
Saturday 24th November, 2018 – ALLF Premises, 18 Orion Business Campus, 10am to 12 noon
Parents Support Meeting – Concerns with Care
Saturday 24th November, 2018 – ALLF Premises, 18 Orion Business Campus, 12.15pm – 2.15pm
Dads Only Support – Meet Up (Walk & Coffee)
Sunday 25th November – Oldbridge House, Co Meath, 9.30am – 11.30am
Parents Support Meeting – Sligo
Tuesday 27th November, 2018 – Clayton Hotel, Sligo, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Parents Support Meeting – Tullamore
Wednesday 5th December, 2018 – Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Parents Support Meeting – North County Dublin/Meath & Louth
Thursday 3rd January, 2019, City North Hotel, Gormanston, 7.30pm till 9.30
For meetings around the country to go ahead we will need at least 6 parents to confirm their attendance (by emailing email@example.com or calling 01 8829030).
Please call (01) 882 9030 for details of meeting in your area or if you would like a meeting organised and we will see if we are in a position to do so.