Monday, 8 January 2018

Anam Cara West Cork in Bantry tonight

Anam Cara West Cork will hold a support meeting for bereaved parents in Bantry this coming Tuesday. These meetings are on just once a month.

If you are in contact with any bereaved mothers or fathers in the region, we’d really appreciate it if you could pass this information on.

Anam Cara, a national organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next West Cork Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th of January from 7.30-9pm in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry. Anam Cara offers a safe and comfortable setting where bereaved parents can ‘drop the mask’ and be among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not. One parent who attended in 2017 said:

“The solidarity experienced by being among people who are bound together by a common feeling of appalling loss is a great help. None of us wanted to be in this group nor would wish it on others but the feeling of understanding - which doesn't need to be verbally expressed - is a support. We all understand.”

In 2017 Anam Cara was able to provide face-to-face support to 248 Cork parents. 

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