Lifeline: Interview with “Anam Cara” Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support Group

Liam Nolan Interviews Anam Cara CEO Sharon Vard, they talk about bereaved parents and Anam Cara North Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents,holding its monthly parent evening on Wednesday 20th March at 7:20pm in
Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin
This event offers parents a safe and comfortable forum where they can
connect with other bereaved parents who understand the depth of grief and
loss that follows after the death of their son or daughter. With Mother’s
Day, an incredibly difficult milestone for any bereaved mother, approaching
at the end of this month, it is important bereaved mothers know there is
support and resources available.
A parent who attended a recent Anam Cara North Dublin meeting said: “What  I
heard was so familiar to me, I felt less alone and more understood”. Anam
Cara CEO Sharon Vard stressed that this event is open to all bereaved
parents regardless of the age of the child or children, the circumstances of
their death, or whether this was recent or not.For those considering attending but unsure, Ms Vard suggests they visit the
website, “There, in their own time, parents can watch our short
videos with testimonies from bereaved parents and couples who have attended
Anam Cara events. The videos, which are just four minutes each, show parents
interviewed on topics like A Dad’s Grief, Sudden and Traumatic Death, and
The Grieving Family.”
One of the fathers who attends the group urged bereaved parents to give it a
try. “There is no pressure to talk, yet you feel supported by the other
parents who know how desperately hard it is after your child has died. Like
so many bereaved parents Anam Cara has been my lifeline.”
Anam Cara services are offered free of charge for as long as necessary.