The purpose of the Think Ahead project is to guide members of the public in discussing and recording their preferences in the event of emergency, serious illness or death. Think Ahead is a ‘flagship project’ of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland which was launched in March 2009 by President McAleese.
The Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland is an Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) project. It engages with the public on end-of-life issues to find what people in Ireland believed about dying, death and bereavement.
The National Council of the Forum on End of Life is now taking on the work and vision of the Forum. It is chaired by Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness.
The Bereavement Counselling Service offers support and counselling to enable people to deal with their grief. Their website has helpful hints and advice for dealing with many different areas of grief and bereavement including Spouse/partners, helping the bereaved, grieving the death of a child, a child’s grief, and people with disabilities.
Féileacáin aims to provide support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after. They are a group of bereaved parents who came together to offer hope and support to others.