Project Overview

Funded by HSE NOSP, and aligning with Goal 4 of Connecting for Life, this project will develop our understanding of the needs of young people who have been bereaved by suicide.

This project links closely with a study underway with Rainbows Ireland to explore experiences of a pilot programme to include children bereaved by suicide within a group bereavement programme.

Project Aims

The aim of this project is to identify the needs of young people (aged <25 years) who have been bereaved by suicide, and to identify barriers and facilitators to accessing appropriate supports and services.

This aim will facilitate activities to reduce stigma, improve access to and signposting for evidence-based specialised services for young people, as required.

Team Members Involved

Dr Eve Griffin, Dr Grace Cully, Dr Eibhlin Walsh, Dr Selena O’Connell