Free Information Event on Suicide Grief in Kilkenny

Finding Hope and Healing After Suicide 

Coffee, cakes and compassionate conversations around suicide grief

HUGG is the national suicide bereavement charity and we are hosting a free information event on suicide grief, supported by the National Lottery.

Event details 

Admission is free, and registration is not required. 

Venue: The Avalon House Hotel

Date: Saturday, 15th June 2024

Time: 1-3pm

What to expect

  • 1pm Doors open with refreshments, and people are welcome to talk with the HUGG team and visit information tables.
  • 1.30 pm our guest speaker, Bryan Nolan, a grief and loss specialist, will discuss the impact of suicide grief and highlight ways to cope with your loss.
  • 2.20pm A personal story of suicide loss will be shared, focusing on what was found supportive and helpful along their grief journey.
  • 2.30pm HUGG will share information on its free suicide bereavement peer support groups.
  • After the speakers, you are welcome to stay for more compassionate conversations and to visit the various information tables to learn more about local services.
  • 3pm the event will finish

Who should attend 

  • Anyone bereaved by suicide, whether you have experienced a bereavement this year or at an earlier time in your life. There is no timeline for grief.  
  • If you are supporting someone bereaved by suicide, you might find the information useful to share with your loved ones who are grieving. 
  • Professionals who work with the public and support people bereaved by suicide are welcome, including Family Resource Centre staff, library staff, social prescribers, GPs primary health care staff, funeral directors, chaplains, Gardai, citizen information staff, teachers and educators, and many more.

Who will be there  

We look forward to welcoming you to this event. 

If you have any questions, please email arlene@hugg.ie

Testimonials from previous attendees: 

"The talks gave me great clarity and understanding of the tsunami of emotions and feelings that follow a suicide. Thank you. I am very grateful"

"It was helpful and informative."

"I don't feel so alone."

    "It helped me to not blame my family for not showing their grief."

"Amazing presentations. I felt every one of those feelings since losing my daughter."

"Thank you for this time to say her name and to think of the friendship that doesn't end."

Images from previous events, excluding pictures of people who attended, to respect their privacy.  

We Can Help

If you would like to come along to a HUGG Group just complete the form here 'join a group’ or call us on 01 513 4048 (monitored answering machine) or email support@hugg.ie for more information.
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