Congratulations and well done to Anne Bergin and her hardworking team for completion of the National Standards for Bereavement care Following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death, launched by the Simon Harris Minister for Health today in Farmleigh. Feileacain is delighted that appropriate care for bereaved families will be standardised throughout the country and parents can expect the same level of services regardless of where their baby is born. Feileacain will continue to support parents in any way we can, as well as the professionals who are most often the first point of contact for parents facing the loss of their child. We will continue providing our Remembering…Memory Boxes, Cuddle Cots (both within the hospital and in the community), high spec cameras and memory cards, as well as developing our ‘Impressions so Precious’ project which offers parents a set of their baby’s hand and foot print in clay. This service will be rolled out nationally over the next year. Remember also that our Play Therapy, Counselling and Social Work services are available to bereaved families free of charge. Again well done to all involved in the creation of the Standards and we look forward to their implementation.
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Research into Stillbirth Care and Prevention: Please help!
We have been asked by our colleagues in the International Stillbirth Alliance to take part in a research project regarding stillbirth care and prevention in high income countries. Research into why so many babies die in Ireland each year is key to the work of Feileacain and we would be very grateful if you would complete the attached survey to help us gain an understanding into stillbirth and the support of parents following bereavement. There are three surveys: one for bereaved parents, one for family members and communities and one for professionals. Please read below.
Despite increasing attention and investment in strategies to improve maternal, newborn and child health, stillbirths remain invisible in many initiatives.
A global study addressing stillbirth care and prevention in high income countries is being conducted by the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland and aims to determine what we need to do to reduce stillbirth and to improve care for families who experience this devastating event.
If you are parents who have had a stillborn baby or are community members who may or may not know a parent who has had a stillborn baby but would like your views heard on this important issue please consider completing the on-line survey. If you wish please forward this email to persons who may have an interest in completing this survey.
The results of the surveys will be presented in The Lancet, as part of a follow-on series on Stillbirths to be launched in late 2015 and a summary of the results will be disseminated among all International Stillbirth Alliance member organisations.
Survey of parents who have had a stillborn baby:
Survey of community members:
Lyceum Training & Counselling at St Michaels Family Centre, Church Hill, Sligo. Tel: 087 6341748 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Title: Counselling Clients with Fertility Issues
Venue: St Michaels Family Centre, Church Hill, Sligo
Date: Saturday March 7th, 2015
Time: (Registration 9 30AM) 10am to 4PM
Facilitators: Kay Duff and Gerry Farrell
Cost: €60 (Tea and Coffee included at breaks)
Certification Certificates of Attendance and CPD hours given on the day
Booking: (Leave voice message) Kay 087 9763608 Gerry 087 6341748
Experiencing Infertility vs. Being Infertile
Emotional Impact on Couples
Emotional Impact on Individuals
The Losses involved in Fertility Issues
Information needed to help Clients
Models of Counselling and Fertility Counselling
Processing of specific issues
Kay Duff BA Dip in Counselling (Trinity) Dip in couples counselling MIACP MIFCA
Kay Duff is the counsellor/psychotherapist for the Merrion Fertility Clinic in Dublin. She is one of Ireland’s most experienced fertility counsellors. For over twenty years she has worked with couples and individuals experiencing fertility problems. She offers specific supervision to psychotherapists and counsellors in the area of fertility counselling as well as establishing a general supervision practice. She has a particular interest in the impact on individuals and who are building their family through assisted reproduction or other routes. She offers support, preparation and information for those considering travelling abroad for egg donation. Email: email@example.com
Gerry Farrell is a psychotherapist in private practice. He has lectured at Trinity College, Dublin, NUI Maynooth and Sligo IT. He has experience in psychiatry, residential child care as well as addictions. He has also got considerable experience in the Education sector. He acts as host to Kay who has helped him through supervision to facilitate clients experiencing fertility issues and recommends this workshop as a valuable resource for counsellors who may encounter clients with Fertility issues.