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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

From 2pm – 3.30pm on both days of the forum delegates have a choice of breakout sessions to attend.

Breakout Sessions in Stream A will take place on this page in the live stream above. WATCH STREAM A HERE.

Breakout Sessions in Stream B will take place as a Zoom webinar. WATCH STREAM B HERE.

Delegates are free to move between presentations in each breakout stream.

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WELCOME

Welcome to the National Conference of the Forum on End of Life in Ireland–Forum 2021. This is the 7th biennial Forum conference hosted by Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) and the first to be held online–so we would love to welcome you from all over Ireland and beyond.

It is difficult to comprehend our journey through the pandemic, counting death daily, being glued to the news, feeling fearful, and hopeful, angry, sad, frustrated and everything in between. We know that significant key players were healthcare professionals who multitasked over extended hours to provide nursing care for COVID-19 patients, but we also know that this pandemic affected every single one of us, in multiple ways.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Are we the same’? The art of losing and building back better’ we chose it because we wanted, over the two days of the conference, to take the opportunity for examining the many challenges that compromised us all. Be they physical, emotional or psychological well-being.

But we also wanted to look forward with hope. Despite all the adversities we experienced, we came together to work and take care of each other. We learned new skills; we prioritised what was important; we mourned our dead and shielded our vulnerable. We didn’t get it all right, but we also didn’t get it all wrong.

Our job now as citizens of Ireland and the world is to make positive steps towards providing each other with comprehensive supports to protect our well-being, use the lessons we have learned to mitigate and anticipate future crisis and to lean in together to support each other as we as a nation grieve and heal. We should now take time to reflect on what we can all do to mind ourselves and each other as we move towards recovery.

With this in mind, it is our honour that Dr Mike Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, has found time in his schedule to open this year’s Forum for us.

We have an exciting couple of days ahead of us and I am so happy you have joined us. Please remember we have many resources for the public and healthcare professionals available to freely download. You will find these and many other resources in the Forum livestream site, or on our website www.hospicefoundation.ie.

We hope the online Forum is as rewarding as previous ones and urge you to get social and talk about #IHFForum2021.

We wish you an enlightening, entertaining Forum and will use the words of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, who in the first months of the pandemic said. “Be safe, be smart, be kind” we think this is the best take-home message for time ahead of us.

With kind regards,

Jean Callanan
Chair, Irish Hospice Foundation

Sharon Foley
CEO, Irish Hospice Foundation

AGENDA

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

From 2pm – 3.30pm on both days of the forum delegates have a choice of breakout sessions to attend.

Breakout Sessions in Stream A will take place on this page in the live stream above. WATCH STREAM A HERE.

Breakout Sessions in Stream B will take place as a Zoom webinar. WATCH STREAM B HERE.

Delegates are free to move between presentations in each breakout stream.

Please click on the tabs below to see the agenda for each day of this event.

Times Session Speaker Details
10.30-10.45 Event Open. Assistance with log on available via Event Team
10.45-11.00 Settling Embrace Music
Sharon Murphy and Sadhbh O’Sullivan
Murmurations
A song cycle exploring our experience of loss
11.00-11.15 Welcome Sharon Foley
Chief Executive Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Introduction to conference, overview, reflection on pandemic
11.15-11.25 Opening Address Dr Mike Ryan
Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Loss and COVID
A dedicated presentation by video to launch our two days of discussion by setting out the context of the pandemic and the situation that we find ourselves in
11.35-12.20 Keynote
and Q&A
Kevin Toolis
BAFTA winning writer, Emmy-nominated director/screenwriter, author and bardic poet
How an Irish wake teaches us to live, love and die
12.20-12.40 Film A Wish A short film developed to be used with our Hospice Friendly Hospitals Initiative
12.45-1.30 Lunch Break
1.30-1.45 Lunch & Learn Dr Maria Pierce
Research Manager, Irish Hospice Foundation
Assisted Dying: An International review of the situation and developments in select jurisdictions that have legalised voluntary euthanasia and/or assisted suicide
1.50-2.00 Introduction to parallel afternoon ‘Breakout’ sessions and housekeeping
2.00-2:15 Breakout A Host: Sharon Foley
CEO Irish Hospice Foundation
Dying, Death and Systems of Care
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout A Dr Paul Gregan
MB BCH BAO. MRCGP, MICGP, DCH, DOBS, CSCST Palliative Med
Learning from the pandemic
2.30-2.45 Breakout A Prof Cillian Twomey
Retired Irish geriatric medical consultant
Post-pandemic reflections from a retired (sort-of) geriatrician
2.45-3.00 Breakout A Dr Shaun O’Keefe
MD FRCPI
COVID-19 and end-of-life care: new challenges and new pitfalls
3.00-3.30 Breakout A Panel Discussion and Q&A
2.00-2:15 Breakout B Host: Rebecca Lloyd
Public Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Innovation, Death and Dying
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout B Bettina Korn
End-of-Life Care Coordinator, Hospice Friendly Hospital Programme, St. James’s Hospital
Stories from the Frontline
2.30-2.45 Breakout B Gordon Caldwell
Clinical Lead in Lorn & Islands
Changes in end-of-life care: A calm end of life in ordinary dying
2.45-3.00 Breakout B Joseph Behan
Hibernian Funerals: Information, the Environment & Funeral Poverty
Innovation and the environment around the funeral. What’s available now, what’s coming and the impact of technology
3.00-3.30 Breakout B Panel Discussion and Q&A
3.30-3.45 Closing Session Rebecca Lloyd
Public Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Think Ahead
Are you ready to Think Ahead? An interactive quiz to help us all plan ahead
3.45-4.00 Closing Session Reflection in Poetry with Mary Shine Thompson
Times Session Speaker Details
10.30-10.45 Event Open. Assistance with log on available via Event Team
10.45-11.00 Settling Jean Pasley and Greg Burrowes
Showcase screening of short film Ship of Souls written and directed by Jean Pasley and produced by Greg Burrowes

11.00-11.15 Introduction Orla Keegan
Head of Education & Bereavement Services, Irish Hospice Foundation
Introduction to Day 2 of Forum
Reflections on Day 1
An overview of the loss and bereavement work at IHF with some reflection on how COVID-19 highlights the need for new developments
11.15-11.35 Opening Amanda Roberts
Bereavement Development Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
The Adult Bereavement Care Pyramid – a national framework for adult bereavement care in Ireland
11.35-12.45 Keynote
and Q&A
Lauren Breen
Associate Professor of Psychology at Curtin University, Perth
Learning to give, seek, and accept social support following loss
12.45-1.30 Lunch Break
1.30-1.45 Lunch & Learn Dominic Campbell
Arts and Cultural Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
IHF’s Seeds Grants
Supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, seeds grants make it possible for communities across Ireland to express and explore grief loss, death and bereavement
1.50-2.00 Introduction to parallel afternoon ‘Breakout’ sessions and housekeeping
2.00-2:15 Breakout A Host: Breffni McGuinness
National Bereavement Development Specialist for Workplaces with Irish Hospice Foundation
Grief in the workplace
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout A Dr Cliona Ní Cheallaigh
Consultant St James’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Consultant Physician, Inclusion Health Service, St James’s Hospital
Death, grief and care in the workplace
2.30-2.45 Breakout A Linda Murray
Staff Officer at Technological University Dublin (TUD)
Supporting colleagues through loss
2.45-3.00 Breakout A Laura Doyle
Senior Human Resources Business partner and Head of HR at Distilled SCH
What we learnt from COVID – The Daft.ie experience
3.00-3.30 Breakout A Panel Discussion and Q&A
2.00-2:15 Breakout B Host: Avril Easton
Advocacy Manager, Irish Hospice Foundation
Bereavement and Innovation
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout B John Fitzsimons
Bereaved husband, father of two
The Bereaved Dads Breakfast Club
2.30-2.45 Breakout B Frank Monahan
Architecture at the Edge

Paul Fahy
Artistic Director, Galway International Arts Festival
House of Memory is an IHF Seed Grant Scheme project, in partnership with the Creative Ireland programme.
Galway International Arts Festival collaborated with Architecture at The Edge to produce House of Memory as a memorialisation while COVID eased.
Together Frank and Paul reflect on the experience.
2.45-3.00 Breakout B Dr. Lucy Selman
Associate Professor in Palliative and End of Life Care, Founder Good Grief Festival
Good Grief Festival, a virtual festival of love and loss. Lucy will give an overview of the festival’s development since its launch a year ago.
3.00-3.30 Breakout B Panel Discussion and Q&A
3.30-3.45 Closing Session Jean Callanan
Chair, Irish Hospice Foundation
The ‘Reflections’ research initiative – An Introduction
Reflection on the two day conference and the way ahead
3.45-4.00 Closing Session Reflection in Poetry with Mary Shine Thompson
Day 1 - Tuesday 5th October
Times Session Speaker Details
10.30-10.45 Event Open. Assistance with log on available via Event Team
10.45-11.00 Settling Embrace Music
Sharon Murphy and Sadhbh O’Sullivan
Murmurations
A song cycle exploring our experience of loss
11.00-11.15 Welcome Sharon Foley
Chief Executive Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Introduction to conference, overview, reflection on pandemic
11.15-11.25 Opening Address Dr Mike Ryan
Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Loss and COVID
A dedicated presentation by video to launch our two days of discussion by setting out the context of the pandemic and the situation that we find ourselves in
11.35-12.20 Keynote
and Q&A
Kevin Toolis
BAFTA winning writer, Emmy-nominated director/screenwriter, author and bardic poet
How an Irish wake teaches us to live, love and die
12.20-12.40 Film A Wish A short film developed to be used with our Hospice Friendly Hospitals Initiative
12.45-1.30 Lunch Break
1.30-1.45 Lunch & Learn Dr Maria Pierce
Research Manager, Irish Hospice Foundation
Assisted Dying: An International review of the situation and developments in select jurisdictions that have legalised voluntary euthanasia and/or assisted suicide
1.50-2.00 Introduction to parallel afternoon ‘Breakout’ sessions and housekeeping
2.00-2:15 Breakout A Host: Sharon Foley
CEO Irish Hospice Foundation
Dying, Death and Systems of Care
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout A Dr Paul Gregan
MB BCH BAO. MRCGP, MICGP, DCH, DOBS, CSCST Palliative Med
Learning from the pandemic
2.30-2.45 Breakout A Prof Cillian Twomey
Retired Irish geriatric medical consultant
Post-pandemic reflections from a retired (sort-of) geriatrician
2.45-3.00 Breakout A Dr Shaun O’Keefe
MD FRCPI
COVID-19 and end-of-life care: new challenges and new pitfalls
3.00-3.30 Breakout A Panel Discussion and Q&A
2.00-2:15 Breakout B Host: Rebecca Lloyd
Public Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Innovation, Death and Dying
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout B Bettina Korn
End-of-Life Care Coordinator, Hospice Friendly Hospital Programme, St. James’s Hospital
Stories from the Frontline
2.30-2.45 Breakout B Gordon Caldwell
Clinical Lead in Lorn & Islands
Changes in end-of-life care: A calm end of life in ordinary dying
2.45-3.00 Breakout B Joseph Behan
Hibernian Funerals: Information, the Environment & Funeral Poverty
Innovation and the environment around the funeral. What’s available now, what’s coming and the impact of technology
3.00-3.30 Breakout B Panel Discussion and Q&A
3.30-3.45 Closing Session Rebecca Lloyd
Public Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Think Ahead
Are you ready to Think Ahead? An interactive quiz to help us all plan ahead
3.45-4.00 Closing Session Reflection in Poetry with Mary Shine Thompson
Day 2 - Wednesday 6th October
Times Session Speaker Details
10.30-10.45 Event Open. Assistance with log on available via Event Team
10.45-11.00 Settling Jean Pasley and Greg Burrowes
Showcase screening of short film Ship of Souls written and directed by Jean Pasley and produced by Greg Burrowes

11.00-11.15 Introduction Orla Keegan
Head of Education & Bereavement Services, Irish Hospice Foundation
Introduction to Day 2 of Forum
Reflections on Day 1
An overview of the loss and bereavement work at IHF with some reflection on how COVID-19 highlights the need for new developments
11.15-11.35 Opening Amanda Roberts
Bereavement Development Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
The Adult Bereavement Care Pyramid – a national framework for adult bereavement care in Ireland
11.35-12.45 Keynote
and Q&A
Lauren Breen
Associate Professor of Psychology at Curtin University, Perth
Learning to give, seek, and accept social support following loss
12.45-1.30 Lunch Break
1.30-1.45 Lunch & Learn Dominic Campbell
Arts and Cultural Engagement Officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
IHF’s Seeds Grants
Supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, seeds grants make it possible for communities across Ireland to express and explore grief loss, death and bereavement
1.50-2.00 Introduction to parallel afternoon ‘Breakout’ sessions and housekeeping
2.00-2:15 Breakout A Host: Breffni McGuinness
National Bereavement Development Specialist for Workplaces with Irish Hospice Foundation
Grief in the workplace
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout A Dr Cliona Ní Cheallaigh
Consultant St James’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Consultant Physician, Inclusion Health Service, St James’s Hospital
Death, grief and care in the workplace
2.30-2.45 Breakout A Linda Murray
Staff Officer at Technological University Dublin (TUD)
Supporting colleagues through loss
2.45-3.00 Breakout A Laura Doyle
Senior Human Resources Business partner and Head of HR at Distilled SCH
What we learnt from COVID – The Daft.ie experience
3.00-3.30 Breakout A Panel Discussion and Q&A
2.00-2:15 Breakout B Host: Avril Easton
Advocacy Manager, Irish Hospice Foundation
Bereavement and Innovation
An Introduction
2.15-2.30 Breakout B John Fitzsimons
Bereaved husband, father of two
The Bereaved Dads Breakfast Club
2.30-2.45 Breakout B Frank Monahan
Architecture at the Edge

Paul Fahy
Artistic Director, Galway International Arts Festival
House of Memory is an IHF Seed Grant Scheme project, in partnership with the Creative Ireland programme.
Galway International Arts Festival collaborated with Architecture at The Edge to produce House of Memory as a memorialisation while COVID eased.
Together Frank and Paul reflect on the experience.
2.45-3.00 Breakout B Dr. Lucy Selman
Associate Professor in Palliative and End of Life Care, Founder Good Grief Festival
Good Grief Festival, a virtual festival of love and loss. Lucy will give an overview of the festival’s development since its launch a year ago.
3.00-3.30 Breakout B Panel Discussion and Q&A
3.30-3.45 Closing Session Jean Callanan
Chair, Irish Hospice Foundation
The ‘Reflections’ research initiative – An Introduction
Reflection on the two day conference and the way ahead
3.45-4.00 Closing Session Reflection in Poetry with Mary Shine Thompson

RESOURCES

There are a large number of resources available for delegates to this event to access. Simply click on the tabs below to access your resources.

Bereavement Resources

Everyone experiences death through bereavement and we believe support in grief should be available for all who need it. Being there for those who are grieving and understanding their needs is a key pillar of our work.

Visit our Bereavement and Loss Hub

Bereavement Support Line
Support for Grieving

To buy our bereavement pin, sympathy cards and books please visit our shop.

IHF Pins

Bereavement Grants

Are you a NGO or a statutory service that offers bereavement support? Would you like to work with other organisations in your area to enhance bereavement care provision? The new Irish Hospice Foundation #LocalBereavementDevelopmentGrants may interest you!!! These grants aim to enhance bereavement care provision through local collaboration among organisations providing bereavement care. Existing and new networks are welcome to apply.

Deadline for applications: October 29th.

Bereavement Grants

IHF Videos & Coping with Loss

How to manage grief
Dr. Susan Delaney discusses coping with loss. She talks about grief resolution, how others see grieving and how to manage grief.

IHF on Types of Grief

IHF on Understanding Grief

ICBN Childhood Bereavement

Children, Grief by Age & Stage

Adolescents & Grief

Sibling Loss

Books on Childhood Loss

Final-journeys-workshop-outcomes

Bereavement

MSc Loss & Bereavement
Professional Certificate in Children and Loss

Bereavement Workshops

Workplace Grief Training

Library Supports

Access Library Supports here

The Therese Brady library and information service was opened in 2003 and is central to the bereavement information and education functions of Irish Hospice Foundation.

The library is named after Thérèse Brady, Director of postgraduate training in clinical psychology at UCD, who developed IHF bereavement services in the late 1980s. On her death, Therese’s books on bereavement theory were donated to IHF and the library was developed around this core collection. It is the only specialist library in the country focusing on bereavement, palliative care and end-of-life issues.

Visit our healthcare hub and see our work to strengthen and build capacity across the sector and support those who deliver care at end of life, wherever the place.

Toolkit

If you work in Healthcare, you can download useful tools here.

Care & Inform Hub

Care and Inform Hub

Our COVID-19 Care & Inform hub has been specially developed to support those working to deliver end-of-life care during the pandemic. It includes information, resources and advice for staff working in hospitals, nursing homes, the community, primary care and residential care settings.

nursing-home

The arts and creative engagement in all their forms help people of all ages explore and articulate loss, death, dying and grief. They always have.

We explore and collaborate with artists and cultural organisations guided by The People’s Charter on Death Dying and Bereavement and our Policy on Arts and Creative Engagement.

For more details, please contact our Arts and Creative Engagement Officer, Dominic Campbell, dominic.campbell@hospicefoundation.ie.

Our Arts and Creative Engagement programme is supported by The Creative Ireland programme.

A full report on the first year of our programme can be found here

IHF Seed Grant Programme 2021 to 2022

Irish Hospice Foundation wants to inspire and support the work of groups, organisations or individuals who wish to mark in some tangible way their response to the universal realities of dying, death, and bereavement.

IHF recognises that the last two years of grief and loss during the pandemic have had a significant effect on all ages, all counties, and all sectors, leaving many of us confused and distressed.

Rebuilding confidence in ourselves and trust between us will be easier if grief is directly acknowledged and addressed.

Seed Grant Scheme 2022

Seed Grants are to support groups, organisations and individuals looking for creative ways to do this. We will give priority to creative initiatives that take innovative approaches to reflection and remembrance.

Seed Grants aim to help start new local art projects, or to support existing projects gain momentum - this may involve artists, craftspeople or digital-coders. It may be a group or individual who has a good idea. It might be something you’ve been planning for ages or a new notion.

You might be to mark the loss of a colleague, or the impact on your Care team. You could be health care workers, youth workers, creative artists, civil servants, school groups or anyone. Everyone is affected at some point in their lives.

For some inspiration look at what the class of 2021 did.

creative initiatives

Seed Grants for 2021/22

Awards are in the region of €500 - €1,000 per project. We hope to offer 26 awards.

Seed Grants should support the work of those involved in the community, therefore a key requirement for the receipt of a grant is that the level of funding must be matched by the community group, organisation or individual either in cash or in kind.

To apply for a seed grant or for more information visit this page or email Dominic.Campbell@hospicefoundation.ie.

Visit our Think Ahead Hub to download our Think Ahead form, to find resources on thinking and planning ahead and having difficult conversations.

Think Ahead hub

You can download Think Ahead free of charge or order a physical version from our shop for 4 euro.

Our Think Ahead programme allows you to write down your wishes and also to start the conversations with your loved ones, that otherwise might be difficult.

This is your opportunity to talk about them openly and write them down. Our Think Ahead hub will guide you through the process, one step at a time.

Think Ahead

We can’t do any of the work we do without the help of the public. If you want to donate in memory of someone or join one of our events please join us today.

Support Us
Bereaved?

Bereavement Resources

Everyone experiences death through bereavement and we believe support in grief should be available for all who need it. Being there for those who are grieving and understanding their needs is a key pillar of our work.

Visit our Bereavement and Loss Hub

Bereavement Support Line
Support for Grieving

To buy our bereavement pin, sympathy cards and books please visit our shop.

IHF Pins

Bereavement Grants

Are you a NGO or a statutory service that offers bereavement support? Would you like to work with other organisations in your area to enhance bereavement care provision? The new Irish Hospice Foundation #LocalBereavementDevelopmentGrants may interest you!!! These grants aim to enhance bereavement care provision through local collaboration among organisations providing bereavement care. Existing and new networks are welcome to apply.

Deadline for applications: October 29th.

Bereavement Grants

IHF Videos & Coping with Loss

How to manage grief
Dr. Susan Delaney discusses coping with loss. She talks about grief resolution, how others see grieving and how to manage grief.

IHF on Types of Grief

IHF on Understanding Grief

ICBN Childhood Bereavement

Children, Grief by Age & Stage

Adolescents & Grief

Sibling Loss

Books on Childhood Loss

Training
Final-journeys-workshop-outcomes

Bereavement

MSc Loss & Bereavement
Professional Certificate in Children and Loss

Bereavement Workshops

Workplace Grief Training

Library Supports

Access Library Supports here

The Therese Brady library and information service was opened in 2003 and is central to the bereavement information and education functions of Irish Hospice Foundation.

The library is named after Thérèse Brady, Director of postgraduate training in clinical psychology at UCD, who developed IHF bereavement services in the late 1980s. On her death, Therese’s books on bereavement theory were donated to IHF and the library was developed around this core collection. It is the only specialist library in the country focusing on bereavement, palliative care and end-of-life issues.

Healthcare

Visit our healthcare hub and see our work to strengthen and build capacity across the sector and support those who deliver care at end of life, wherever the place.

Toolkit

If you work in Healthcare, you can download useful tools here.

Care & Inform Hub

Care and Inform Hub

Our COVID-19 Care & Inform hub has been specially developed to support those working to deliver end-of-life care during the pandemic. It includes information, resources and advice for staff working in hospitals, nursing homes, the community, primary care and residential care settings.

nursing-home
Culture and Arts

The arts and creative engagement in all their forms help people of all ages explore and articulate loss, death, dying and grief. They always have.

We explore and collaborate with artists and cultural organisations guided by The People’s Charter on Death Dying and Bereavement and our Policy on Arts and Creative Engagement.

For more details, please contact our Arts and Creative Engagement Officer, Dominic Campbell, dominic.campbell@hospicefoundation.ie.

Our Arts and Creative Engagement programme is supported by The Creative Ireland programme.

A full report on the first year of our programme can be found here

IHF Seed Grant Programme 2021 to 2022

Irish Hospice Foundation wants to inspire and support the work of groups, organisations or individuals who wish to mark in some tangible way their response to the universal realities of dying, death, and bereavement.

IHF recognises that the last two years of grief and loss during the pandemic have had a significant effect on all ages, all counties, and all sectors, leaving many of us confused and distressed.

Rebuilding confidence in ourselves and trust between us will be easier if grief is directly acknowledged and addressed.

Seed Grant Scheme 2022

Seed Grants are to support groups, organisations and individuals looking for creative ways to do this. We will give priority to creative initiatives that take innovative approaches to reflection and remembrance.

Seed Grants aim to help start new local art projects, or to support existing projects gain momentum - this may involve artists, craftspeople or digital-coders. It may be a group or individual who has a good idea. It might be something you’ve been planning for ages or a new notion.

You might be to mark the loss of a colleague, or the impact on your Care team. You could be health care workers, youth workers, creative artists, civil servants, school groups or anyone. Everyone is affected at some point in their lives.

For some inspiration look at what the class of 2021 did.

creative initiatives

Seed Grants for 2021/22

Awards are in the region of €500 - €1,000 per project. We hope to offer 26 awards.

Seed Grants should support the work of those involved in the community, therefore a key requirement for the receipt of a grant is that the level of funding must be matched by the community group, organisation or individual either in cash or in kind.

To apply for a seed grant or for more information visit this page or email Dominic.Campbell@hospicefoundation.ie.

Think Ahead

Visit our Think Ahead Hub to download our Think Ahead form, to find resources on thinking and planning ahead and having difficult conversations.

Think Ahead hub

You can download Think Ahead free of charge or order a physical version from our shop for 4 euro.

Our Think Ahead programme allows you to write down your wishes and also to start the conversations with your loved ones, that otherwise might be difficult.

This is your opportunity to talk about them openly and write them down. Our Think Ahead hub will guide you through the process, one step at a time.

Think Ahead
Support Us

We can’t do any of the work we do without the help of the public. If you want to donate in memory of someone or join one of our events please join us today.

Support Us

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