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Children's Grief Centre


The loss of a loved one is very difficult for children and young people. Death, separation and divorce changes the shape of a family. Whatever the reason the impact on a child or young person can be tough, as they struggle to come to terms with what has happened.

The Children’s Grief Centre is here to walk the journey with your child. We provide support, care and an open ear to hear their story. We do not charge a fee for our service.

The Children's Grief Centre is a free support service for children and young people affected by loss through death, separation or divorce.

We provide a safe supportive service for children, young people and their families who are grieving. The service is provided by trained and experienced people.


The Children’s Grief Centre was founded in 2009 by, Sister Helen Culhane, together with a support group of professionals. As a Sister of Mercy. a qualified social worker and psychotherapist, Helen worked with people who were struggling with issues relating to death, bereavement and palliative care. This included time spent at Milford Care Centre.

Helen’s experience meant she developed a clear understanding of the needs of children and young people who were experiencing loss. She recognised that there was a lack of services and support for children and young people who were affected by the death of a loved one. Helen also saw there was an increasing need for support of children and young people who suffer loss due to separation or divorce of parents.

Helen’s vision was that the Centre would provide children and young people with a listening ear.

Today the Centre is well established within the Mid-West region, serving counties Clare, Tipperary and Limerick. 


Your generosity will help us achieve our dream of opening a new Children's Grief Centre. The demand for our service has grown steadily over the past 11 years. We are currently planning to refurbish a recently donated building which will allow us to support the 300 children on our waiting list and ensure that we can continue to provide support to bereaved and grieving children. 

Funds raised will help us continue our existing one to one work with children aged 4 to 18 and help us to build a brighter future for children and young people. 


Contact Details

Westbourne, Ashbourne Avenue, South Circular Road, Limerick, Limerick, IRELAND - V94A5NA

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 20919

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20205877

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