Service Details


  • Bereavement

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • Online - Group


  • Laois
  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Leanne Milligan / Sharon Vard


HCL House Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght,



Contact Hours

Office Hours are 9-5 Monday to Friday


Emergency Assistance

Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.

If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Self-referral

Service Description

Anam Cara provides monthly online and face-to-face group meetings throughout the island of Ireland. These are open to all bereaved parents with an emphasis on peer support. We also facilitate additional online bereavement support evenings with featured guest speakers who give an insightful talk about parental grief. If you are recently bereaved, these provide a gentle introduction to our services.

List of Services Available

Anam Cara provide 14 face-to-face meetings each month. We also provide 5 online meetings per month, so even if we are not located close to you, you can still connect with our service. These meetings provide a safe and comfortable place for bereaved parents to remember their child and share stories with other bereaved parents.

Wheelchair Access

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Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.