Bereavement resources booklet – 2011 update available to download

Therese Brady Library - Bereavement Resources booklet 2011
Last year the library compiled a booklet of bibliotherapy titles for bereaved people informed by the Irish Hospice Foundations bereavement leaflets. The booklet has now been updated and expanded to include both public and professional support material as well as information about the Therese Brady Library and QR links directed to further resource listings in the resource sections of the blog.
The professional resources section  lists recommended titles and online tools for; palliative and end-of-life care, Bereavement theory and support, self care for professional carers, working with bereaved children and bereavement in schools.
You can download the booklet in PDF format here – Bereavement resources 2011

Healing reading for the bereaved – Bereavement Bibliotherapy booklet launch update

Information & Library manager Laura Rooney Ferris at the launch of the bereavement bibliotherapy booklet March 9th

The Therese Brady Library launched a Bereavement Bibliotherapy Booklet on March 9th during Library Ireland week. A very big thank you goes out to everyone who came along on the night to find out more about the Library’s collection and services. It was great to see representatives from both the library and the bereavement support community.

The booklet, which brings together lists of suggested titles and online resources around specific types of bereavement can be obtained in hard copy by contacting or can be downloaded from the Irish Hospice Foundation website (under bereavement/getting help) or by clicking HERE

Further details on the aims of booklet can be found in the feature Healing reading for bereaved people in the current edition of Irish Library News.

Library Ireland week – Bereavement Bibliotherapy Booklet Launch

To mark Library Ireland Week March 8th to 13th the Library will launch a new bereavement bibliotherapy leaflet on March 9th.

Bibliotherapy is the practice of reading recommended books to aid the therapeutic process. The Irish Hospice Foundation library holds a large collection of bereavement support books and personal stories of bereavement and loss of which a short list of recommended titles for various types of bereavement has been drawn up and compiled in a booklet which will be made available to health and public libraries as well as bereavement support groups.

The launch will take place in the Hospice Foundation, Morrision Chambers, 32 Nassau St and guests will also have the opportunity to tour the  library and to learn more about the library collection and services.

All are welcome along on the night – the event will take place between 6 and 8 and light refreshments will be provided.  If you would like to come please email

For more information about other events during Library Ireland Week  have a look at the Library Ireland Week  event calender.