Support Services

How We Help

speak to us

For a listening ear, practical advice and emotional support,
talk to our LMC volunteers who
have all faced a similar loss.

 

email us

The support we offer is based on the  shared experience of our LMC volunteers. We know how lonely it can be.

support groups

We offer informal support groups in Cork and Dublin as a safe space to discuss the loss of a much-wanted baby.

Online Meet-Ups

If you can’t get to Cork and Dublin join an online meeting for a similar supportive
group experience.

Who We Support

At LMC we offer you non-directive peer support and practical advice if you are facing a poor fetal diagnosis or considering ending a pregnancy for a medical reason.

Primarily support provided has been for women faced with a poor diagnosis in pregnancy, but we can also help if you’re facing a difficult decision because of your own health issues or medical conditions.

You can contact us at whatever stage you find yourself. Whether you are still unsure what you wish to do; your loss was many years ago or last week; you are still in the process of undertaking more tests or awaiting the results of tests. Our primary goal is to provide safe, confidential and non-directive support for you along this most heart-breaking of journeys.

Support Meetings

LMC support meetings are co-facilitated by founding members. We are not trained counsellors or mental health professionals.

The meeting format is informal, and there is no need to speak if you do not feel ready. These meetings offer you a confidential space to discuss the loss of a much-wanted baby, the stages of the grieving process, friends, family and support networks.

You can explore the feelings of hurt and anger that often accompany this complicated grief. We also share thoughts and ideas for gaining closure and healing.

We ask that attendees to the group respect each other’s perspectives and personal journeys, as well as the privacy of the group.

If you have any questions or concerns before attending a support group, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What We Do

The support we offer is based on the peer support model of the shared experience of our volunteers.

We are run solely by bereaved parents who wish to give a listening ear, practical advice and emotional support to others who now face a similar loss. We know what a lonely place it can be.

We offer LMC support groups in Dublin and Cork, as well as remote groups online. We are also contactable across the country by telephone or email for those who are in need of support.

Upcoming Events

Sept 23 - Zoom online support meeting

8pm – 9.30pm Online group support.

To register for the meeting email:

leanbhmochroi@gmail.com

Nov 25 - Zoom online support meeting

8pm – 9.30pm Online group support.

To register for the meeting email: 

leanbhmochroi@gmail.com

Make a Donation

Your donation will help us to continue to support women and their partners through this most difficult of losses. We provide support group meetings in Dublin and Cork and also offer a telephone and email support service. We will soon be offering online meetings to make it easier for those outside of the Dublin area to access group support. Individual support is always available as well. All our members are volunteers, we have no paid staff. 100% of your donation goes to the running of the service.