Reading and Other Resources

Books and Stories
Online stories from writers dealing with the loss of a child and the aftermath of loss.

Saying Goodbye by Zoe Clark-Coates
A 90-day action plan on how to get through the days following the loss of a pregnancy or child.

Meeting Grief with Mindfulness and Compassion by Nollaig McSweeney
Acompassionate view of dealing with grief after losing a child.

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah Davis
Surviving the death of your baby.

Ask Me His Name by Elle Wright
Learning to live and laugh again after the death of her baby.

When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron.

The Courage to Grieve, Creative Living, Recovery and Growth Through Grief by Judy Tatelbaum

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk.

Staring at the Sun by Irvin D.Yalom.

The Healing Choice by Candace De Puy PH.D. ,& Dana Dovitz PH.D.

Choice Processing and Resolution by Trudy M. Johnston.

It’s OK That You Are Not OK, Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine


Books for Children

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson

Waiting for Wolf by Sandra Dieckman

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia

Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine

I Miss You

The Memory Tree


Resources for Talking to Your Other Children

National children’s support organisation offers bereavement support services for children

Childhood Bereavement

Rainbows Ireland
Supporting children with bereavement and parental separation.