Safe Harbour – a new illustrated story book for children who have been bereaved by suicide – is launched

A beautiful, new, free illustrated story book ‘Safe Harbour’ that will support children who have been bereaved by suicide, has been launched this morning.

Written by Patricia Forde and illustrated by visual artist Bronagh Lee, this new HSE resource will empower parents or carers to have difficult conversations safely with their child around this sensitive topic.
The content in SafeHarbour has been developed by bereavement experts, professionals and people with lived experience.

It is accompanied by ‘Safe Harbour: A Helpful Guide for Parents and Carers’, which outlines how parents or carers can practically use the book. The guide is also helpful for any professionals who would like to integrate Safe Harbour into their work to support a child who has been bereaved by suicide.
Safe Harbour is dedicated to bereaved children and families in Ireland.

Visit here for
– More information on Safe Harbour
– Downloads of Safe Harbour and Safe Harbour: A Helpful Guide for Parents and Carers
– Accompanying audio resources
-Information on bereavement supports

Safe Harbour, and the accompanying guide, are also available in print. To request printed copies, email [email protected].

Produced by HSE Dublin and the Midlands, HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention and Irish Childhood Bereavement Network within Irish Hospice Foundation. With support from HUGG (Healing Untold Grief Groups) Ireland, Pieta and Barnardos Ireland.