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Great response to first event marking National Children’s Grief Awareness Day

#childrengrievetoo #childhoodbereavement All of us at The Guardian Project in Arklow were delighted with the response to our weekend event, marking Ireland’s first National Children’s Grief Awareness Day.  I’m a founder and director of the project, and we hosted an information morning for parents, family, teachers, coaches, and all those involved in the care of young people in the community. The Guardian Project provides a safe and caring space for children affected …Read More

Ireland’s first Childhood Bereavement Awareness Day – Fri 20th Nov 2015

It can be hard to help children cope with bereavement or loss – even those closest to them can struggle to support them through such a difficult process.  That’s one of the main reasons why I founded Arklow children’s charity, The Guardian Project, with the assistance of co-founders Michelle Gaffney and Johanne Kenny, in 2010. The charity is hosting a special event to mark Irelands first ever National Bereaved Children’s …Read More

What walking the Camino revealed to me about Family Law

I am just back from completing my second walk of the Camino de Santiago de Compestela, and one thing which struck me strongly during this particular pilgrimage, was that family law situations across the world have so many similarities. During my walk I met and spoke with many wonderful people – from Ireland, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, France and Spain. Maybe the fact that I am a family …Read More

Part 3: Relationship Breakdown Series: How do Children Feel?

It has been an area of interest for me for many years, as to how children fare through the separation process, and in particular how we can actively do things differently to protect them as much as possible from the negative effects of marital breakdown. It was for this very reason that I established the Charity – the Guardian Project – to provide a place of support for children in …Read More