In 2019 the Moylan family lost their son and brother in a tragic accident at the age of 30, he left behind 2 children. In the following year, while researching help available for his children, the family realised there was a need for community supports for those children, their schools and caregivers in relation to bereavement.
Having a background in psychotherapy, counselling, youth and community; work they understand the importance of mental health supports for children & young people.
The SMF launched in February 2022, as a community group. Our aim is to offer:
- hope and healing to children & young people affected by the loss of a parent
- engage with schools & different Government departments
- better inform public policy & improve counselling services
- raise awareness about the bereavement of a parent
- be the voice for those who have lost a parent
- advocate for change in how the state institutions engage
- support with those children bereaved by the death of a parent
The main objective for which the foundation is established is to develop and provide a support & counselling service for children between the ages of 5 & 18 years of age, who have lost one or both parents.
The SMF offers supports for children, schools & caregivers in relation to bereavement in the Dublin 11, 9 & 7 areas. As the foundation grows our aim is to extend services to all of Dublin, then Leinster and eventually country wide.