GME Services

Gleym mér ei offers the following services.

Talks

Gleym mér ei support association offers a conversation for parents who have lost a child during pregnancy, after birth or in the first days/weeks after the birth of a child.

Conversation gives parents the opportunity to tell their story, which is important in grief processing. It can be helpful to talk to someone who has been through a similar experience to what you are going through, someone who has the understanding that can only come from experiencing things yourself.

The conversations take place in the Grief Centre (Lífsgæðasetur Hafnarfjörður) or via remote meeting for those who live in the countryside or abroad. The conversation is free of charge for parents.

The conversation is led by Þórunn Pálsdóttir, nurse and midwife. She is one of the founders of Gleym mér ei association, is on the company's board and has experienced loss during pregnancy herself. You can request a conversation by sending an email to gme@gme.is

Peer counselling

Gleym mér ei in collaboration with Sorgarmiðstöð (the Grief Centre) offers peer support for bereaved people.

It can be helpful to talk to someone who has been through a similar experience to what you are going through, someone who has the understanding that can only come from experiencing things yourself. How the support is done varies. Some choose to talk on the phone, while others meet, for example, in a cafe or take a walk together.

If you are interested in a conversation with a peer, you can request support by applying HERE Those who provide peer support for Gleym mé ei at the Grief Center are persons who have lost a child during pregnancy, during childbirth or in the first days/weeks after the birth of a child . Those who provide this support have managed to cope well with their loss and have received appropriate training.

Grief Centre's peer training involves attending two courses. On the one hand, a course on grief and grief reactions, and on the other hand, a course especially intended for those who support the bereaved. Those who are in the grief center's peer group work according to the association's code of conduct and sign a declaration of confidentiality, but all conversations with mourners are confidential.

Guðrún Jóna Guðlaugsdóttir, nurse and professional manager of Sorgarmiðstótvar, manages the peer support.

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In 2019, the Grief Center was founded, but it is a cooperative project of grassroots associations that focus on grief processing. The goal is to support the bereaved and those who work for their well-being. Grief Center is a charity that bases its existence and operations on grants. The grief center is open to everyone, mourners and professionals alike. More information can be found on the website: https://sorgarmidstod.is/.

Support group work

12 weeks or less

Grief center offers educational talks and open houses for parents/individuals.

12-21 weeks

Grief center offers educational talks and open houses for parents/individuals.

The support group work is held six times and always at the same time on the same day. You can sign up for a support group at any time and a group starts when it is fully formed. It costs nothing to come to a support group activity, but it is necessary to register to ensure participation. If both parents plan to attend, they must both register HERE

22 weeks or more

Landspítalinn offers parents/individuals support group activities. More information and registration at bjarneyh@landspitali.is
Due to increased attendance, the Grief Center requests that those who register for support group work pay a confirmation fee of ISK 3,000. The confirmation fee is reimbursed in the form of books at the end of group work. The confirmation fee is to be paid after the group managers have contacted the person who signed up for the support group.

Dæmdu ekki skýið, er skyggði á sól,
í skugga síns lögmáls það birtuna fól.
Er feykir því aftur hinn frelsandi blær,
þú fyrst getur metið, hvað sólin er skær.

E.J.