Facing Christmas when you're grieving a loved one is always going to be hard and this year, with comforting hugs and hand-holding out of bounds, it may feel more lonely than ever. To help navigate the most difficult time of year, we asked Jo Williams from GriefChat for her advice on how to cope at Christmas.
Set up your facebook Legacy Contact to ensure that your account is managed by the person you have chosen after your death. It only takes a minute and will help your loved ones to know that your wishes have been carried out.
In addition to dealing with the emotional impact of a loved one’s death, there can often be a lot of practical work to do as well, much of which may be unfamiliar. This guest post from the National Bereavement Service explains the ways in which they can help to support you and your loved ones at a difficult time.
What exactly is a Death Cafe? Put simply, a Death Cafe is an event where people gather together, drink tea, eat cake and talk about death. Sounds like a fun night out, right? Well, maybe surprisingly it's not only caught on, but has become something of a global phenomenon.
As a business we're very aware that planning a funeral is an emotionally draining experience and that families are often managing the expectations of family and friends, while still coming to terms with their own loss. That's why we've teamed up with specialist bereavement service GriefChat to offer our customers instant access to online bereavement support when they need it most.