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.
In this guest blog post, Cherry Williams from huunuu explains why they launched their new Crucial Conversations Card Game to help people explore their thoughts, feelings and wishes surrounding the topic of death in a fun and informal way with their family and friends. If the thought of gathering your friends around the table to talk about death sounds depressing, read on. You might just be surprised...
Meet Natasha Bradshaw, superintendent at Mortlake Crematorium in Richmond and organiser of the Full Circle Festival which aims to educate, inspire and celebrate 80 years of Mortlake Crematorium supporting the local community.