We are modern funeral directors, committed to supporting the wellbeing of every bereaved individual
As part of this commitment, we host free webinars to encourage knowledge sharing and open conversations about death, dying and bereavement
We believe that with the right information and support people can create funerals that are helpful and have a positive effect on long-term well-being. The more we are aware of the options available to us, the more likely we are to make the best possible decisions for ourselves and our families. We are also asked by people how to become a funeral director – we have found that by sharing information online people are able to pursue the feeling that they would like to go into death care and decide whether it would be a good fit for them.
We host regular educational events that are open to everyone that would like to attend, where we and guests share information that can be helpful to those that are needing to or are thinking about planning a funeral, or indeed those that want to learn about becoming a funeral director.
At these participants are encouraged to ask questions, engage with the material and speak openly and honestly about funerals, death and dying.
Under normal circumstances we would hold these events face-to-face, but at the moment these have moved online in the form of webinars.
Our webinars are held at 11am on the second Friday of the month and last for approximately one hour. They are hosted via Zoom and you can find the links to them below.
2021 webinar Schedule
Friday15th January 2021 11am
Victoria Walker – Victoria Walker Boutique, bespoke ashes jewellery
Jason Leech – And Vinally, ashes vinyl with bespoke artwork
Danny Spiers – Ashes with Art, bespoke cremated remains art
Michelle Smith – Mindful Memorials
Four experts share innovative approaches and options for ashes after cremation. You will find out about four very different ideas (spoiler alert, it includes vinyl, bespoke jewellery and space).
Friday 12th February 2021 11am
Self-care after bereavement
Guest speaker – Jane Keogh
Jane shares how she applied her personal and professional knowledge of self-care after her own bereavement. Her tips and knowledge will be helpful to each of us as individuals, and in our roles in supporting others
Friday 12th March 2021
Life, Loss, Learning, Legacy
Guest Speaker – Lorna Donaghy from Lippy People
The Lippy People 4L video story telling project enables people to share their unheard stories of lived experience. Lorna tells us about the project and what we can all learn from it.
Friday 9th April 2021 11am
Bereaved Students Network
Guest Speaker – Anna May
Anna shares her experience of establishing and running a bereaved students network. Her experience will help others looking to do something similar and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Friday 14th May 2021 11am
“I am a mum of four but only two walk beside me”
Guest Speaker – Natalie Dimelow
Natalie shares her personal experience of bereavement and how the work she is now doing to support others is part of her girls’ legacy.
Friday 11th June 2020 11am
Green funeral choices (including Resomation)
Sarah Jones (Funeral Director, Full Circle Funerals) and Howard Pickard (Resomation UK)
We consider the impact that different funeral choices have on the environment. Knowledge about greener funeral choices can help people to decide what they believe is right for them. Howard shares information about water cremation, an alternative to flame cremation which is believed to have a less detrimental impact on the environment.
Friday 9th July 2020 11am
Ruth Owen (Funeral Director, Full Circle Funerals)
Ruth has been a Dementia Friend since 2018 and is a trained Dementia Friends Champion. This training helps us as individuals and businesses to create more inclusive and supportive communities for those living with Dementia.
Previous webinars – available on YouTube
By Sarah Jones (Full Circle Funerals) on Friday 12th June 2020 11am
By Andrew Atkins (Independent Funeral Director) on Friday 10th July 2020 11am
By Guest speaker – Heather Cooper (Good Grief Guiseley) on Friday 11th September 2020 11am
Took place on Friday 9th October 2020 11am – David Billington (Independent Funeral Director)
Children and Bereavement
Took place on Friday 13th November 2020 11am – Shirley Potts (Child Bereavement UK)
This webinar has been recorded. Please email [email protected] to be sent a link to watch the webinar at a time of your convenience.
Grieving at Christmas
Took place on Friday 11th December 2020 11am – Nicola Kenyon (Funeral Director, Full Circle Funerals)
Discussion about challenges that events such as Christmas pose for some people, and strategies and support which might be helpful
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