Children and Memorial Services

Whether or not children should attend memorial services will depend upon the children and the specific circumstances, but in general attending memorial services can be a very good thing for children. Children who do not want to attend should not be forced to do so, but explaining about the service and what will happen there… Continue reading Children and Memorial Services

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Bereavement Support

When an individual has lost a loved one (s)he is said to be bereaved. This is an emotional time, and often one that can be surprising and even frightening to both the bereaved and his or her family and friends. It is during bereavement that most people require additional support, whether it be emotional, practical… Continue reading Bereavement Support

Burial at Sea

A burial at sea is a complex matter and one that is not particularly popular in the United Kingdom. In fact, there are very limited locations in which a burial at sea can take place, and specific preparations must be made before such a burial. Not all commercial funeral services are available to assist with… Continue reading Burial at Sea

Bereavement Payment

Bereavement Payment or what used to be called Widow’s Payment, is a one-off lump sum of £2,000 that may be paid to qualifying bereaved individuals. Before this payment…

Bereavement Counselling: What to Expect

Bereavement counselling is a specialised type of counselling that involves supporting individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This counselling helps them work through their grief as well as perhaps learn coping mechanisms to help them when they are on their own. Bereavement counselling is recommended for anyone, of any age, whose… Continue reading Bereavement Counselling: What to Expect

Children and Cremation

Most children are unfamiliar with the cremation, so the death of a friend or relative which results in cremation may be a very confusing time for them. Children whose lives will be touched by cremation will probably require some information to understand the decision and process. Explaining death to children, explaining cremation to children and… Continue reading Children and Cremation

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