Across all cultures, one of the most difficult moments in life is when a close family member dies.
Nothing can prepare you for the death of a spouse, sibling, parent or child.
The emotional pain of a loved one dying is so great that it can score 100 out of 100 on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale.
The problem is that we as a society don’t know how to deal with death, and sometimes that means the bereaved don’t get the help they need.
In the immediate aftermath of a loved one’s death, the bereaved are lost in a sea of emotions.
However, practical things need to be done and one of the most pressing is arranging the funeral.
Most people have never arranged a funeral before, so it is a bewildering and daunting task.
Funeral Guide was created to help the bereaved by providing a central resource where you can find all the information you need around the time of a funeral.
Working with funeral directors, Funeral Guide also provides a range of free services to help the bereaved.
If you work for a funeral director, please click here.
If you work for an organisation that comes into regular contact with the bereaved (e.g. a hospital or hospice), please get in touch.