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 or already work in a funeral care related profession. We used to host these events face-to-face but the online webinars have made the sessions even more accessible, to as many people as possible.
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. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, engage with the material and speak openly and honestly about funerals, death and dying. However, if you prefer you can just listen and absorb without speaking or even turning your camera or microphone on at all.
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 know about what is possible, the more likely we are to be able to make choices that are right for us. Lease get in touch if you would like to find out how to attend, have a question or would like to be guest speaker in our 2021 webinar series.
Friday 9th October 2020 11am
Ruth Owen / Andrew Atkins (Funeral Directors, Full Circle Funerals)
Discussion about funeral choices and available options with opportunity for long Q&A
Friday 13th November 2020 11am
Children and bereavement
Guest speaker – Child Bereavement UK
Child bereavement experts will share current understanding of the best way to support bereaved children
Friday 11th December 2020 11am
Grieving at Christmas
David Billington (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
Previous webinars – available on YouTube
Friday 12th June 2020 11am
Funeral Experts by Experience – what matters to them?
Sarah Jones (Full Circle Funerals)
Summary of research findings from funeral study conducted in collaboration with researcher from University of York. This webinar has already taken place but you can view the recording of Funeral Experts by Experience at your leisure and please get in touch if you have any questions or comments.
Friday 10th July 2020 11am
Green Funeral Choices
Andrew Atkins (Independent Funeral Director)
More and more people are considering the environmental impact of the decisions that they make. This webinar considers the different aspects of funerals and considers the environmental impact of the different options (in as much as they are currently understood). For some people, creating a “green funeral” is at the forefront of their mind and for others it is one of many priorities during the arrangement process. This webinar has already happened, but you can view the recording of Green Funeral Choices at your leisure and please do get in touch with comments.
Friday 14th August 2020 11am
Ruth Owen (Independent Funeral Director)
As a Dementia Friends Champion, Ruth guided us through how we can support people to live well with dementia and broaded our understanding of what it means to live with dementia. Together we can make a difference. This webinar was not recorded but will be hosted again in 2021. Please get in touch for more details.
Friday 11th September 2020 11am
Good Grief Guiseley
Guest speaker – Heather Cooper (Good Grief Guiseley)
In this webinar, Heather shared personal experience after bereavement, which lead her to establish a community project to make Guiseley a better and more inclusive place for bereaved people.
Viewing the recording of this webinar would be very helpful for people who have been bereaved, support people after bereavement or would like to establish and community inclusion project such as Good Grief Guiseley themselves.
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