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. Please 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.
2021 webinar Schedule
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
Please click on the title of the webinar to watch the webinar of your choice.
Took place on Friday 12th June 2020 11am – Sarah Jones (Full Circle Funerals)
Took place on Friday 10th July 2020 11am – Andrew Atkins (Independent Funeral Director)
Took place on Friday 11th September 2020 11am – Guest speaker – Heather Cooper (Good Grief Guiseley)
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)
We apologize for the inconvenience but have recently been advised that we are no longer allowed to host this webinar recording on YouTube. If you would like access to the recording then please get in touch with us directly by emailing [email protected]
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
Friday15th January 2021 11am
Took place on Friday 15th January 2021 at 11am – Various Guest Speakers
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)
“The webinars I have been invited to join by Sarah at Full Circle have been very well thought out and both well marketed and delivered, resulting in a wide and varied interaction between members of the public and industry professionals. Their length and content has been excellent you could see from the screen that those listening were kept both engaged and informed, Highly recommended.”
Frank Meilack – Community Engagement Director Memoria Limited
‘”The webinar was really insightful and informative. The Webinars are a great opportunity to learn about what work is being done in our community to support bereavement, and a great way to connect with others.”
Lorna Donaghy, Projects Manager at Lippy People
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