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
“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.
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.
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.
Nutrition and Bereavement
Guest Speaker – Sabine Horner
Guest speaker Sabine is a grief nutritionist and she shares how bereavement can affect our digestion.
Nature Grief and Wellbeing
Guest Speaker – JK McCreight
JK is a Therapeutic Coach and Change Worker and she shares her experience about the power of nature in supporting wellbeing.
Good Grief Guiseley CIC
Guest Speaker – Heather Cooper
Heather shares per personal experience of bereavement and how this lead her to create Good Grief Guiseley, a CIC working to normalise conversations about grief and bereavement.
Children and Bereavement
Guest Speaker – CBUK
Guest speakers from Child Bereavement UK consider how children experience grief and how we can best support them.
Grief at Christmas
Nicola Sutton & Nicola Kenyon (Funeral Directors, Full Circle Funerals)
Christmas can be a challenging time for people who have been bereaved. This webinar considers how we can best support ourselves and each other.
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)
Took place on Friday 15th January 2021 at 11am – Various Guest Speakers
Took place on Friday 12th February Guest speaker – Jane Keogh
Took place on Friday 12th March 2021 – Guest Speaker – Lorna Donaghy from Lippy People
The Student Grief Network
Took place on Friday 9th April 2021 – Guest Speaker – Anna May
“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