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 / 2022 webinar Schedule
Friday 10th December 2021 11am
How can we support wellbeing after bereavement?
David Billington and Ruth Owen (Funeral Directors, Full Circle Funerals)
Dave and Ruth share information about different, varied ways of supporting wellbeing after bereavement. This webinar would be helpful for people who have experienced bereavement or who are supporting someone personally or professionally after loss.
To join this webinar please click here
Friday 14th January 2022 11am
The Grief Garden Path
Julie New – Former NHS nurse/ midwife, Personal Recovery Coach & Author
Julie says: When someone we love dies it is without doubt one of the hardest challenges we ever experience. It can feel impossible ever to feel true happiness again, or to know how to help anyone else who is experiencing the paralysing pain of grief.
In this webinar Julie uncovers a good grief garden path to follow, with clear explanations about the emotions we experience when grieving. She will share touching real life stories and give practical advice on the importance of support and self-care, providing real hope when people need it most.
Previous webinars – available on YouTube
Please click on the title of the webinar to watch the webinar of your choice.
Took place on Thursday 15th October 2021 – guest speaker – Heather Cooper
Took place on Friday 10th September 2021 – guest speaker – JK McCreight
Took place on Friday 13th August 2021 – guest speaker – Sabine Horner
Took place on Friday 11th June 2021 – Ruth Owen (Funeral Director, Full Circle Funerals) and Howard Pickard (Resomation UK).
Took place on Friday 14th May 2021 – Guest Speaker – Natalie Dimelow. This webinar is not available on YouTube.
Took place on Friday 9th April 2021 – Guest Speaker – Anna May
Took place on Friday 12th March 2021 – Guest Speaker – Lorna Donaghy from Lippy People
Took place on Friday 12th February Guest speaker – Jane Keogh
Took place on Friday 15th January 2021 at 11am – Various Guest Speakers
Took place on Friday 9th October 2020 11am – David Billington (Independent Funeral Director)
Took place on Friday 11th September 2020 11am – Guest speaker – Heather Cooper (Good Grief Guiseley)
Took place on Friday 10th July 2020 11am – Andrew Atkins (Independent Funeral Director)
Took place on Friday 12th June 2020 11am – Sarah Jones (Full Circle Funerals)
“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