At Sussex Funeral Services we realise that a person can need help before, during and long after the funeral service of a loved one has finished, and that is why we decided to set up this community page. We will regularly update this page with information we think may help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, or dealing with anticipatory grief, for example, looking after a loved one who is suffering a terminal illness, for example, cancer or dementia. For further information on any of the upcoming events then please call us.
If there is a service you feel we should offer then please let us know and we will see if we can include it.
The objective of Death Cafe is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.” In holding a Death Cafe we are making time for people to think and talk about death. To do this we invite people to reflect on death and to share their thoughts, feelings & experience in a safe, supportive & informal environment.
The idea originally comes from Swiss sociologist, Bernard Crettaz. It was first brought to England by Jon Underwood in 2011. So far, these events have been held only in London, although there will also be one held in Leicester later this month.
Death Cafe are always:
- Offered for free, though donations to help cover the costs of refreshments are welcome
- Free from ideology
- Safe, including confidential
- Open to all regardless of age, sexual orientation, religion or none, ethnicity, disability
- Nurturing and life-affirming
The next “Brighton” Death Cafe event is scheduled on:
Monday 21st November 2016 7.30 – 9p.m.
Upstairs at the Hop & Vine
300 Ditchling Road, Fiveways, Ditchling Road, Brighton, BN1 6JG
Hosted by local funeral celebrants,
Catherine Duffy and Frances Tulley 07803 765239 07884438049
Our 1 to 1 Bereavement support service is available for our clients) and can be taken up by any one person designated by the person arranging the funeral, who might be in need of bereavement support. Sussex Funeral Services will pay for 4 sessions of 1-2-1 support provided by a qualified and experienced support practitioner. Please contact us for further information. (Terms and conditions apply)
Awareness talks in the community
Death, Dying, & Bereavement Awareness & Group Talks
Sussex Funeral Services is able to offer any group, nursing home, professional organisation or suchlike, a talk in Death, Dying and Bereavement awareness.
Feel free to contact our Brighton funeral director for more information on this course.
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