Find out more about SAIF and browse some of the free resources available to members and non-members alike. For more information click here.
National Association of Funeral Directors
For over a hundred years the NAFD has been dedicated to maintaining the highest of standards throughout the funeral profession to ensure bereaved families receive the advice and support they need and deserve.
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
The FPC is a self-regulated professional body which sets standards for best-practice and fosters professionalism in celebrancy. Members continually update their skills through ongoing development.
Bereavement Advice Centre
There are many practical issues to manage when someone dies. Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. Most people will cope with support from family and friends. If additional specialist help is needed, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children.
Childhood Bereavement Network
The Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is the hub for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK. Click here for more information.
The Bereavement Register
If someone you know has died recently or even years ago, The Bereavement Register® can help reduce the amount of direct mail sent to their address, stopping painful daily reminders. Click here.
East Sussex County Council
Effective strategies for managing bereavement and loss take a whole school approach. This document by East Sussex Country council contains a lot of good information.
Much Loved The Online Memorial charity
This free service helps you to express your feelings about your loved one in words, pictures, music and even video. It can also help all those affected by the loss to come together
Celebrate the journey of life
For a thousand different reasons, many people now-a-days have no formal link with the Church, but neither do they feel that the humanist path is necessarily the right one for them.
If you’re in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist..
Phil from Sussex Funeral Services was absolutely fantastic in organising my Dad's funeral. He's done quite a few Hindu funerals before so knew exactly what we needed and organised everything on the short time we needed it done. Extremely professional and friendly.
I cannot recommend Sussex Funeral Services more highly. They handled all of our requests with great sensitivity and professionalism. Everything was explained clearly and in sufficient detail. Different service/cost options were discussed, and at no point did we feel unnecessarily overcharged. Nothing was too much trouble, they are lovely people and gave us really wonderful service.
Truly an amazing funeral directors. Helped us bury my dad when it was so difficult for us. Coming from a culturally diverse background, it was nice to have people who worked around us to ensure my dad had the best, rather than have us to confirm to the service. Service is what we experienced from other funeral directors, therefore we moved to Sussex Funeral Services. I highly recommend Sussex Funeral Services for a personalised service which is people focus and they will help work within your budget.
Philip and Sallie provided a truly wonderful service at a very difficult moment in my life ....... and went the extra mile all the way round. I would thoroughly recommend them. Thank you Philip and Sally.
From the moment that I met the team they were fantastic. Funerals are never an easy thing to be burdened with but the sussex funeral service helped put me and my family at ease with there attention to detail and their overall organisation. We would highly recommend their services.
Philip,I just wanted to thank you formally for all your help in designing and delivering Joyce's funeral. I didn't really know how to go about choosing a funeral director, and I'm so glad I chose you. You gave extremely good advice about the design of the service. Throughout the process you have been very helpful and gave me a lot of reassurance through your obvious good planning, professionalism and expertise. And you provided me with great people to work with - Lisa with the flowers and, in particular, the wonderful Jen.I'm sure you know that this has been the most difficult time of my life. I'm very pleased with the way that the funeral went - as were all the people there. So you have my gratitude for making it a success and for the fact that the process was more pain free than I would have dared to imagine.Warm regards,Ed Hagger