31 October 2018

SAIF Education Day 2018

Leicester Tigers RFC, Leicester LE2 7TR

East Midlands


0345 230 6777

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Speakers include Ann Chalmers (Children’s funerals), Dr Heather Conway (family conflict) and James Daley (funeral plans and consumer protection). 9.30-4pm. Cost: £55 SAIF members, £65 non-members. Book here.

10 November 2018

A Dead Good Day Out - Death, Dying, Life and Loss - A 'Light of Heart' Day

St Denys Church, Southampton SO17 2ND

Southern England

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Talks on Stage 10 min 'Death Bites' on a range of subjects including;

Rosie Inman Cooke ... How Green is Your Death? Nigel Hartley ............. A Hospice at the Heart of Our Community Toni Nunn ................. Splendid Songs for a Super Send Off Mike Grenville ........... A Death Doula's Reflections on Dying Sol Licitor .................. Where there's a Will

Poetry/Spoken word...reflections, recitals and readings by local Wordsmiths Dave Hubble and Duncan Green


'A Graceful Death' by Antonia Rolls

'At A Loss' by local Artists originating at The Arches Studios.

Family Led Home Funerals with Claire Turnham of Only With Love

Making Wills / Power of Attorney...get yourself 'sorted' - sooner, rather than later!

​Including children in Conversations / Bereavement with local Charity 'Simon Says'

The Acorn Project Bringing schools and local hospices together is helping to raise awareness of palliative care in the community, with Jane Askham

Coffin Painting - an activity to encourage people to talk about what they would want for their funeral or funerals they have been to.

Decorating Sugar Skulls - remembering people Mexican style

Fire Fairies - a tissue fairy made to carry thoughts and wishes, to dance over the fire and go up in the flames!

Southampton Ukulele Jam...a delightful dead good selection of songs

Artistic Invitations with Sarah Filmer and Caroline Misselbrook

Deathwatch - ​ Friendly Staff from Healthwatch will be listening to your stories, to help shape local services in Southampton

Willow Weaving with Malcolm Fay .... maybe another Barbie coffin?

​Earth to Heaven Coffins .... with a fine funereal selection

Angel Wing photography - set up for people to take selfies 'with wings'

Life Mask making - an activity in talking about death, we must think about life - what is important to us now?

​Facepainting - get colourful and celebrate the Mexican way!

Do B4 I Die Board - write it down, then go do it!

​Office of National Statistics Death Stats - explore the numbers

Cafe - The Table@hampshiretable serving tasty & nutritious snacks and drinks during the day ​


  1. Being with Someone who is Dying. Practical and emotional advice / information on what dying is and how you can support someone at home. Giving you the confidence to work alongside other teams and finding out where & What help is available. With Soul Midwife Antonia Rolls and Palliative Care Nurse
  2. Funeral Planning Debunking myths around what you can and can't do. How to plan your or someone's 'perfect' funeral. With Rosie Inman-Cooke of the Natural Death Centre
  3. Making Sense of Grief with Heather May – Advanced Care Planning Drop In Information to enable people to make informed choices about their future & have discussions with family / health professionals. With trainee Doula Alex Frosch from Living Well Dying Well

With Thanks to Jonathan Terry - local Independant Funeral Director - for supporting the day, and funding the venue hire.

22 November 2018

Supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people


South Wales

Sudden - Supporting people after sudden death

01484 559909

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

All seminars 9.30am - 3.00pm

Led by a variety of academics and expert practitioners, these essential seminars provide a practical overview of best practice in supporting suddenly bereaved children and young people.

Offering an excellent professional development opportunity to all school teachers and support staff, healthcare workers and counsellors, these events provide expert guidance on how to help children cope and recover from the shocking impact of a sudden bereavement, and offer a great chance for professionals to develop their skills and knowledge.

Practitioners and academics specialising in sudden bereavement will discuss:

Symptoms and emotions that children and young people who have been suddenly bereaved may experience
Insights into methods that practitioners can use to best support suddenly bereaved children
A discussion of the ways in which children and young people comprehend and understand grief
Sign-posting to a range of services, resources and organisations that are available for practitioners working with bereaved children and young people

29 - 31 March 2019

SAIF AGM Banquet Weekend 2019

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester, Maldon CM9 8HX

South East England


0345 230 6777

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Full details to be confirmed

28 April 2019

2019 Bereavement Awareness Day

Prestwold Hall, Loughborough LE12 5SQ

East Midlands

The Natural Burial Company

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Organised by The Natural Burial Company. Limited places available for exhibitors and those offering a workshop. Contact Christopher on

07 - 09 June 2019

National Funeral Exhibition 2019

NEAC, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

West Midlands

National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)

0121 711 1343

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

The National Association of Funeral Directors are pleased to once again bring you the National Funeral Exhibition; the Exhibition is built specifically for the Funeral Industry with targeted seminars to engage and educate, Exhibitors from all over the globe and sectors including vehicle fleets, coffins, caskets, professional equipment suppliers, printing and stationary companies, online memorial services, charities and a range of business advisory firms to support Funeral Directors with their business needs.

The National Funeral Exhibition (NFE) is a respected global platform for the funeral profession and the largest trade show for the sector in the United Kingdom; showcasing the latest, innovative products, inspiring thought leadership and business networking opportunities to 4,000+ funeral sector professionals.

One of the top three funeral trade shows in the world, the biennial NFE provides an opportunity for the industry to meet, innovate, buy, sell and see which direction the industry is heading in, in a vibrant and future-focused environment.

Wholly owned and organised by the National Association of Funeral Directors, the show works hard to ensure that exhibitors and visitors alike view the NFE as a sound investment in their time, essential to the future of their business – and a fantastic networking opportunity amongst colleagues in the field.