31 October 2018
SAIF Education Day 2018
Leicester Tigers RFC, Leicester LE2 7TR
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Sudden - Supporting people after sudden death
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
28 April 2019
2019 Bereavement Awareness Day
Prestwold Hall, Loughborough LE12 5SQ
The Natural Burial Company
Organised by The Natural Burial Company. Limited places available for exhibitors and those offering a workshop. Contact Christopher on email@example.com
07 - 09 June 2019
National Funeral Exhibition 2019
NEAC, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ
National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)
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.