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The Meaning of Colour in Mourning Rituals Around the World

Traditions around the mourning process vary greatly across the globe, but one common feature is the association of a particular colour with grieving. The association of a certain colour with mourning forms an easily identifiable marker which visually illustrates that a funeral is taking place or a person is in mourning over the loss of […]

How To Help Children With Grief

The death of someone close to a child may lead to a whole range of emotions including sadness, depression, anxiety and anger. Of course, the manifestation of grief tends to be different for each child but how they generally react can be grouped into age ranges. Typically, as the child gets older, they understand the […]

What Can I Say to a Person in Mourning?

Losing a loved one can be a painful and difficult experience, with mourning bringing on intense feelings of loneliness and vulnerability. So how can you reach out to someone who is in mourning? Sometimes all that is needed is a simple hug or a shoulder to cry on. Other times, they may just want to […]

How to Write a Eulogy

Put simply, a eulogy is a way of saying farewell to someone who had died with the idea of triggering happy memories about that person in the minds of the audience. A eulogy should try to sum up the personality of the deceased, to let the congregation remember their voice, their interests, appreciate their qualities […]

Remembrance Day

Armistice Day, commemorated on 11 November, marks the date the armistice was signed between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front. The armistice took effect at 11am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Sadly, hostilities did continue right up […]

More Ways To Memorialise A Loved One

If you have recently lost someone you love, navigating your way through the grief can be very difficult. However, finding a way to create a personal and lasting memorial can help you manage your feelings. In our last blog, we talked about ways you can memorialise a loved one (and if you missed that, you […]

How Can I Memorialise a Loved One?

Everyone chooses to remember a loved one differently with cultural influences, religious rites and personal choice all playing a part. Below you will find the first 5 ways to mark the passing of a loved one, with a further 5 in our next blog. Grave Marker Firstly, because it is the most common form of […]

What Happens to Social Media Accounts When You Die?

The rapid and exponential rise in the popularity of social media accounts over the last 10 years has inevitably raised some new problems for our society to deal with and one of these thorny issues is, what happens to your social media accounts when you die? Facebook is not yet 12 years old, however, it […]

How To Cope With Bereavement Part 2

In our last blog, How To Cope With Bereavement we discussed some basic coping strategies when dealing with bereavement. Continuing from this, we will guide you through some of the symptoms of grief in a little more detail, help you to understand complicated grief as well as the fine line between grieving and depression. Common […]

How To Cope With Bereavement

To learn how to cope with bereavement, we must first understand grief and its ‘five stages’. First introduced by psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in 1969, these are applicable to any form of grief, whether it be a relationship ending or the loss of a loved one. Denial – “This isn’t happening to me” Anger – “Why […]