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Should Children Be Taught About Death At School?

The Australian Medical Association Queensland has received a proposal to include ‘death education’ into their lesson plans, in the same way that other social subjects are discussed with school pupils, BBC reported. Doctors have argued that due to improvements in medicine and healthcare, more pe.....

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02 07, 2018

Rise Found In Public Health Funerals

A new investigation carried out by ITV News has found a rise in public health funerals (or paupers’ funerals, as they’re also known), with a 70 per cent hike in ceremonies of this kind in the last three years. These funerals cost councils .....

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21 05, 2018

Top Tips For Helping Friends & Family After You’ve Gone

Of course no one likes to think about their own death and how life will go on after you’re no longer here – but it does pay to be as prepared as you can, mainly to help your friends and family after you’ve gone. This will already be a very emotional and upsetting time, but it’s often compounded by the fact that people may not know what your wishes are, or .....

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10 05, 2018

Just 31% ‘Comfortable’ With Talking About Death

There are certain subjects that people will always try and steer clear of if possible, whether it’s a health issue, finances, relationship dissolution or death… but hiding your head in the sand where the practicalities of life are concerned won’t help either, so if you can do your best to have the difficult conversations with friends and family when necessary. .....

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09 05, 2018

Funeral Tribute Archive Set Up For Humanists

Humanists UK, which has been providing humanist funerals for those who aren’t religious since the late 19th century, has revealed that it is establishing an online funeral tribute archive. The idea behind the service is that people can share stories and memories of their loved ones and their lives for future generations to read and enjoy. .....

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09 04, 2018

How To Dispose Of Pregnancy Remains After Loss Or Termination

If you sadly find yourself in the situation where your pregnancy has either ended in a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, we know how difficult this time will be for you and appreciate that you may have already had to make some very difficult discussions as to how to manage your loss, either naturally, through medication or surgery. As difficult as it may be, you should also try t.....

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24 04, 2018

Would You Opt For An Eco-Friendly Funeral?

There’s growing awareness around the world of the impact that people are having on the planet – and we’re now increasingly starting to choose better more environmentally friendly options every day. And now it seems that this idea is being continued even after death in many cases, with eco-friendly options for funerals readily available if so desired. According t.....

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11 04, 2018

Child Burial Fees In England Scrapped

A Labour MP who has campaigned for child burial fees in England to be waived has won her battle, with prime minister Theresa May recently announcing the establishment of the Children’s Funeral Fund to help cover expenses. Under the new rules, the burial or cremation charges for anyone under the age of 18 who dies in England will be paid for by the government. It’s est.....

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09 04, 2018

Genealogy: Understanding An Individual's Family Lineage To Illuminate Their Life Journey

When it comes to writing an obituary, testimony or order of service funeral card for a loved one who has sadly passed away, understanding their family history is an interesting way to illuminate who they are, where they have come from, their life-journey and virtues. Genealogy is a well-known and practised hobby, made popular in Britain in recent years by the television series &q.....

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26 03, 2018

Would You Consider Streaming A Funeral Online?

In today’s world, where families can be spread far and wide, the internet can be a powerful tool to help people stay in touch, and now one church is using it to help relatives to attend funerals if they’re unable to travel. The Scottish Sun.....

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