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Online obituaries

It is traditional when someone passes away to write an obituary about their life. Online obituaries are the new trend.

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We will remember them Laurence Binyon

We will remember them

"We will remember them" is a line much quoted from For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon. Read more about his life and works.

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National memorial arboretum Staffordshire

National Memorial Arboretum

This 150-acre site on the edge of the National Forest in Staffordshire welcomes 300,000 visitors a year, ensuring those who served and sacrificed are never forgotten

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We will remember them Laurence Binyon

Coping at Christmas

Coping with grief during Christmas can be really daunting. Find hints & tips covering pre-planning, activities, ways to remember and support to find your best way through the festive period.

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Strictly Annabel on grief

Strictly busy

Former British tennis player Annabel Croft has spoken on Lorraine about how her time on TV's Strictly Come Dancing has been a distraction from grief. But is being busy healthy or a hindrance?

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Music and grief theforeverloved

Music and grief

Music can be extremely healing. For centuries music and grief have been entwined – whether as part of celebrating, remembering, healing, accepting. But just why is it so powerful?

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Music and grief theforeverloved

Where to find grief support

Bereavement is a very personal experience, it affects everyone in different ways. The journey is different in many ways and as we go through the grief process, what is needed in support can change.

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funeral survey

Funeral trends 2023

The funeral guide surveyed 1800 of the UK public to ask them some questions about funerals….the report was published in June 2023. The first survey was 6 years before…

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Can taking a grief-cation help

Taking a grief-cation

Sunshine (& serotonin) can lift our mood. But how else could a trip/holiday help with the grieving process? Explore these 6 types of "grief-cations" to see if one resonates with you.

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Biological changes during grief

The biology of grief

Scientists know that grief is not only psychological, it’s also physical. They know that it causes the brain to send a cascade of stress hormones and other signals to the cardiovascular and immune sys…

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woman shows grief

What is grief?

Although a perfectly normal part of human life and experience, grief and loss represent one of the most delicate and touching subjects in psychology and everyday life. 

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Reading Helen Keller

Helen Keller on grief

Helen Keller – a deaf/blind activist, lecturer & inspirational writer – died 65 years ago today. Her words on loss, grief and life reverberate even today. Find out more about her beautiful insights, t…

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Covid 19 impact on funerals

Rituals & Covid-19

Funerals are a universal after-death ritual to "say farewell" to someone & can act as a starting point for recovery.  During the Covid-19 pandemic these rituals were severely compromised. With what ou…

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Helping a friend in grief

Helping a friend in grief

It can be challenging to know what to say to someone grieving. By being open, compassionate and willing to help, your presence will offer support. Here's some useful information about how you could he…

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