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03 Jun 2024 | 2 min read

Funeral etiquette - Six things to remember

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09 May 2024 | 2 min read

Tips for talking about funeral plans with your family

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02 May 2024 | 1 min read

How to find the date and time of a funeral

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30 Jan 2024 | 2 min read

Things to say when someone dies

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06 Dec 2023 | 2 min read

Scattering ashes: A guide to what's involved

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10 Oct 2023 | 2 min read

What is a wake? 5 ideas for your final send-off

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06 Oct 2023 | 3 min read

7 podcasts to help you cope with grief

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26 Sep 2023 | 2 min read

How to put together your death dossier

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24 Aug 2023 | 4 min read

What to do when someone dies

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09 Aug 2023 | 2 min read

Books on bereavement and loss for National Book Lovers Day

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05 Jul 2023 | 1 min read

Accepting charity donations at a loved one’s funeral

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21 Jun 2023 | 2 min read

LGBTQ+ funerals in the UK

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15 Jun 2023 | 2 min read

Coping with Father’s Day

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10 May 2023 | 2 min read

Six ways to commemorate the anniversary of a death

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02 May 2023 | 2 min read

Dying Matters Week 2023 focuses on support in the workplace

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28 Mar 2023 | 2 min read

How to start a conversation about funeral plans

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21 Mar 2023 | 2 min read

Five Modern Funeral Poems

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13 Mar 2023 | 3 min read

Growing around grief

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20 Feb 2023 | 3 min read

Who will look after your pets when you die?

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24 Jan 2023 | 2 min read

Coping with special occasions without a loved one

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17 Jun 2022 | 2 min read

Six tips for talking about death

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10 Jun 2022 | 2 min read

Bereavement and Grief Support

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06 Jul 2021 | 3 min read

Benefits of talking about death and dying with loved ones

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22 Jun 2021 | 3 min read

How to speak openly about end of life planning

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08 Mar 2021 | 1 min read

Coping with Mother's Day

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28 Jan 2021 | 3 min read

It's Complicated by Dr Bill Webster

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26 Nov 2020 | 3 min read

Have a Meaningful Christmas

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25 Nov 2020 | 1 min read

Dr Bill Webster Christmas quote card pdf

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19 Jun 2020 | 3 min read

Bereavement and grief support

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11 Jun 2020 | 1 min read

Bereavement Support Organisations

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23 May 2020 | 1 min read

Colouring in sheet

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27 Apr 2020 | 2 min read

The power of pets can help in difficult times

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10 Apr 2020 | 1 min read

How to guide: Stay Busy during social distancing

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07 Apr 2020 | 1 min read

How to guide: Stay Well during social distancing

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03 Apr 2020 | 2 min read

How to guide: Stay Connected during social distancing

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01 Apr 2020 | 1 min read

How to guide: Stay Active during social distancing

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18 Feb 2020 | 2 min read

Wedding planners, why not funeral planners?

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24 Jan 2020 | 3 min read

How to Write a Eulogy

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29 Oct 2019 | 2 min read

Are funeral plans better value than life insurance/savings?

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03 Oct 2019 | 3 min read

How to choose flowers for a funeral

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26 Sep 2019 | 2 min read

Supporting RBL and Poppyscotland for a fourth year

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05 Sep 2019 | 3 min read

What is a funeral celebrant?

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29 Aug 2019 | 3 min read

How to choose funeral music

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04 Jul 2019 | 3 min read

Are social media messages from beyond the grave OK?

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13 Jun 2019 | 2 min read

How to choose a coffin

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04 Jun 2019 | 2 min read

What happens to your Facebook account after you have gone?

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28 May 2019 | 2 min read

How to put together your ‘Rest in Peace’ folder

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14 May 2019 | 3 min read

Dying Matters wants to know if we are ready?

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07 May 2019 | 3 min read

What is Dying Matters Awareness Week?

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02 May 2019 | 3 min read

Modern memorials: Five ways of remembering

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23 Apr 2019 | 2 min read

How to choose the right funeral venues

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16 Apr 2019 | 3 min read

Why bereavement shouldn’t be trivialised

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11 Jan 2019 | 1 min read

Decluttering: Tidying up with Marie Kondo

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04 Oct 2018 | 3 min read

The cost of dying rises again

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07 Aug 2018 | 2 min read

Videos let people play a part in their own funeral

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16 Jul 2018 | 2 min read

Breaking the taboo of funeral photos

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26 Jun 2018 | 2 min read

Charitable donations in memory of a loved one

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01 May 2018 | 2 min read

What you need to know about direct cremation

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20 Mar 2018 | 2 min read

Can you be sure your funeral costs will be covered?

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05 Mar 2018 | 3 min read

Six popular song choices at British funerals

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15 Feb 2018 | 2 min read

What will you wear for your own funeral?

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31 Jan 2018 | 2 min read

Social Media for funerals and beyond

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09 Jan 2018 | 4 min read

Five types of funerals in the UK

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21 Dec 2017 | 2 min read

What is a grief journal and how does it help?

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19 Dec 2017 | 2 min read

What to wear to a funeral

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02 Nov 2017 | 1 min read

How the First World War changed the way we mourn

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26 Oct 2017 | 2 min read

What happens to your Facebook account after you've gone?

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04 Sep 2017 | 2 min read

Educating Children on Dementia

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24 Aug 2017 | 2 min read

A Brief Guide to Obituaries

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15 Aug 2017 | 2 min read

Celebrating the Anniversary of a Death

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20 Jul 2017 | 2 min read

Euphemisms for dying

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22 Jun 2017 | 2 min read

Are your home, assets and loved ones adequately protected?

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18 May 2017 | 2 min read

Baby boomers: thinking differently about funerals

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10 May 2017 | 3 min read

Dying Matters - What can you do to help your loved ones

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05 May 2017 | 1 min read

Dying Matters Awareness Week: What Can You Do?

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02 May 2017 | 3 min read

Prince Harry shows it helps to talk

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18 Apr 2017 | 2 min read

With funeral directors, small is beautiful

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11 Apr 2017 | 2 min read

A funeral plan is a secure investment

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07 Apr 2017 | 4 min read

How technology can help care for your elderly loved ones

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28 Feb 2017 | 3 min read

Bereavement and what to tell the children

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27 Feb 2017 | 2 min read

Brief guide to the Tell Us Once service

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03 Feb 2017 | 2 min read

Donating your body to medical science

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31 Jan 2017 | 2 min read

Keep your loved one close

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26 Jan 2017 | 2 min read

Let's talk about funeral poverty

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17 Jan 2017 | 1 min read

Why are people crowdfunding their loved ones’ funerals?

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10 Jan 2017 | 2 min read

Decluttering: the magic of tidying up

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12 Dec 2016 | 2 min read

More and more Royal birthday cards

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01 Dec 2016 | 1 min read

A different kind of burial suit

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29 Nov 2016 | 2 min read

A Brief History of Coffins

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24 Nov 2016 | 2 min read

The changing face of British funerals

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22 Nov 2016 | 2 min read

Have you thought about your digital legacy?

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11 Nov 2016 | 2 min read

Marking Remembrance Day with fundraising for Poppyscotland

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10 Nov 2016 | 1 min read

Regional variations in the average funeral cost

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03 Nov 2016 | 1 min read

The peace of mind that comes with later life planning

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11 Oct 2016 | 1 min read

Golden Charter visits Lady Haig's Poppy Factory

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28 Sep 2016 | 1 min read

How to choose a funeral director

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27 Sep 2016 | 2 min read

Scattering ashes, a guide to what's involved

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22 Sep 2016 | 2 min read

Continuity is crucial for real peace of mind

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20 Sep 2016 | 1 min read

Golden Charter in numbers

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20 Sep 2016 | 1 min read

Inside Golden Charter

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