Talking
Death

We believe it’s time to start a more open conversation about death and what it means to us today. There’s so much room to explore what feels meaningful and what our choices really are. This blog is a place to share new ideas, practical advice, and stories from the frontlines of death and dying.

Ideas & Guidance

During Covid-19, more people than ever are planning to hold memorials. But what exactly is a memorial and how is it different from a funeral service? Here’s everything you need to know along with our tips for making sure the day feels meaningful.

In Conversation

Sisters Sas and Yvonne lost their mum Angela to Covid-19. They describe a surreal diagnosis and why caring for their mother in the mortuary helped them grieve.

Opinion

Grieving people often get pushed to embalm ‘for their own good’ by funeral directors. This is especially true when someone who has died has a lot of physical changes. Here’s why death shouldn’t be censored, even in the hardest circumstances.

Ideas & Guidance

Reusing graves can be controversial, with lots of people asking whether it’s respectful and what safeguards are in place. But there are also reasons why a reclaimed grave can be a good option, like sustainability. We’ll bust some myths about the practice and let you know what reusing a grave really involves.

Ideas & Guidance

We’ve worked with the brilliant trans activist and funeral professional Ash Hayhurst to create this guide to trans and LGBTQ+ funerals. It includes practical support for anyone planning a funeral as well as diversity training opportunities for people in the funeral sector.

Opinion

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘mortuary’? Probably somewhere grim, mysterious, and cold. There’s no denying that mortuary spaces often leave a lot to be desired. But it doesn’t have to be that way — in fact, it shouldn’t be the norm at all.