Funeral Guide is celebrating the launch of its new Australian blog, full of informative, fascinating articles on a wide range of end of life topics, including funeral trends and customs, coping with grief, and key issues affecting the bereaved in Australia.
Over the coming weeks and months, you can expect articles exploring all aspects of death, dying and bereavement. From interviews with key industry professionals and reports on the latest funeral trends, to explorations of other cultures’ death rituals, and tips on coping with grief.
As part of Funeral Guide’s mission to help the bereaved, the blog will offer regular articles on dealing with grief and offering support to those who are grieving, as well as highlighting overlooked types of bereavement, such as grief after miscarriage and pre-bereavement. Other posts will offer valuable advice on everything from how to explain death to a child, to tips on expressing your emotions and what to expect from bereavement counselling.
One of the highlights of the blog’s bereavement support articles will be the regular Dear Annie advice columns, where psychotherapist Annie Broadbent answers your questions about grief. Annie is the author of best-selling self-help book, We Need to Talk About Grief (How to Be a Friend to the One Who’s Left Behind), which was inspired by her own bereavement following the death of her mother, Caroline. Readers and visitors to Funeral Guide are invited to write to Annie at DearAnnie@funeralguide.com.
The blog also regularly takes a look at funeral culture around the globe. The ‘Death around the world’ series explores different countries’ death rituals and funeral traditions. The series kicked off with Mexico’s colourful Day of the Dead, but for its next installment we’ll be looking to the other side of the globe, to the all-singing, all-dancing festival of Obon in Japan.
There will also be regular features on funerals more generally, such as an exploration of how funerals help us grieve and how death rituals have pervaded human culture since its very beginning.
You can keep up to date on the latest blog posts by following Funeral Guide on Twitter.