Funerals

We speak to a parent and an expert on how to talk to children about one of the most difficult subjects of all - death, dying and loss.
Dealing with this much death every day has been exhausting physically and mentally – for me and my entire industry.
Coronavirus has devastated incomes as well as cutting lives short, leaving grieving families desperate over costs.
A benefits loophole means students can't get help with funeral costs no matter how desperate they are. Labour MP Carolyn Harris is among those calling for change.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, families around the world have moved their funerary traditions online.
One of the simplest and most effective things you can do to support someone who is bereaved is to show them you are there for them, writes Andy Langford.
After graduating, Emma Clare began work as a home carer, helping those discharged by hospitals to feel comfortable as their illnesses took hold. In the role, Emma found a new perspective on life and death and also the problems caused by people not talking about how they wish the end to be for them. Now, she’s training to become an end-of-life doula, helping families enjoy their last moments with loved ones and preparing for death. For more, check out:
“He wanted to make sure my [mum] would be laughing leaving the cemetery, not crying."
The couple had been married for just four weeks when he was killed on August 15.
It could be the brain's way of diffusing tension, one researcher suggests.