This week I’m talking at an end of life conference about designing compassion into services. The conference is Everyday Compassion: Supportive responses to dying and bereavement by schools, neighbourhoods and workplaces.
The limited edition guide Too Busy to Die launches on 14 October 2016 at Cheltenham Literature Festival, when Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling, talks about end of life planning.
This week, Kate Clark from Pushing Up the Daisies, shares her experience and tips for care after death at home. Kate has experience of caring for family members at home after death and also brings her expertise as a nurse. She reminds us: “caring for someone at home after death isn’t anything new, rather it’s a […]
Caring for an elderly parent – where to start? That’s very ‘up’ for me at the moment.
We’ve been in rescue mode, driving an 86 year old for hours from a place of social isolation and increasing depression and anxiety to… well, you hope a place of some comfort and company but have to recognise it’s also in reality an unfamiliar household with different patterns, pace and rules.
Bryher Scudamore from Autodotbiography.com blogs for us this weeks with a top tip on decluttering your life… don’t!
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“It is dying that finishes us, that ends our story. So we should live the fleeting day with passion and, when the night comes, depart from it with grace.” Richard Holloway from his book, Looking in the Distance We learn separation and loss from infancy and may encounter it in many forms during life. It doesn’t […]
Counselling or coaching – what’s the difference? Both are support mechanisms for living life well. Counselling is a therapeutic approach to support emotional wellbeing. Coaching is more like a life planning support to help you find the direction you need. In practical terms, both generally offer hour-long sessions, often a series of 6 at a time; once […]
If you’re looking for the support of a counsellor or life coach, we can help. A counsellor or life coach offer slightly different therapeutic approaches to help support you in challenging times…
Final Fling is delighted to have Grief Specialist, Kristie West on our side. One of the many interesting topics Kristie explores in her therapeutic work with clients as a grief specialist is whether or not we feel it’s important to hold onto pain as a way of honouring the memory of the people we’ve lost…
Amber Lynch is Final Fling’s champion for children and young people. She has experience of coping with loss in her life. I was 17 when my father died and it was the end of my world. He wasn’t unhealthy, he wasn’t unwell; he simply went to bed one night and didn’t wake up. He was 55. […]
Final Fling wants you to have a ‘good death’, be in control of your choices and decision-making. There are a number of organisations now dedicated to achieving a better end for us all. Final Fling is just one of them. There are government-funded groups, campaigning bodies and professional bodies. ‘End of life’ and ‘later life’ […]