Inspire

Welcome to Last Wishes Inspirations. This is a growing resource that you can use to help you with ideas for funerals, celebrations, your wellbeing and lots more. 

Tea Rooms 

These are free events and all are welcome to come along. We talk about a whole range of subjects prompted by our Last Wishes cards in a safe and welcoming group. 

At the present moment these are virtual but will evolve to live events over time as the pandemic recedes. 

This link to take you to our events page so you can look at dates you might like to join us.

Founders Tea Room 

Bi-weekly meetings of the Last Wishes founders who talk freely about a whole range of end of life subjects. These are videoed and available on our YouTube channel.

Shop

Here you can find a growing range of items including our workshops and courses. The list also includes several books written by our founders, as the Last Wishes cards used in the tea rooms.

Blog

This is a growing library of resources for you to consult at any times and listed under a range of categories. These are here to help guide, inform and inspire. From helping a young child deal with the death of a beloved pet to ideas for memorials, the library is growing week by week.

The categories are:
• Ceremony
• Children
• Community
• Environment
• Funerals
• Humour
• Interfaith Funerals
• Pets
• Poetry
• Well Being

Well being

Your mental health is really important so we are putting together a range of visualisations and meditations to help you with your transition to end-of-life.

Directory

Here we will add our Last Wishes teachers as they go through our training program so you can find Last Wishes workshops, courses and one to one consultation offered in your area.

We want of break the taboo surrounding death so we can all talk openly and without fear around end of life. We want to educate inspire and empower all of us to be able to make the right decisions for us so that we can all live our legacy.

Education

A range of courses, workshops and one-to-one consultations, offering information around end-of-life.

Training is offered to the right candidates to become teachers/facilitators running our workshops and courses. Advanced training is offered to become consultants.

Support and Supervision

Free group sessions are offered to ‘back-line’ essential workers during the pandemic. Low-cost one to one sessions are also offered.

Tea Room Hosts

Free training is offered to the right people to host our lovely tea room events.

Last Wishes Ambassadors

A list of people willing to talk about Last Wishes and end of life.

The Last Wishes Tea House

The Last Wishes Tea House presents events on a wide variety of themes. They are led by ministers, a teacher, archaeologist and historian, and artist/crafts people. They begin with a presentation or live activity and finish with a discussion. For some events there is a small charge or £2 or £3, although all are free for students of our Last Wishes end of life planning short course, Last Wishes ambassadors, those have taken part in one to one end of life planning coaching sessions and those training to be end of life teachers, coaches and hosts with us. Below are some examples of events we have run.

Last Wishes Tea Rooms

As part of our mission to educate, inspire and empower you to make your last wishes and live your legacy. We invite you to join us to discuss end of life, death and dying in a safe space.

Our Last Wishes Tea Rooms are FREE community events in a safe space for anyone to talk about anything related to death and dying.

They provide support for anyone who would like to talk about anything coming up for them, or indeed any curiosity or end of life concern. Currently our Last Wishes Tea Rooms are online. With safe distancing measures anyone can join us by logging in from around the globe.

News and Information Blog

 

Letting In The Light – Last Wishes Live Your Legacy End of Life Celebration

Letting In The Light – Last Wishes Live Your Legacy End of Life Celebration

Letting In The Light Last Wishes Live Your Legacy End of Life Celebration. This 6 day celebration is jam packed with information from award winning Jean Francis and Last Wishes – Live your Legacy. Our ‘Tea House Supper Club’ celebrates all aspects of end of life, from art, history and archaeology, family and community, wellbeing, spiritual connections and science. From Viking boat funerals to near death experiences, family connections to beautiful blessings you are warmly invited to help us celebrate.

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The Art of Life and Death, the Work of Artist Sam Jinks

The Art of Life and Death, the Work of Artist Sam Jinks

Art Exploring Myth, Religion and Humanity In Life and Death Sam Jinks creates incredibly lifelike bodies that are at once both gentle and powerful. He says, “Art is hard, because you’re trying to change someone’s perception of the world. You’re trying to move someone...

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Here is What our Community is Saying About Us

Jean leaves no stone unturned, no aspect unexplained – and I had no idea it would be such fun. Under her sensitive guidance and with her extensive knowledge of what is possible… Thank you Jean, for your inspired, humorous and down to earth approach to a subject that is so often considered taboo.

Tricia in her 60s

This workshop is well worth attending as there's a mine of thought-provoking information and Jean facilitates with compassion, warmth and humour.
Marion F in her 50s

Jean's little funeral books are packed with inspiration. The reader will be hard pushed to think of things that are not included and ideas that she does not touch on.
Rosie Inman-Cook

Natural Death Centre

It was a wonderfully inspiring day, that taught me so much. I would recomend it to anyone. It was a real fun day. And at the end of it you come out with something of real value for your loved ones, when they will need it most… If you get the chance to… attend… !

Lionel P in his 60s

Attending a Last Wishes Workshop proved to be one of the best decisions I have made. It opened up the whole subject in such a lovely way and raised my awareness of alternative and loving ways to say goodbye and to honour a loved one. I so wish I had had this knowledge many years ago when my husband died. I would highly recommend this Workshop to every one.
Ella R in her 70s

It was an utter joy to meet you on Saturday and benefit from your knowledge and wisdom...

Sandra S in her 50s

End-Of-Life Planning Courses & Workshops

 

Last Wishes provides face to face or online training that covers the importance of and options around planning the end of your life.

For peace of mind, for yourself and your loved ones, we've created easy to follow courses that take you by the hand to look at your end of life considerations. We help you understand the options available and the impact those choices have on your family, friends, community and the environment.

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Last Wishes Tea Rooms

 

Our Last Wishes Tea Rooms are free community events in a safe space for anyone to talk about anything related to death and dying.

They provide support for anyone who would like to talk about anything coming up for them, or indeed any curiosity or end of life concern. Currently our Last Wishes Tea Rooms are online. With safe distancing measures anyone can join us by logging in from around the globe.

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Last Wishes End-Of-Life Planning Products

 From a range of books to our unique Last Wishes cards covering a wide range of concerns around end-of-life our products also raise money for nature too. 

Check out our blog too, with numerous categories there are lots of free resources to help you

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