Support and Supervision

The NHS are on the front line doing amazing work everyday for those suffering with Covid 19. On the back line there are Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants also working increased hours under heartbreaking conditions and with new laws, rightfully there to keep everyone as safe as possible, but so difficult to implement when dealing with grief, death and saying goodbye to a loved one.

Most Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants are fulfilling a vocation. They are usually available to be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is a deeply sensitive time for the family who have lost a loved one at the best of times. Especially now, with the legal restrictions, it is particularly important to ensure everyone has a worthy farewell.

Both individual and group support supervision sessions have their advantages, so we provide a space for both. If you would like further information, please read below or get in touch to find how you can access the services we provide.

To the Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants;

We want you to know that we care. We see what you’re going through and want to support you. For the extraordinary things you are doing every single day.

With gratitude for your tireless work we have these offerings below;

Giving back to our 'Back Line' Workers during Covid 19

LAST WISHES – Live your Legacy Ltd is a Social Business raising profits to go back into community projects to support causes related to end of life and legacy. Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants are usually on a vocation, they carry such a lot of emotional weight while they prioritise a worthy farewell for loved ones and their families. This is especially difficult in the current Covid environment with legal requirements and an increased amount of funerals. 

Last Wishes provides Support and Supervision for groups and individual sessions for Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants.

If you would like to support the work we are doing to support Funeral Directors and Funeral Celebrants please contact us or donate here.

Free Group Support and Supervision

The advantages of group supervision according, to Peter Howkins and Robin Shohet (2000) in 'Supervision in the Helping Professions' are that; "... unlike one-to-one supervision the group provides a supportive atmosphere of peers…" in which peers "...can share anxieties and realize that others are facing similar issues."

Group supervision also "...gains from the supervisees’ receiving reflections, feedback and inputs from their colleagues as well as the group supervisor."

We currently offer FREE weekly group support and supervision for funeral directors, funeral celebrants and those in the funeral industry. These are hour long calls online, so anyone around the globe can join us for the support, reassurance and guidance.

One-to-one Support and Supervision

Individual support and supervision, like a guide or mentor for those who would like to talk. Here we provide a safe space with full support for whatever is going on individually.

We have a team of supervisors to offer these one-to-one sessions. If you are a funeral director, funeral celebrant, or working in the funeral industry and need someone to talk to please contact us.