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Mental Health – Suicide Prevention awareness

Chris Mead / Dedhapi My Story I hope this helps explain why I’m so keen to raise money for men’s mental health. As some of you know, I lost my dad to a heart attack when I was 19. Out of know where he was gone, my whole life darkened suddenly. He was, and still is my idol and I’ve never been able to fill that void. Being quite distant from both sides of my …

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Strangest Funeral Requests

Funerals aren’t something we often like to talk about, we often know what to expect. But as we all know everyone is different; from the clothes we wear, to the way we talk, and even the way we wish to celebrate our lives. Here are some of the most wonderful, moving and unique funeral plans we’ve found: Fancy Funeral As black is the traditional attire at most funerals, often people commit to a ‘no black …

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The 5 Stages of Grief

Denial Denial helps us to lessen the overwhelming pain of loss. It can be very difficult to believe we have lost a loved one in our lives, especially when we have only recently been with this person just a few short hours ago. It can take our mind some time to come to terms with the reality of what has happened and we can become overwhelmed with how we are going to move forward in …

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Loss at Christmas

Christmas can be an extremely painful time for some, especially for those coping with loss or grief. Accepting that we all mourn in different ways helps us to avoid conflict and expectations from others.  Self care at this time is of paramount importance. Our normal routine is disrupted, so working out the best ways to cope can help us to get through difficult festive celebrations. When faced with loss during the Christmas season and New …

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Ashes to Tattoos

Cremation commemorative tattoos are a growing trend – essentially the art of imprinting a loved one into your skin to carry them with you.  This very special act of dedication is practised at Flash Harry’s Tattoo Parlour, located in Medway, Kent. Harry’s small but fabulous parlour creates an ambience of quirky-chic, it’s colours and vibrancy are the epitome of professional confidence with a streak of individualised flair!   A decade old, the business has a loyal …

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