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Bereavement and Grieving
When you lose someone close to you, a family member, partner, child or friend your life is indelibly changed. It is natural to go through a process of grieving and this process is different for everyone. You may feel shock, disbelief and anger, you may be unable to sleep, feel anxious, resentful, guilty or confused. Depression is also common after the loss of a loved one.

The important thing to remember is that there is hope at the other end of it all and while you are grieving and that grief will always be with you it does get easier to deal with over time.

There are things you can do in the initial stages of grief to help you cope; talking about and expressing your grief is important, sharing memories about your loved one and reflecting on good times with them is also a good way to deal with the loss. Make time to go through your grief rather than blocking it out and find things that comfort you such as music, reading, writing and exercise.

Your funeral director will be able to suggest counselling services for you and will be a great support in the initial stages of your loss.

For more information visit www.nzifh.org.nz

Choosing a Funeral Director
It is important to choose someone you trust, a funeral director that is professional and compassionate. There are many different funeral services available to you so you need to consider which one best suits your family’s needs. Look for well established, family owned and operated services with history in the community. A funeral director acts as your guide and agent in organising all the details of the funeral so it should be someone you are confident and comfortable with.

For more information visit www.nzifh.org.nz

For information on becoming a funeral director in New Zealand visit www.nzifh.org.nz

Ceremonies
Funerals are as individual as people and it is possible to create the kind of funeral your family or the deceased would want. From venues to format to refreshments you can choose how you would like to say goodbye. Your funeral director will arrange for all your requirements to be met.

Venues – this is only limited by the possibility of public interference, funerals can be held in churches, chapels or funeral homes or at home, the beach, somewhere of significance to the deceased or anywhere else you can think of.

Catering for the guests – you may wish to have refreshments before or after the service, perhaps a party of some sort is appropriate, you funeral director will organise all the details for you.

Personal touches – DVD, performance, tributes, photos and music can all be incorporated into the service.