Dying Matters Week 2021 with Coles Funeral Directors – #InAGoodPlace

11 May 2021

Taking place between 10-16 May, Dying Matters returns this week to encourage open and honest conversations around death, dying and bereavement. The theme for 2021 is #InAGoodPlace to die. After a year unlike any other, this may seem like an unusual choice. Many families were left utterly bereft with the loss felt and being in […]

Education programme launched to talk about death and dying

31 January 2020

Cardiff-based Coles Funeral Directors has recently launched its bespoke education programme, helping school children in South Wales to talk about death, dying and coping with bereavement. Delivered at The Coles Bereavement Hub in Birchgrove, the programme covers topics including the language used around death/dying; coping with bereavement and grief; cultural celebrations of death and ultimately, […]

Coping with the loss of a parent at Christmas

29 November 2019

With the festive season fast approaching, it can be difficult to cope with loss and the grief that follows, especially if it’s your first Christmas without a parent. We know that this may change your approach to the holidays and your annual traditions, but no matter how you choose to celebrate (or not), it’s important […]

Life, death and everything in between: what being death positive means

29 November 2019

“Why are there a zillion websites and references to being sex positive and nothing for being death positive?” That was the question Caitlin Doughty, founder of ‘The order of the Good Death’, found herself asking before she decided that it was time to change the way we think about death. This led her to bring […]

Mental health and grief: a complicated combination

16 October 2019

The death of a loved one can impact your life in many ways, leaving you feeling as though your world has been turned upside down. Loss affect us all in different ways, especially with regards to mental health and it’s important that you take extra care of yourself during this time. After losing an important […]

Why funerals should be seen as a celebration of life

16 October 2019

When it comes to organising a funeral, often the emotions are so overwhelming that many tend to opt for a standard service where decision-making is kept to a minimum, over a more personalised one. Whether you are thinking of planning your funeral or someone else’s, we believe that every funeral should be unique to the […]

The Coles Hub is Officially Open in Rhiwbina , Cardiff

17 May 2019

A special thanks to our award-winning neighbours, Organicafe, for the delicious cake and to all the local councillors who stopped by to support this new venture (before heading to present Dame Shirley Bassey with her Freedom Honour!) We took the opportunity to ask everyone who joined us how they could see themselves, and their families, friends and […]

Coles Funeral Directors to launch dedicated Bereavement Hub in the heart of Cardiff during Dying Matters Awareness Week

2 May 2019

Later this month the Coles Funeral Directors team is taking on the challenging task of getting the people of Cardiff talking about death as part of the ‘Are We Ready?’ Dying Matters campaign. On Friday 17th May 2019 (9:30-12:30), Coles Funeral Directors is holding a Community Coffee Morning to mark the opening of a new Bereavement Hub at […]

Are you ready? We are. Because Dying Matters.

30 April 2019

Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the ‘D-word’ and how to bring it up in conversation. Today I wanted to signpost some more useful resources and invite you to talk to us about what happens when you die. Even if your family or friends aren’t quite ready to talk about death – […]