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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

 

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

A funeral industry representative body for independent operators in Australia.

An funeral industry representative body for Australia.

Their mission is to build the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities in order to enhance well-being following adverse life events.

The Bereavement Care Network links practitioners and services to improve support for people working in bereavement care in the North, North-West and South of Tasmania.

A registered charity offering a range of initiatives and end of life education and services.

A project aimed at introducing natural and restoration burial to Australia.

An organisation promoting death literacy and end of life conversations through various events and initiatives, including Dying to Know Day.

An organisation to support and advocate for Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia.

NALAG NSW provides a free, confidential, grief and loss support services across NSW, delivered by our team of trained volunteers and staff. They provide telephone support and, in some of our Centres, face to face support and counselling is available.

The National Funeral Directors' Association has been the leading voice in the Australian funeral industry since 1995.

Australia’s leading organisation advocating for natural burial and environmentally friendly body disposal options.

A registered charity offering training and resources.

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care.

DYING WITH DIGNITY

State based organisations that advocate for choice at end of life.
 

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

At a Death Cafe, people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Their aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

How we want to die - represents the most important and costly conversation America isn't having. They have gathered dozens of medical and wellness leaders to cast an unflinching eye at end of life, and have created an uplifting interactive adventure that transforms this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and empowerment.

The Good Funeral Guide is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to support, empower and represent the interests of dying and bereaved people living in the UK.

The Home Funeral Network UK offers support, education and guidance for all those involved in arranging a home based, family led funeral. A growing grassroots group of connected, passionate professionals and families dedicated to promoting environmentally sound, and culturally nurturing death practices.

The NDC give support on family-organised and environmentally friendly funerals, and run the Association of Natural Burial Grounds.

The mission of the NHFA is to educate individuals, families, and communities about caring for their dead.

The Order is about making death a part of your life. That means committing to staring down your death fears –whether it be your own death, the death of those you love, the pain of dying, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the above.

 

DOULAS OVERSEAS

Bridging Transitions offers emotional, spiritual, and practical support to those on the threshold of living and dying, caregivers, those living with limited life expectancy, those living with grief, and anyone wanting to live life more fully.

They help holistic practitioners, hospice and healthcare pros, certified death doulas, coaches, advocates, non-medical professionals, and holistic minded people own their "End-of-Life Doula Shoes" – serve beautifully, create a unique service, educate, handle client issues and enjoy the entire process.

The Conscious Dying Institute provides care and healing to everyone who has been called to serve before, during, and after death so that they can give healing care to others.

The Death Doula Ontario Network is a membership-led network focusing on collaboration, on-going learning and resource sharing.

Doorway Into Light is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit spiritual, educational and charitable organization in Hawaii providing counsel, support and education to the dying, their families and those grieving since 2006.

International Doulagivers Institute, founded by Suzanne O’Brien RN, provides a high level of education and certification for the End of Life Doula. Their Doulagiver training is akin to the birth doula model; both help people transition to and from this world.

End of Life Doula UK is a Community Interest Company for their Doula members and provides information about End of Life Doulas to the public, healthcare professionals, & the media.

They wish to raise the standard of End of Life Care. Their mission is to promote high quality EOLC by setting the standard for the Doula profession through membership and training based on need and recommendations made by the Ministry of Health, health authorities and outside agencies.

Their goal is to bring grace and compassion to the cycle of life by planning for it and effortlessly tying up the loose ends.

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well as a death doula.  

Offering Doula training and dedicated to helping organizations, such as hospice, hospitals, and assisted living facilities, as well as communities, build their own programs. 

Lifespan Doulas offers professional doula training and certification for the complete lifespan. All programs are online and feature a blend of self-paced study modules and opportunities for live, interactive learning.

The National End-of-Life Doula Alliance (NEDA) is a non-profit membership organization that welcomes and supports all end-of-life doulas, trainers, and interested parties, regardless of background or level of experience.

On Bright Wings supports people before, during, and after the end of life process.

The Sacred Crossings Alternative Funeral Home in Los Angeles, CA offers a complete range of funeral services including Home Funerals, Green Burials, Sea Burials, Direct Cremations and Funeral Celebrant services. The Sacred Crossings Institute offers classes and workshops in End-of-Life preparedness and Death Doula and Death Midwife certificate training programs.

A Sacred Passing's mission is to guide and assist people towards a more conscious dying experience while honouring individual autonomy.

Soul Midwives lovingly assist and accompany a dying person on their journey, and can provide their services within a home, hospital or hospice.

Sarah Kerr, the founder of Soul Passages, calls herself the "clergy for the unchurched," and offers a soul map that’s rooted in nature-based spirituality and modern consciousness research.