Death, dying and bereavement – have you talked about it?

Have you ever tried to talk to loved ones about your final wishes only to find they don’t want to listen?

But much harder than listening to someone is talking about your own feelings surrounding these difficult topics. Our research has told us that on average, Brits will suffer their first loss at the young age of 21 years old, and yet of all the people we spoke to, 41% of them admitted feeling unable to talk about and express their emotions at the time.

So what needs to be done? Our research showed that over half of us believe that more open conversations about death, dying and bereavement would have helped us to cope with our loss. Over two two-thirds of people we spoke to also thought that talking about death and dying needs to be easier and become more ‘normal’. It seems like the obvious solution to tackling this great taboo, is to get talking.

We’re trying to get the nation talking, so have commissioned what we hope to be the Biggest Ever Survey into death, dying and bereavement. If you’d like to complete the survey and be entered into our prize draw, click here.*

Planning Ahead

As well as having these important discussions with your loved ones, the easiest way to ensure your wishes are known is to take out a pre-paid funeral plan. That way, not only are your wishes written down and all of the decisions made, but everything is pre-paid at today’s prices so you can also take the financial worry away from your family.

If you’re interested in taking out one of our plans, we’re offering all Silversurfers subscribers a £150 discount* using the code SURF150Apply online, or call our customer support team on 0800 389 8377, Monday – Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm.

*Total discount includes the online discount and promotional discount.


*Terms and Conditions for the Biggest Ever Survey prize draw are available here.

**Total discount includes the online discount and promotional discount.


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1st Jun 2018
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My maternal grand mother, whom I adored, died in my arms when I was just 12. Since then death, either with us humans or with animals, has been a constant companion.

Ate my passing my wife has very clear instructions. Dispose of the body in the cheapest way possible. I won't be in it so don't really care.

If I'm cremated, then I would like my ashes scattered in the church yard of my Norfolk birth village. My ancestors are there, and a last sentimental thought, I would like to rest with my fathers.

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