Don’t forget the landmark Grief and Bereavement Seminar aimed at same-sex couples, next Wednesday.
The oldest family-run funeral home in Sydney, Walter Carter, has developed the initiative to help same-sex couples deal with the loss of a partner.
The seminar is part of Walter Carter Funerals Community Service Program which aims to deliver support, advice and assistance to those suffering loss and will be held on Wednesday, April 21 from 7pm at The Rex Centre, Level 1, 58A Macleay St, Kings Cross.
“Death in the gay and lesbian community comes with its own specific needs and issues,” Walter Carter Funerals CEO Dale Maroney said.
“Sometimes same-sex relationships may not be recognised by other family members which can add stress to an already difficult time.
“Grief is particularly hard to deal with on its own, let alone when the surviving partner has to manage other family members who may not have been supportive of the relationship in the first place.”
The seminar will aim to identify these additional issues and help map out solutions to these issues including:
* Managing unrecognised or unacknowledged grief
* Surviving the death of a partner and restructuring your life
* Coping with your partner’s family when there is lack of recognition of your relationship
* Dealing with matters after your partner has died (funeral arrangements, property, last requests, etc)
The seminar, conducted by an experienced facilitator, is open to anyone and is free.

info: Register by contacting Walter Carter Funerals on 9389 3499 or email community@waltercarter.com.au

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