Lamp to mark National Bereavement Day by raising awareness of the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement

The Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (Lamp) charity is teaming up with G Seller, an independent family-run funeral director based in Hinckley, Leicestershire on National Bereavement Day, 30 August, to host an evening aimed at raising awareness of death, dying and bereavement, and to highlight the support that is available to the community.

The informational evening on 30 August 2022, entitled ‘An Insight into Funerals and Bereavement Support’, will take a closer look at funerals and build awareness of the support available to those who are affected by bereavement. The session will also serve as a fundraiser for Lamp.

The event will be held at G Seller funeral home at 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1RH, starting at 7pm with welcome drinks, followed by a talk by Joseph Barsby, G Seller’s third generation Managing Director, who will discuss bereavement and the role of bereavement counsellors. This will be followed by a Q&A session and a sit-down buffet.

Joseph said:

“G Seller has chosen to work with Lamp to highlight the support that is available to those in need during the difficult circumstances on the death of a loved one. We tend to avoid talking about death and the grief that follows, because these topics bring up uncomfortable emotions and so we frequently shy away from them. We are heartened by Lamp’s desire to broach this sensitive topic and look forward to working with the charity to encourage everyone to feel more confident about having these difficult conversations so they can respond to these emotionally challenging situations.”

Richard Kotulecki, Lamp’s CEO added:

“This informational evening with G Seller represents another way in which Lamp can support our community. We often find that families who have experienced a sudden death feel unprepared about what to expect. They wish that they had a better understanding and long to have had more open conversations with the person who passed away, along with their family and friends. Through this session, we want those in need to know that Lamp is here to help and can direct them to appropriate support organisations, such as G Seller, during a bereavement, offering them a measure of comfort and freedom when taking on the difficult conversations.”

Further details about the informational evening can be found on the website.


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