Thinking and talking about your funeral may be hard, but you may also find it helps to tell someone what you would like. This can be reassuring to you and them.
There are lots of things you might want to discuss, such as: whether you want to be buried or cremated, what readings you’d like (or whether you’d prefer people to say some words of their own) and what music you’d like played. You could also say whether you’d like people to bring flowers, or make a donation to charity.
You can choose to have a religious funeral, in a church or place of worship, or you can choose to have a non-religious funeral instead. The British Humanist Association can help you to arrange a non-religious ceremony.
If you would like to be involved in planning your funeral, your CLIC Sargent care professional can support you in this. They can contact a funeral director on your behalf and ask them to meet with you to plan the ceremony.
Reviewed September 2015. Next planned review 2017.