Funeral Professions


Jeff Heaton, Celebrant, Association of Independent Celebrants

An extremely informative day which gave me a better insight into how many people are affected in a case of death by suicide and in how to deal with them. It will certainly assist in my work as a celebrant taking funerals and know how to work more closely and effectively with people.
PABBS training – Manchester – March 2020

Amy Peters, Funeral Director, Dignity Funerals Ltd, Surrey

I cannot recommend the PABBS course enough. Informative, sensitive and inspiring, the course leaders were excellent and have real experience with dealing with suicide bereavement. I also met some wonderful people on the course from all walks of life and experiences. It gave me a lot to think about and will help me better serve the families I deal with.
PABBS training – Manchester – December 2019

Tracy Ward, Celebrant - Life Coach - Reviewer, Simply Beautiful Ceremonies

As a funeral celebrant I put this training at the top of my list. We need to know the facts and how we can walk into the midst of a family in this much pain & understand the language to use. This training should be compulsory It also reminds us all to be mindful.
Tweet – June 19th 2019 about PABBS Training

Mike Norbury, Funeral Celebrant, Manchester

I got a great deal from the day and in fact because it gave me more confidence with talking to those affected by suicide it has opened doors to conversations with people who have or are having suicidal thoughts. I think it’s that confidence they sense that allows people to open up and talk about their thoughts where before they couldn’t. I found the day to be engaging and interactive especially because such a wide range of professionals attended and indeed people who have directly lost loved ones through suicide. It is certainly helping me greatly with suicide Bereavement within my profession as a Funeral Celebrant.  Funeral directors are always a bit weary of getting the funeral right as the bereavement  is complex and needs specialist training to help the bereaved through what is an unimaginable time of their lives. Wonderful work and essential for anyone working in and around those touched by suicide.
PABBS training – Manchester – October 2018

Paul Bowen, Funeral Celebrant, East of England Co-op, Ipswich

It was a great pleasure to meet you and the Facilitators on what was an extremely worthwhile and beneficial course. I know that that I will be able to use much of the material as I spend time with Families affected by suicide. Thank you so much.
PABBS training – Manchester – February 2018