Death Doulas have extensive knowledge, expertise, and experience to support people and their families through the dying process – from diagnosis to death, and beyond. They empower, encourage, and enable clients to communicate with their loved ones including sharing how they envision their final days. One Thread offers a number of services to support clients and families:
Planning ahead can help to alleviate fear and anxiety for the one dying as well as their family. Doulas help clients to talk through options, such as where they want to die and the setting and interactions that they want with others, including family, loved ones, and the professional staff around them.
Legacy projects provide an opportunity for the client to reflect on the most meaningful moments or experiences in their lives and capture these in a lasting memory for their loved ones.
Death Doulas provide emotional and spiritual support in the final days of life by explaining symptoms, helping family members and loved ones know what to expect, and connecting with the professional team when needed.
Memorials, Celebrations of Life and Funeral Services
One Thread facilitates dialogue and planning for memorials, celebrations of life and funeral services, including:
Grief and Bereavement Counselling
One Thread has a vast network of professional contacts, including a number of grief and bereavement counsellors. Please contact us for referrals.
Other Practical Resources and Support
One Thread offers a wide range of additional support to individuals and their families through the end-of-life process and beyond. Some examples include:
If you would like to discuss specific needs and services, contact us to talk about how we can best support you.