Death & Grief

Death will become a larger part of our life as we age, learning how to grieve and the process of death will help us as we lose important people through our lives.

Dealing with the death of a loved one


Practical tasks when your loved one dies

There are may practical things as a loved one or an executor you need to do when someone dies; organise the funeral, apply for probate, execute the will, claim on insurances, close accounts and social media.

Digital store

View an example of a digital store which details out your assets, bills and social media wishes.


Continuing your loved ones legacy

When someone you love dies you may decide to continue their legacy. You can raise money for a cause they were passionate about, promote their story to inspire others either publicly or in the family or continue a business or hobby they loved.


Coping with grief

Every persons experience and journey of grief is different. The stages of death are rarely linear and the belief you will 'get over death' is an outdated concept that most people realise is not a reality, a more helpful way to view grief is something that you become more accustomed to.

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When a person dies without having a will.

Digital legacy

The legacy you leave online, which cover photos, social media presence, play lists, online art NFT's.


All of your assets, not just your physical home.

Legal guardian

The person or persons you entrust to look after your children if under 18, once you are gone.


The person or persons who will receive any assets that are covered in the will.


Participating in activities that will benefit younger generations as a way of ensuring the long-term survival of the species.

Digital store

A secure place to store key documents and information if you are ill or pass away. Access to the store will be given to your executors or power of attorneys.

Death in service benefits

This is Life insurance from your employer and it is usually salary indexed, for example 4 times your salary. It is a benefit many larger firms offer, you can find out from your HR department whether your package covers it.


A person who is named in the will to undertake probate.


Applying for the legal right to deal with someone's property, money and possessions (their 'estate') when they die is called 'applying for probate'.

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