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SBS Audio Dead Curious: How Can We Do Death and Dying Better?

Life as we know it is changing, and so too is death. From death doulas to death cafes, bespoke funerals, and human composting, Grave Matters is your crash course in the end-of-life revolution. In this first episode, hear a fireside chat with one Australian woman leading the field. Bec Lyons is an end-of-life doula, independent funeral director, death literacy educator and family-led death care advocate.

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Critical Info – Rebecca Lyons: Advocating for Home Funerals and Family-Centric Death Care

You’ve probably heard of the term ‘doula’ before, often used in the context of those who support birthing mothers. But do you understand the role of a death doula? In this recording, we demystify the often misunderstood role of an end of life doula, a role that Rebecca Lyons embodies with passion and dedication. Rebecca shares her personal journey that led her into the funeral industry and eventually to her current role as a doula and independent funeral director. Learn about the broad and diverse responsibilities of a doula, from practical logistics to the deeply emotional ‘heart work’.

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Book launch at Fullers Bookshop

Coinciding with National Advanced Care Planning Week, Bec Lyons launches her book A Heartfelt Undertaking and chats with Joel Rheinberger, the host of Afternoons on ABC Radio Hobart.

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ABC TV News Segment

Natural Burial is among a few natural and sustainable choices in death care and ABC Tv took a look at what is available in Tasmania.

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