Working as an independent funeral director is often very challenging. From busy days at work, disrupted sleep and call outs in the middle of the night, through to supporting bereaved families and coping with the pressures associated with running a small business – the emotional stress can really take its toll.

Stress and anxiety within the funeral profession is a growing issue, which is why we launched our free SAIFSupport counselling service for members.

SAIFSupport provides a completely confidential telephone and email helpline and members who need further support will be offered six free counselling sessions.

The service is run by Professional Help, a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, which specialises in counselling for workplace stress.

If you have any concerns at all about anything relating to your business or personal life or that of a colleague, then speak with SAIFSupport:

Freephone: 0800 077 8578


You can also contact SAIF Business Centre who can provide free SAIFSupport posters and leaflets for you to share with your team.

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