Burkin Svendsens Funerals are as proud of the support we provide to a wide range of community organisations and programs as we are of the care and guidance we provide to families.

We believe in supporting our community. We are members of your local social group, sporting club and church, and we are dedicated to being sensitive to the communities we serve. We use our time, our network of community contacts, our participation in, and our financial resources to support organisations around us.

Burkin Svendsens Funerals hosts two types of events. The first are moving memorial services held each year at Christmas and at other special times, such as Mother's Day. The second type of event we host are informative seminars for groups. At these events our experienced funeral directors can discuss topics such as "Coping with Grief" and "Demystifying Funeral Myths". We can also present information on Estate Planning. These seminars can be very helpful for people wanting more information on topics that aren't often talked about.

If you would like someone from Burkin Svendsens to come and talk to your group about one of these topics, call us on (07) 4054 5400.

Any upcoming events hosted by us will be posted below, with full details of the type, venue and program.

Self Care & Self Compassion Seminar

We often find that people whose work involves caring for others, spend little time and energy on their own self care. Why? We can say it’s because we don’t have time or it’s because we have to attend to our family or our home or our job first. Or we’re just too tired! But it might also be because we don’t make our own needs a genuine priority.

Doris Zagdanski is well known around Australia for her educational work around loss, grief and empathy and she is a regular visitor to Cairns, sharing her expertise in this field. With over 30 year’s experience of working with grieving people, Doris is presenting an inspiring seminar on:

·                    The why and how of self care

·                    Scheduling time for your own sanity – 51 ideas

·                    Demonstrating self compassion

Date Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Time 6pm Arrival & Refreshments

6.30pm – 8.30pm Seminar

Place Burkin Svendsens Chapel, 411 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt

RSVP Friday, 26th October 2018