Gentle Death Education and Planning

Gentle Death Education and Planning

An End Of Life Consultant is someone with strong death literacy who supports both clients and the general community to grow in resilience, skills and knowledge around rights, options and choices for end of life. Ideally a practitioner will bring expertise, humour, calm, support, and comfort to those who are planning and/or preparing for advance wishes, advance planning, end of life options, death and dying, funerals, after-death body care, legacy and memorial projects, and grief support.

There are 7 non-medical end of life roles, and Dr Annetta Mallon – founder of Gentle Death Education and Planning (GDEP) – offers expert services in all 7 of these roles. You will also find supplementary services like cold plate rental, discreet personal house cleaning, and mentoring of new end of life consultants offered by Annetta listed here on the services pages.

GDEP offers inclusive and respectful services in a safe space for all clients. Annetta and GDEP are secular, agnostic and atheist-welcoming, kink- and disability-friendly, sex-positive, pet-friendly and are proud to be an LBGTIQA+ ally to members of the queer communities. Annetta follows all relevant federal and state legislation at all times.

About Dr Annetta Mallon

An expert in grief and loss, education, sociology, advocacy, and personal stories, I have been a psychotherapist for more than three decades specialising in grief and loss, injury and trauma recovery, and personal growth and development for clients. I hold a PhD in social sciences, a Master of Art Therapy, a BA in fine art, and have been a writer and poet most of my life. With over a decade of university teaching and content creation behind me, I also bring a wealth of knowledge about online and face-to-face education and learning.

As one of Australia’s leading end of life consultants and educators, my extensive range of services include grief support and counselling, advance planning and end of life doula (aka death doula) work, along with creative responses to end of life and death, client advocacy and community death literacy. Well-versed in all 7 end of life roles, I am happy to accommodate client needs that require expertise in multiple areas of end of life work.