Preparing the Way

       honouring the outgoing journey …

Whether you are looking to train as an End of Life Doula or engage the services of an End of Life Doula … you are in the right place. Preparing the Way provides Australia and New Zealand’s premiere End of Life Doula training and emotional and practical support for you and those close to you. We are here to assist you in whatever you need.

Preparing the Way was established in 2015 in response to growing requests for education in
End of Life Doula care and services.
The comprehensive Foundation Workshop and 4 Day Intensive Course are delivered
across Australia and New Zealand.

The founder and lead educator of Preparing the Way, Helen Callanan,
has extensive experience as an End of Life Doula.
Her focus now is on teaching people who want or need to doula someone in their lives …
whether personally or professionally.

All courses will be going ahead as scheduled via online workshops on Zoom.
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End of Life Doula training, death literacy education and community work is so important and needed for our world right now.

Our communities need End of Life Doulas now: to champion, reassure, advocate, listen and care.

Latest Video

Dying to Know Day 2020 is Home Delivered!
In May 2020, The Groundswell Project had an in depth conversation with Helen Callanan from Preparing the Way and two End of Life Doulas, Carolyn Vaughan and Kylie Hutchison.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you think we may be able to provide any assistance or you are keen to learn more about caring for one or many as they approach the end of their life.

Indigenous Acknowledgement
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

LGBTI Acknowledgement
We acknowledge the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and intersex communities. Recognising the limitations of the ‘LGBTI’ acronym, we extend this acknowledgement to include those who are part of the wider diversity of bodies, genders, sexualities, relationships, and identities, and pay our respects to their Elders and allies, past & present.


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