About Preparing the Way

Preparing the Way was established in 2015 by Helen Callanan in response to growing requests for education in end of life doula care and services.

Since then Preparing the Way has quickly grown to become the leading provider of end of life doula training in Australia and New Zealand, having trained hundreds of doulas to provide end of life care that is transforming the way people support those they care about, their clients and those aging or living with an illness and approaching end of life.

With a deep understanding of the invaluable service doulas provide for people nearing their end of life and their families, Preparing The Way is currently developing the industry-first Certificate IV in End of Life Doula Services.

Not only will this professional course establish an industry benchmark for quality of service, it also legitimises the crucial role doulas play for those experiencing end of life.

Preparing The Way provides a range of short courses for those wanting to deepen their understanding of death and dying, or to provide comfort and support for friends or family who may be experiencing a life-limiting illness.