I recently attended a funeral for a young friend of my daughters. Amber was the officiant at the service and I was impressed at how professional, articulate and empathetic she was. I thought her words were just wonderful throughout, and clearly resonated with all in the room. Amber also, while very considerate and compassionate in what she said, did not avoid the ‘elephant in the room’. This is refreshing, and having worked in youth mental health for many years, it is important we have these tough conversations as a community – it was beautifully addressed and a job very well done.