Dying Matters Awareness Week 8th - 14th May 2023
09 May 2023
Dying Matters Awareness Week offers us all a moment to get talking, in whatever way works for you, about death and grief. Talking about death isn’t easy, but it is so important.
Hospice UK’s Dying Matters campaign is working to create a culture in which we’re more comfortable talking about death, dying and grief, to reduce the associated stress, stigma and social isolation. This year, the campaign focuses on encouraging communities to come together and talk about death and dying in the workplace.
Hospice UK’s website is packed full of brilliant resources including a planning ahead tool’ , a recommended reading list of ‘books to help us deal with death and grief’ as well as a whole host of valuable information leaflets (including ‘Getting organised before you die’ , Talking with children about dying, Talking to someone who is grieving) there is also a short quiz which you can take to find out where you stand on the compassionate superhero scale (with tips on how to improve your superpower skills) and a podcast!
In Herefordshire there are a number of related events taking place Dying Matters, Fownhope Medical Centre 10am Friday 12th May, Dying Matters Drop-in at Leominster Library 10am – 1pm Friday 12th May and there is a Death Café at Ledbury Methodist Church meeting at 2.30pm Thursday 1st June.
There is more information and details of support available around end of life care on the Talk Community directory. There are details of local and national support available if you have lost a loved one on the bereavement support pages.