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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 15:32

National Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018

How you can support Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week is an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

Hold your own Dying Matters Awareness event

A Dying Matters Awareness Week event can be large, small or anywhere in-between. You could host a coffee morning in your home, place of work, or a meet-up in your local community space and yes, that could be your local pub!

During the week we would ask you to be encouraging your friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours to discuss what they want for the end of their lives with those close to them. You could also be encouraging people to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better, both for them and for their loved ones. These are:  

  • Write your will
  • Record your funeral wishes
  • Plan your future care and support
  • Consider registering as an organ donor
  • Tell your loved ones your wishes

Ideally, you will base any events you run around these actions. However, as long as what you're planning fits with Dying Matters' broad agenda - to positively change attitudes and behaviour around talking about and planning for death - we'll be happy. 

Please get in touch with us if you would like support in organising an awareness event, want to talk through your ideas, or would like help designing a poster for your event.

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