Dying Matters Awareness Week

Our biggest week of the year runs from 9-15 May. Find out how you can get involved.

Q&A: Jean Francis, Interfaith Minister

Award-winning interfaith minister Jean Francis talks about her work and the power of personalisation in creating meaningful funerals.  

Signs that death is near

Recognising when someone is near death will help you say those important goodbyes and prepare yourself for what is to come.

Find Me Help

Are you or is someone you know approaching the end of life? Find local support and help, or add your own organisation.

Seven songs for a long life

This beautiful film shows how even in the most painful of circumstances, communities can come together to face mortality. 

Awareness Week 2016 resources

Hosting an Awareness Week event? Our eye-catching posters and leaflets will help you get the Big Conversation started.

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Don't leave your funeral to fate

Make sure your loved ones know what you want with our free My Funeral Wishes form.


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Our 30,000 members play a key role in changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours around death and dying. Joining is free! 

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What's on

Be inspired and informed at events about dying, death and bereavement. 

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Awareness Week, 9-15 May 2016

All the latest on our biggest week of the year. 

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Awareness Week case study

Taboo-busting in Birmingham for Awareness Week.

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Find Me Help

Find local help and support for people in the last years of life, or add your own service.

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