Awareness Week 2015 resources

Order the 2015 Awareness Week resources now, and inspire others to Talk, Plan and Live.

Brits struggle to support bereaved people

Dying Matters launches the Being There campaign as our research shows almost half of us feel uncomfortable talking to someone who has been recently bereaved. 

The power of poetry in hospice care

Bolton Hospice volunteer poet Phil Isherwood discusses the potential for poetry to boost patients' wellbeing.

Writing competition winners announced

Read the winning and highly commended entries in our creative writing competition "While There's Still Time".

Dying Matters launches groundbreaking film

Dying Matters and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust have launched a pioneering short film to improve understanding of the end of life needs of the Muslim community

Adopt a Grave

Legacy tool DeadSocial and Brompton Cemetery have launched a pioneering new scheme to care for unloved graves.

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Dying Matters shop

Posters, leaflets, DVDs and more to help you get the conversation started. 

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What's on

There are hundreds of events relating to death, dying and bereavement happening countrywide. View them here. 

What's on in your area

Don't leave your funeral to fate

Do you want people to mourn your death or celebrate your life? Are there songs and readings you want included? Make sure your loved ones know what you want with My Funeral Wishes.


Your stories

Sharing your experiences can help others deal with theirs. 

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Are you comfortable thinking and talking about death?
Total votes: 949

Clive James' farewell poetry

The prolific author and broadcaster Clive James

The writer and broadcaster Clive James is "saying goodbye" through his poetry. Read Japanese Maple, James' poignant reflection on mortality and the glory of nature. 


Son writes songs in mother's memory

David Gotteri on honouring his mum through his music. 


Supporting someone bereaved

Dying Matters' new leaflet offers top tips for what to say and do when someone has been bereaved.

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