Being with someone when they die

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

Awareness Week 2017 dates announced

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017 will run from 8-14 May. Find out how you can get involved.

We need your feedback!

Our Chief Executive thanks everyone who helped make Awareness Week 2016 a huge success. Please tell us how your event went. 

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Always dreamed of owning a bespoke, luxury car? Just pledge a donation and you'll be entered into our Bentley draw! There's also a cash alternative. 

Dying Matters films

Dying Matters has produced a number of critically acclaimed films designed to prompt discussions about dying, death and bereavement. 

What's on

Be educated, enlightened, even entertained at events about dying, death and bereavement. 

What's on

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Organising an event around dying, death or bereavement? Add it to our events calendar and we'll help you promote it. 

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We have nearly 32,000 members, and are actively enlisting those that are committed to supporting changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours around dying, death and bereavement.

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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.



Which of the following would you consider most important if you were in the last stages of a terminal illness?

Your stories

Sharing your experiences can help others deal with theirs. 

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Dying Matters blog

Dr Rammya Mathew on why giving death and dying a greater public health focus would benefit us all. 


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