Awareness Week 2017 Launch

Dying Matters Awareness Week Launch events are now open for booking! 

Day of the Dead

Celebrate November 1st the Mexican way!
Whatever your cultural background or faith, you might like the idea of celebrating deceased loved ones as part of the worldwide Day of the Dead festivities of remembrance at the beginning of November. 

Dying Matters has a great new leaflet, pack of resources and skull T-shirts to support your event. 

End of Summer Resources Sale

We are pleased to announce that we are holding an ‘End of Summer’ Sale on selected resources. 

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.

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

Young Hand Old handJoin us

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.

Join us today

Don't leave your funeral to fate

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


Find Me Help

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

Find Me Help


Which of the following describes how you would feel talking to someone close to you about their end of life wishes.
I would be happy to talk to them
I would feel awkward or uncomfortable
Neither of the above
Total votes: 395

Your stories

Sharing your experiences can help others deal with theirs. 

Read the stories

10 myth-busting funeral facts

Poppy Mardall, founder and director of award-winning Poppy's Funerals, debunks some widely held beliefs about funerals. 


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