What's on in Awareness Week

From immersive theatre to crematorium tours, there's an unmissable line-up of events during this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week. 

Awareness Week 2015

Top tips, inspirational ideas and practical advice to help you support Dying Matters Awareness Week, 18-24 May. 

Putting death in the picture

We speak to US photographer Andrew George about why he set out to "make a blueprint of the souls" of dying people.

Unique bereavement cards support Dying Matters

Dying Matters has joined forces with one of our members, Inspired Goodbyes, to create a range of unique bereavement cards.

Self-help strategies for bereaved people

Bereavement counsellor and author Judy Carole Kauffmann advices on coping following the death of someone close.

Dying Matters blog

Professor Keri Thomas, National Clinical Director of the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, on why embracing our own mortality is an essential part of caring for dying people well. 

Read Keri's blog

Death Cafe takes to the water

Author and psychotherapist Sue Brayne on why a narrowboat makes the ideal venue to discuss dying and death.

Read Sue's blog

Dying Matters shop

Posters, leaflets, DVDs and more to help you get the conversation started, including our new Awareness Week 2015 resources. 

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What's on

tai Erdal'a mother, who he moved back to Israel to be with when she was dying

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.



Have any of the following prompted you to talk about death?

Awareness Week Special Offer

Cover of Love in our own time

Dying Matters supporters can enjoy 25% off the screening license of 'Love in Our Own Time', an "amazing and beautiful film" which will prompt vital conversations.

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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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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. 


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