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. 

Awareness Week 2015 launch event

Join us on 19 January for practical advice and inspirational ideas to help you prepare for Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 May 2015.

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

Awareness Week 2014 impact report

This year's Dying Matters Awareness Week was our most successful yet, with widespread coverage and events and initiatives across England and Wales. Here's what went on.

Dying Matters blog

When Kate Ibbeson's parents died within months of each other, she found friends struggled to know what to say, especially when it came to the Christmas period.

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What's on

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

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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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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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