How to host a Dying Matters event

James Norris of DeadSocial shares 32 top tips for running a successful Dying Matters event.

Mum was more than a "wee woman with dementia"

Tommy Whitelaw is one of the most passionate and inspirational speakers on dementia and the role of carers in the UK today. Watch his speech at our recent conference.

The art of memorialisation

Fergus Wessel, one of Britain's finest letter cutters, discusses the revival of hand-carved headstones.

Kate's story

A deeply moving and thought-provoking film about terminally ill doctor Kate Granger.

Breweries, chicken runs and skull cookies

End of life care champion Tony Bonser, pictured with his wife Dorothy, gives his personal view of Awareness Week. 

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Competition entries published as collection

A powerful anthology of works about dying, death and bereavement 

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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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Why talk about it?

Discussing death doesn't bring it any closer. It's about planning for life.



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

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Film: I Didn't Want That

A powerful film highlighting the importance of making your end of life wishes clear.

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