Awareness Week

Every year in May, Dying Matters and our coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives us an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. In 2016, our Awareness Week had the theme 'The Big Conversation'. It was our most successful Awareness Week to date. This year, we ask What Can You Do? This aims to get people more active in planning for dying and death and helping support those who may need it in times of grief and bereavement, be they friends, family or in your wider community.

Awareness Week case study

End of life care and funeral organisations join forces for an attention-grabbing event in Birmingham.

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Event planning

Thinking about Awareness Week 2017 already? Get expert advice from independent funeral directors A Natural Undertaking . 


Share your event

Hosting an event that takes the end of life or bereavement as its theme? Tell us about it and we'll help you promote it. 

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Awareness Week 2017 dates announced!

We're delighted to reveal that Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017 will run from 8-14 May. Find out how you can get involved.  

It will be a slightly different format for our launch events in 2017, as for the first time, there will be two. The first, in London on 23rd January and our inaugural north England event in Wirral Hospice St John's on 1st February. 

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Awareness Week 2016: a thank you
Our Chief Executive Claire Henry expresses her gratitude for the fantastic support this year's Awareness Week received.
Read Claire's message.

Awareness Week features

Hosting an event? Share it here

How you can support Awareness Week

32 top tips for running your own event

Awareness Week event case study: YODO, King's Heath

Educate and inform using Dying Matters' presentation

Dying Matters presentation

Spread the word about the importance of talking and planning for the end of life with the Dying Matters presentation.

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Support Awareness Week

Top tips and ideas for supporting our annual Awareness Week.  


What's on

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

What's on