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 2018, the week will run from 14th to the 20th of May and, due to the huge success of this year's theme, we will be sticking with asking "What Can You Do?" This means we can keep the 2017 resources, but also develop new ones to take this broad topic even further, ask more questions, and find more answers.

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? Get expert advice from independent funeral directors A Natural Undertaking . 

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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 2018 will be from 14th - 20th May! 
 

We’re also pleased to announce that the theme will be same as this year: What Can You Do? We had such positive feedback for it this year, from our supporters, the media and our partners, that we wanted to try something different and stick with the same theme for a few years in a row.
 
 

We would love to hear from you if you held an event for Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017 - please fill out our short feedback form

 

Awareness Week features

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Derby Teaching Hospitals 2016 Awareness Week video

Working with local media - a press release template, with some tips and tricks

 

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.  

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What went on?

Find out what happened during Awareness Week and get some ideas to host one yourself! 

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