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. This year, our Awareness Week ran from 9-15 May and had the theme 'The Big Conversation'. It was our most successful Awareness Week to date, with unprecedented levels of support and media coverage. We'll be updating this section in the coming days with details and images of what went on during the week, so watch this space! In the meantime, why not start planning for Awareness Week 2017 using the information and advice in the articles below.

What's on

Awareness Week might be over for another year, but there are still plenty of events relating to dying, death and bereavement going on. 

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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 for Dying Matters Awareness Week? Share it with us and we can help you promote it. 

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Awareness Week 2017 dates announced!

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

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.

We need your feedback! 
Did you run a Big Conversation event? Please help us measure the reach and impact of the week by filling in this short feedback form and be entered into a prize draw to win book vouchers worth £75, £50 or £25.  

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

How to create a Before I Die board

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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Awareness Week case study

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

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Support Awareness Week

Top tips and ideas for supporting our annual Awareness Week.