Death Cafe Euston
Death Cafes provide an opportunity 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'. They are group directed discussions of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. They are discussion groups rather than grief support or counselling sessions. They are generally life-affirming events, but sensitive discussions are of course possible so please bear this in mind. For more information please see www.deathcafe.com.
Everyone is welcome, but please book a ticket via EventBrite as there is limited space. Camden Foodbank (working under the umbrella of The Trussel Trust) are kindly donating their lovely space for this event and we will be providing tea and cake. To thank the foodbank for supporting this event, we are asking attendees to bring a donation instead of paying for a ticket. You can find a list of items that foodbanks need on the Trussel Trust website, but Camden Foodbank are currently in particular need of tinned meat (eg corned beef), longlife juice, sugar, coffee, shower gel and shaving foam.
About the host: Dr Laura-Jane Smith is a respiratory doctor who blogs about "life, death and some stuff in between". She believes that talking about death and dying outside healthcare settings is essential to improve end of life and bereavement care. You can find her on Twitter @drlaurajane.