Resources

Since the Dying Matters Coalition was set up in 2009, we’ve created a wide range of resources to help people start conversations about dying, death and bereavement. These have been a great success: to date, we have distributed more than 750,000 different items, from DVDs, posters and leaflets through to pens, postcards and balloons. A host of different organisations including hospices, hospitals, care homes, community centres, financial advisers and funeral directors have all used them to successfully raise awareness in their area.

Our resources

Dying Matters has numerous resources for members who want to help raise awareness and promote conversation about death, dying and bereavement.

In the light of potential funding cuts, we recently surveyed our members to ask about different options for funding over the coming years. The most popular response was that membership of Dying Matters should remain free to all, with a charge for ordering promotional materials.

Leaflets

Our leaflets are designed to help everyone, whatever their situation, begin conversations about end of life issues. They present useful information in a clear and easy to read manner on subjects including making plans, writing wills, bereavement, talking to children about death and avoiding misconceptions about dying. All the leaflets are freely available to download and print, and hard copies are available to order.

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Postcards & posters

Our "five things" postcards are a handy conversation starter and a good way to help people think about their end of life plans. For our 2012 Awareness Week, we produced postcards on the theme of "Small Actions, Big Difference" which outlined the little things you can do that really make a big difference to people.

We also have a range of eye-catching posters you can display in your workplace, at events, or in your community to get people talking.

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Dying Matters DVDs

Dying Matters has worked with some fantastic film-makers to produce a series of films that demonstrate the importance of talking about your wishes. These include:'Dying for a Laugh', which won two prestigious How-Do Public Service Communications Awards; 'Dying to Know', which was selected for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and 'I Didn't Want That', which was selected for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Many of our films are available to purchase on DVD and are a great resource for staff training or awareness-raising activities.

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Awareness Packs

We’ve bundled some of our most popular items into different sized Awareness Packs to suit your needs. Whether you’re having a coffee morning in a care home or running a city-wide public awareness campaign, there‘s a conveniently-sized pack available. We can be flexible about the contents too - if you want specific leaflets or other materials in your pack just let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Awareness Packs details, including prices and an order form.

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