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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2019

In 2019, we ask Are We Ready?


The Dying Matters Podcast

Everything you wanted to know about dying, death and bereavement from experts in the field

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Being with someone when they die

Recognising when death is close will help you say those important goodbyes and prepare for what is to come.

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Find out what is happening during Awareness Week and get some ideas to host an event yourself! 

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We have nearly 32,000 members, and are actively enlisting those that are committed to supporting changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours around dying, death and bereavement.

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Don't leave your funeral to fate

Make sure your loved ones know what you want with our free My Funeral Wishes form.


Find Me Help

Find local help and support for people in the last years of life, or add your own service.

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Which of the following describes how you would feel talking to someone close to you about their end of life wishes.
I would be happy to talk to them
I would feel awkward or uncomfortable
Neither of the above
Total votes: 2139

Your stories

Sharing your experiences can help others deal with theirs. 

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10 myth-busting funeral facts

Poppy Mardall, founder and director of award-winning Poppy's Funerals, debunks some widely held beliefs about funerals. 


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