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 we will be asking "What Can You Do... in your community?"

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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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 2017: What Can You Do? We had such positive feedback 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. The difference in 2018 is that we will be expanding it to ask "What Can You your community?"
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Awareness Week features

Hosting an event? Share it here

How you can support Awareness Week

32 top tips for running your own event


Derby Teaching Hospitals 2016 Awareness Week video

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

Tips for hospices on how to get involved 

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.  


What's on?

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

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