by Gemma Allen, Dying Matters Dudley/ The Mary Stevens Hospice
Why is talking about death and dying such an uncomfortable topic?
Why we are happy to share birth stories with near strangers, yet not speak openly about end of life wishes?
Is it the fear of upsetting others, or
Norwich School are welcoming pupils in Year 8, 9 and 10 across our region to take part in a creative writing project in partnership with Dying Matters. Young people are invited to produce a piece of writing as a response to the prompt “I Wish We’d Spoken Earlier”.
By Gary Andrews
I was an only child and both my parents died by the time I was 31. It was too soon to lose them but I grieved in the ‘normal’ way and life went on. A few years later I met and married Joy, the woman of my dreams: tall, funny, kind clever and beautiful - I had
This blog post is written from an American perspective. If you or anyone you know are in the New York area, then East End Doula Care can provide support
by Susan Capurso
What is an End of life doula? A doula is an ancient Greek word meaning to “Serve – Practically,
Commissioning a memorial to celebrate the life of a loved one can be the hardest task facing us, but it can also be the most rewarding. The Lettering Arts Trust can help you find an artist to create a memorial designed and carved by hand, whether a traditional headstone, or a sculpture for your
For 2019, we asked: Are We Ready? A question that challenges each of us on several levels. Are We Ready for our own deaths, or the deaths of those we care about? This is a practical question – wills, funeral planning and more – but of course it’s also emotional, even
Before I Go is a new book from Jane Duncan Rogers. Here she explains how it came about, and at the end you can download a free extract from the book.
In 2010 my husband of 20 years died of stomach cancer in hospital. Hospice was not involved at all – he had not wanted
My name is Mark Lemon. I am a children’s author, husband to Simone, and proud father of two beautiful children, Otis, seven, and Thea, three.
At the age of 12, my father was murdered and my world changed for ever.
At the beginning of 2018, I made the important decision to publish my
If people who have a passion for something come together and work collaboratively, in partnership and with that passion at the heart of that they do then much more can be achieved collectively than the sum of individual activities. Our Staffordshire Dying Matters week in May this year is an example