The Elephant in the Room is a four-day event in Wales aimed at informing, engaging and inspiring the public on all aspects of end of life, writes Antonia Rolls.
Death and dying is not an easy subject to consider. Finding a way to talk about these subjects with those we need to is often
Changes to the inheritance law which affect the rights of people whose spouses, civil partners or parents die without making a Will came into force on 1 October. Solicitor and new National Council for Palliative Care trustee Gary Rycroft discusses why making a new Will following a separation
Karin Jashapara (pictured left with one of her creations) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which presents two shadow puppet plays aimed at encouraging dialogue about death at the Kicking the Bucket festival in Oxfordshire this October. She tells Dying Matters how losing
The Conversations Project, run by Antonia Rolls and Gail Willington
“Conversations about the End of Life, Finding Time to Think in our Busy World.” Blog by Antonia Rolls, pictured.
Many of us find thinking about death too uncomfortable to do. But what if you’re
Dying Matters champions Tony and Dorothy Bonser, together with film-maker and healthcare chaplain Kathleen LaCamera, travelled to New Hampshire this summer to lead workshops on dying, death and bereavement at Camp Winni, a retreat on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee which
Dr Hywel Francis MP, pictured below, is to Chair Byw Nawr (Live Now) – Dying Matters in Wales. Here, he shares his reasons for getting involved, reminds us why this work is so important, and invites you to join him in helping people in Wales have their end of life wishes met.
People are the
The Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, has developed a high profile for its award-winning Partnership in Excellence Palliative Support (PEPS) service, which has most recently been nominated for an NHS Patient Safety Award. Jo Burnham (pictured below, far right, with St
When their dad, Les, died suddenly in July 2013, just five weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, the lives of his five children were turned upside down. Les was the keystone of the family: kind, gentle, fun-loving and adored. In the midst of their devastation, three of his children
Fergus Wessel, one of Britain's finest letter cutters, talks about the recent revival of hand-carved headstones, and the difference between hand-carved and machine cut memorials.
Before the 19th Century, headstones were often carved by the village mason who had little skill or training in
Following retirement from Humberside police, where he led a team investigating suspicious deaths, Philip Spicksley retrained as an independent funeral celebrant. Now President of the Association of Independent Celebrants, Phil discusses how his experience of investigating suspicious deaths