Dying Matters Awareness Week

Death and dying needs greater public health focus

22 April 2016

Rammya Mathew, blog author

Dr Rammya Mathew is an Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice. She balances her clinical work as a GP registrar with her interests in research, medical education and scientific writing. Rammya is currently undertaking a Research MSc in Public Health and Primary Care. In an exclusive blog for us, she explains why a greater public health focus on advance care planning would benefit us all.  

Funeral stationers Love In Print support Dying Matters

27 April 2015

Louise Ryder is a partner in Love in Print, which has been creating bespoke stationery for funerals for more than 20 years. A designer by background, Louise began working on funeral stationery designs after her mother, a funeral director, complained about the lack of choice available.

Hosting a Dying Matters event (32 things to consider)

During Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015, MyWishes (formerly DeadSocial) ran a pop-up shop for the second consecutive year in Camden, London. MyWishes Chief Executive and founder James Norris tells the story of why, what, where and how it came to be. He concludes with 32 things to think about when running your own Dying Matters event. 

Thank you!

20 May 2019

Dying Matters Awareness Week is over for another year, although there are still events happening for the rest of the month and over the summer - click here for details. On behalf of all of the Dying Matters team here at Hospice UK, let me say a big thank you to everybody who has been involved this year. We had 426 events registered this year, and each one of those represent the time, energy and creativity of a number of people. You make Dying Matters Awareness Week happen, and our thanks go to every single one of you. 

The lessons we can learn from David Bowie's death

22 January 2016

Dying Matters Chair Gary Rycroft, a solicitor based in Lancaster, considers the lessons we can learn from the death of David Bowie, who planned his death with the same meticulousness that he planned his brilliant career, dying peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.  

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