Since the Dying Matters Coalition was set up in 2009, we’ve created a wide range of resources to help people start conversations about dying, death and bereavement. These have been a great success and used by a host of different organisations including hospices, hospitals, care homes, community centres, financial advisers and funeral directors have all used them to successfully raise awareness in their area.


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: 7716

Our resources

Dying Matters has numerous resources for members who want to help raise awareness and promote conversation about death, dying and bereavement.

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021 resource packs 

The Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021 resource pack is filled with messaging, graphics and images, social media headers and much more for you to use in the run up to and during the week, which runs from 10 - 16 May. 

Download your resource pack now.

Lawrlwytho adnoddau yn Gymraeg. 


Dying Matters Awareness Week sharable presentation

Want more information on how to talk about what it means to be in a good place when we die? The Dying Matters presentation is for you to use however you wish as part of your Dying Matters Awareness Week activity. 

Download the presentation (PDF)

Download the presentation (PPT)


Dying Matters Awareness Week social media cheat sheet

Download the social media cheat sheet to have handles, links, draft posts and imagery that you can use quickly and easily on your channels. 

Download the social media cheat sheet (word doc)


Dying Matters Leaflets

Our leaflets are designed to help everyone, whatever their situation, begin conversations about end of life issues. They present useful information in a clear and easy to read manner on subjects including making plans, writing wills, bereavement, talking to children about death and avoiding misconceptions about dying. All the leaflets are freely available to download and print. We also have a set of five "empty-belly" posters for you to use if you are holding a Dying Matters event.

*Please note that for your own use, use the single page version of the leaflets (first option) The "print ready" version is what you will need to send to a professional printers if you wish.*

We now have five leaflets and you can find them here:

No.1 - Things to do before you die 

Print ready version to take to a professional printers here

No.2 - Supporting bereavement

Print ready version to take to a professional printers here

No.3 - Let's talk about dying

Print ready version to take to a professional printers here

No.4 - Talking about dying with people affected by dementia

Print ready version to take to a professional printers here

No.5 - Talking about dying with children

Print ready version to take to a professional printers here

The leaflets are designed to be printed as A5 roll fold, and the recommended paper weight is 150gsm silk or similar. If you are printing on a home or office printer, it's okay to print as ordinary sheets and staple in the corner or long edge. If you need a large print version you can print them at A4.


Downloadable Dying Matters logo (jpg)


You can listen to season one here and to season two here.



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