Dying Matters Awareness Week 2020 - Dying to be heard
The 2020 theme of Dying To Be Heard was on how to help by listening. How many people want to talk about death, but feel they have no one to talk to about it? How many people are Dying To Be Heard?
A big thank you to everyone who held or participated in an event this year. We know it was in difficult circumstances and you couldn't meet face-to-face but we had some great virtual events take place that we hope will carry on outside of the week and we hope to see some of them next year too as it allowed for more people to get involved.
We had some tips on active listening, and we reassure people that you don’t need to be an expert on wills, funerals or advance care planning: the Dying Matters website has signposts to all the relevant information.
We have a complete set of new leaflets for 2020, and they are now free to download. We also have a Pledge Wall where you can make a pledge for Awareness Week and see other peoples' ideas.
- Monday – Traumatic/sudden death
- Tuesday – Carers
- Wednesday – Homelessness
- Thursday – Stillbirth and miscarriage
- Friday – Mental Health
These were once again a big success with a large amount of engagement on our social media.
On 22nd January, we held our Kick-Off event in Birmingham.