Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Every year in May, Dying Matters and our coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives us an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. In 2018, the week ran from 14th to the 20th of May and we asked “What Can You Do… in your community?”

Dying Matters believes in an open culture that talks about death, and where people feel able to listen and support those who are planning for end of life, who are dying and who have been bereaved.

The lack of openness in society has affected the quality and range of support and care services available to patients and families. It has also affected our ability to die where or how we would wish. We want to break the stigma, challenge preconceptions and normalise public openness around death, dying and bereavement.

Dying Matters runs public facing campaigns, influences and campaigns for change, nurtures a professional network and works with partners to break down the stigma that surrounds death and dying.

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