Published by Tom Morton

Categorised in Mental & Emotional Health

This week (11-17 May) we are celebrating Dying Matters Week, an awareness week run by Dying Matters and its coalition members which gives a great opportunity to place the discussion about dying, death and bereavement firmly in people’s minds.

This year the theme is “Dying to be Heard” and will look at how do we as people respond when someone wants to discuss death, or grief, or their will or funeral plans with us. With the difficult situation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, this is something that is perhaps more important than ever, including for carers.

It’s hard for people to talk about death and the practical aspects of getting ready for it. So when someone wants to talk about death, we owe it to them to be the other half of that conversation. If they want to talk, we need to listen.

For more information about Dying Matters Week, visit: www.dyingmatters.org/AwarenessWeek

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