Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief has produced some resources for members who want to work to make Scotland a place where people can be open about and support each other through death, dying and bereavement.
Ideas for planning an activity
- Questions and a flowchart to help you to test if a planned activity or initiative is likely to be effective and sustainable (Allan Kellehear's 'Big 7')
- Some suggestions from Prof Allan Kellehear
- A selection of activities to provide members with ideas and inspiration
- Key messages
- A conversation menu to prompt discussion around death, dying and bereavement
- An about us leaflet providing background to Good Life, Good Death Good Grief.
- Some cartoons that help illustrate some of our key messages
- Death Trivia - some nicely presented facts about death, dying and bereavement.
Resources from other organisations
The 100% Project is a community engagement project set up by the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) which aims to start conversations about death, dying and bereavement in a life-affirming way. They have produced a short film in which parents who have lost a child talk of the importance of being open about death, dying and bereavement.
The Dying Matters website makes available many useful resources. These include:
- Leaflets providing support and advice to enable people to have open and honest conversations around death, dying and bereavement
- Details of a number of books designed to help people deal with death, dying and bereavement
- A range of information leaflets providing ideas about what different groups and organisations (including community groups, funeral directors, financial institutions, legal organisations, hospices, care homes and schools) can do to promote greater awareness of and involvement in death, dying and bereavement
- Difficult Conversations guidance aiming to help anyone caring for someone with dementia to open up conversations about end of life wishes
- Information and a lesson plan for schools
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is a charity, staffed by volunteers, which provides training, and gives bereavement support to people throughout Scotland. Cruse have produced an Employer's Bereavement Toolkit to help employers be ready and able to manage a bereavement in the workplace.
The Whole School Approach to Supporting Loss and Bereavement is a resource to help teachers support children and
young people during times of loss, change and bereavement.