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Unleashing Compassion Conference

Tickets are now on sale for Unleashing Compassion, a major national conference which will explore how to encourage open and supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. It takes place at Renfield St Stephen's in Glasgow on 2 May.

Contribution to Openness About Death Award

Nominees are now being sought for this year's Contribution to Openness About Death Award. The award is made each year by Good Life Good Death Good Grief to recognise individual or group contributions towards promoting more open and supportive attitudes to death and bereavement in Scotland. The winner will be decided by a panel to mark Good Death Week, 13 - 19 May.

Last year, the award was won by Hibernian FC and NHS staff for their collaboration on a match day To Absent Friends wall. Previously it has been won by film-makers Jane Harris & Jimmy Edmonds for their documentary work.

To nominate someone for the award, please e-mail robert.peacock@palliativecarescotland.org.uk with the following:

  • Name of nominee or organisation
  • E-mail address of nominee or organisation
  • Why this person or organisation should win the award (max 100 words)
  • Links to relevant information, e.g. news article, project website (where applicable)

Deadline for nominations is 31 March 2019.

A shortlist of nominees will be presented to the panel for a final decision. Winners will be announced during Good Death Week.

Good Death Week grants

Good Death Week is taking place across Scotland from 13 - 19 May 2019. It's an opportunity to get conversations started and take practical action to help with people's experiences of death, dying and bereavement. There are many ways for community groups, workplaces and other organisations to get involved and we have a limited number of small grants to help you to do so.

The grants (of up to £50) can be used for any event that furthers our aims to:

  • Raise public awareness of ways of dealing with death, dying and bereavement
  • Promote community involvement in death, dying and bereavement

For instance, you might want to host a cafe-style event using one of our conversation menus and need the grant to get some refreshments. Or maybe you could arrange a local solicitor or funeral director to run an information session on planning for the end of life and need the grant to hire a room. We're open to all ideas! Looking through events from previous years might give you some inspiration.

If you'd like to apply for a small grant, please download and complete this form and e-mail robert.peacock@palliativecarescotland.org.uk by 31 March 2019.

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