good life, good death, good grief

About us

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief brings together people and organisations that are interested in improving people’s experiences of death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

We are particularly focused on enabling communities and individuals to support each other through the hard times that can come with death, dying and bereavement.

We believe it is important to be prepared for illness and death – there are some practical steps that everyone can take to increase their chances of receiving the support they’d hope for towards the end of life.

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief is an alliance, and anyone who shares our vision can join free of charge.

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief is an initiative of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

What does Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief do?

  • We run annual participative events such as Demystifying Death Week and the To Absent Friends festival, creating opportunities for people to take local action to increase knowledge, skills and confidence.
  • We proactively encourage local and national media engagement and dialogue.
  • We identify and share good practice, learning from and engaging with practitioners within Scotland and internationally.
  • We provide networking opportunities for our members.
  • We publish a monthly newsletter for our members, sharing the latest developments, events and news in Scotland and beyond.
  • We provide information resources and practical tools for our members, making them freely available on our website.
  • We run small grants schemes to support local activities by our members.
  • We work to influence public policy.
  • We run a website that provides and signposts to resources for people who are dealing with death, dying and bereavement in a personal capacity.


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