good life, good death, good grief

Aims, vision and principles

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief aims to:

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


Scotland should be a society where:

  • people are well-informed about the practical, legal, medical, financial and emotional issues associated with death, dying and bereavement.
  • there are adequate opportunities for discussion of these issues, and it is normal to plan for the future.
  • public policies acknowledge and incorporate death and dying
  • health and social care services support planning ahead and enable choice and control in care towards the end of life.

And, because formal services are a small part of people’s lives and deaths...

  • where communities and individuals are better equipped to help each other through the hard times which can come with death, dying and bereavement”

More specifically, we want to see a society where:



The following key principles underpin the work of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief:

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