good life, good death, good grief

Current Projects

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief works to identify and share good practice, influence public policy, and to provide leadership, ideas, networking opportunities, inspiration, practical tools and small grants. Our work includes…

The Truacanta Project

Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Truacanta Project will support local communities across Scotland who are interested in taking community action to improve people’s experiences of death, dying, loss and care.

To Absent Friends

A people's festival of storytelling and remembrance, To Absent Friends takes place across Scotland from 1-7 November each year.

Compassionate Communities Toolkit

An online collection of resources providing ideas and information that will be of practical use to people wishing to make their local community more supportive of people going through difficult times that can come with death, dying, loss and care.

Demystifying Death Week

Taking place in May each year, Good Death Week gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to promote the positives of living in a society where people can be open about dying, death and bereavement.

Death on the Fringe

A series of shows and events looking at death and dying which takes place during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe each year – a festival within a festival. (Death on the Fringe has been postsponed due to the pandemic. We'll keep you updated if it returns...)

End of Life Aid Skills for Everyone

EASE is a public education course for anyone who wants to be able to support someone with issues they face relating to death, dying and bereavement.

A Road Less Lonely

Published in 2018, A Road Less Lonely explores some options relating to practical next steps which could be taken at a national level to promote more open and supportive attitudes and behaviours relating to death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

Bereavement Friendly Workplaces Toolkit

A collection of resources to support employers create an environment where employees feel supported by colleagues, managers and institutional procedures when they experience the death of someone important to them.

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Bereavement Charter for Scotland