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Demystifying Death Week

10-16 May 2021

Since the first death awareness week back in 2013, each May, people across Scotland organise local events giving people the chance to talk about death, dying and bereavement.

Organising face-to-face events has become impossible for a while, but the need for opportunities to discuss death, dying and bereavement is more relevant than ever.

This year, Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief is offering people support to bring their events online...

Digital Event Resource Pack

This Digital Event Resource Pack is designed to support small group discussions over zoom, with input and facilitation from local experts.

Ideas for Digital Events

Ideas of themes and discussion topics you can use for planning online events. This includes outline event programmes,films and resources on four themes: What happens when someone is dying?; Planning ahead; Death in times of covid-19; Caring for the carer. Download here.

Hosting a Digital Event

A guide to support you to hold a successful online event. This includes ideas and tips on how to plan, host and facilitate a digital event. Download here.

Video-conferencing facilities

We can provide you with free use of a Zoom Pro account to hold an event during Demystifying Death Week, including: video conferencing, password protected entry, breakout rooms - so you can split your event into smaller discussion groups. Download more information here.

Resources to share with event participants

The resources below can be adapted and shared with participants in your event:

- Promotional flyer. download here (get in touch and we'll personalise it for you)

- Welcome letter for participants (download here)

- An introduction to using zoom. (download here)

- Safe space agreement (download here)

Web listing and promotion

If you're planning an event, please get in touch - we can add your listing on to our website, and promote it through our social media and newsletter.


Photo credits

Mug and laptop - Chris Montgomery; Zoom - Charles Deluvio

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