good life, good death, good grief

End of Life Aid Skills for Everyone

End of Life Aid Skills for Everyone is a course designed to enable people to be more comfortable and confident supporting family and community members with issues they face during dying, death and bereavement.

The course has been developed by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care.

It is delivered free of charge by volunteer EASE Facilitators, and takes approximately 8-12 hours to complete over a period of four weeks.

EASE is for anyone who wants to be able to support someone with issues they face relating to death, dying and bereavement. It is designed for members of the public, and welcomes adults of all ages, experiences and walks of life.

What are the aims of the EASE course?

The course teaches the basics of end-of-life care and addresses some of the fears and uncertainties frequently held by members of the general public. It aims to help people to:

  • Become better equipped to provide informal support to friends, family and community members dealing with death, dying and bereavement.
  • Find it easier to deal with these issues when they have to face them themselves.
  • Know where to find further information and support in relation to these issues.

More Information

Two versions of the EASE course have been developed: (Click on the links below for more information.)


An online course developed during the covid-19 pandemic. This will be delivered from April 2020 onwards. More information is available here: EASE online

EASE original

A face-to-face version of the EASE course. Development and delivery of this course has been put on hold due to covid-19 restrictions. More information is available here: EASE face-to-face course

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