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New Demystifying Death Week Guide

Demystifying Death Week: Designing your event is a new guide to help you design an impactful event for Demystifying Death Week. It gives examples of potential event formats and issues for consideration.

This is the latest in a series of Demystifying Death Week guides, which have been updated this year:

  • Designing your event
  • Facilitation skills
  • Event Ideas: templates and activities
  • Hosting an online event: hints and tips

All of these guides can be accessed free of charge on our website: Demystifying Death Week Guides for Event Organisers

We welcome new activities and events as part of Demystifying Death Week. If you're interested in getting involved, please check out our website for more information on how to hold an event. Below are some resources that might help...

Guides for event organisers: We have put together a series of guides to support people to design and hold Demystifying Death Week events: Designing your event; Facilitation skills; Event Ideas: templates and activities; Hosting an online event: hints and tips. These are all available here: DD Week Guides for Event Organisers

Information leaflets: We have eleven different leaflets that provide information relating to death, dying and bereavement. Hard copies can be ordered, or you can download the leaflets directly from our website. A full list and further information is available here: Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief Information leaflets.

It Takes A Village exhibition: It Takes a Village is a powerful series of portraits and personal stories exploring the idea that as people’s health deteriorates, care and support comes in many guises. We have a limited number of copies of the exhibition available to lend out. If you would like to provide a venue to host the exhibition, please get in touch.

Films: short films on the subjects of illness, death and bereavement can be useful as discussion prompts and educational tools: Films relating to death, dying, loss and care

Origami game: this is a mini-future care planning prompt.... in the form of a small origami game. More information about the game and how to download it is available here: Origami game

Conversation menu: The Dining with Death conversation menu is designed to act as an ice-breaker to give people inspiration and permission to talk about death-related matters. It can be used flexibly, across different types of events and different audiences.

Books: Information about holding a book club, alongside a list of books on the theme of death, dying and loss is available here: book club.

All of these resources are available on our website here: Information and resources for event organisers

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