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Dying Matters Awareness Week: 9th – 15th May 2016

Every year in May, Dying Matters and their coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives them an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

The 2016 Awareness Week will run from 9-15 May and will have the theme 'The Big Conversation'.

Find out how you can support it here:

Buy Awareness Packs and other resources here:

Our attention-grabbing Awareness Week 2016 resources will help you start your Big Conversation this May: find out more.

Awareness Week features:

Hosting an event? Share it here

Educate and inform with Dying Matters' presentation

How you can support Awareness Week

32 top tips for running your own event

Awareness Week event case study: YODO, King's Heath

How to create a Before I Die board

Join the Big Conversation on Twitter

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Every day from 1-2pm GMT during Dying Matters Awareness Week, 9-15 May, Dying Matters will be holding a Tweetchat on a different theme relating to the end of life and bereavement. 

Whether you’re a professional working in the field, someone with personal experience, or you have a question connected to dying, death and bereavement, please join in using the hashtag #BigConversation.

Twitter chat schedule

Monday 9 May: The importance of making a funeral plan

Tuesday 10 May: Planning for your future care and support

Wednesday 11 May: The importance of making a will

Thursday 12 May: Signing up as an organ donor

Friday 13 May: Making sure your loved ones know your plans

Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May: Your choice – chat about anything and everything related to dying, death and bereavement.

Healthcare Conferences UK events

Implementing the NICE Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult
Thursday 19 May 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care
Friday 16 September 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

9 May 2016


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