This month, you're invited to a one-off webinar from Dr Kathryn Mannix and Julie New in conversation with Hospice UK's CEO, Tracey Bleakley as part of our I Remember campaign. Plus, stories from Hospice Care Week, help for frontline workers and how your workplace can support people who have been bereaved.
Dr Kathryn Mannix and Julie New in conversation with Hospice UK's Tracey Bleakley
The way people die remains in the memory of those who live on'
Dame Cicely Saunders.
Join personal recovery coach, Julie New, and former palliative care doctor and end of life campaigner, Dr Kathryn Mannix, in conversation with Hospice UK's CEO, Tracey Bleakley in this one-off webinar focusing on death, dying and bereavement as part of the #IRemember campaign.
The conversation will explore how we might prepare well for our own deaths, how that preparation can help family and friends in their grief, and how to support people who have experienced the death of someone they love.
The webinar will take place over zoom on Thursday 29 October, 7 - 8.30 pm. It is ticketed but free to attend.
The nights are drawing in and we're almost midway through October. At Dying Matters, we're gearing up for #IRemember - running from 26 October to 1 November.
Things to look out for:
And don't forget you can get involved as well. Taking part is easy, all you need to do is:
Share a memory of someone you would like to remember - this can be anyone - a friend, a family member, a colleague or a pet. You can include a photo, a video or just stick to text if you want.
Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IRemember and tagging @DyingMatters.
We'll be sharing your stories throughout the week.
A true depiction of care at the end of life
Last week, you may have seen hospices nationwide taking part in Hospice Care Week, supported by our parent charity Hospice UK.
One particular story that we wanted to highlight is Rebecca and her family, who were supported by John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham. When 31-year-old Rebecca was told she had just days to live, she wanted to be at home with her family, and the hospice not only made this possible, but were also able to provide support to her family and create lasting memories for Carol, her mum, and Ma'leiah and Khias, her children.
It's this sort of care at the end of life, and these lifetime memories that help bereaved families as they deal with grief and loss.