The theme for this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week is ‘Are you #InAGoodPlace to talk about death, dying and grief?’
The focus of this national awareness week is always the same, to try to encourage more people to talk to their family and friends about death and dying so that everyone gets the chance to have a good death. Unfortunately, there are some things we can’t control about dying but there are many things we can.
At The Myton Hospices, our Vision is ‘everyone in Coventry and Warwickshire should live well towards the end of their life and have the right to a good, natural death, the way they want it to be and with their loved ones supported.’
It’s important that we all know what it means for us and our loved ones to be in a good place to die – physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, and crucially, with the right care and support in place.
Things to consider include:
- Making a Will – we have put together a booklet which includes FAQs about making a Will. To find out more please click here.
- Making a funeral plan
- Starting to plan for your future care and support
- Making your thoughts on organ donation known
- Managing your digital legacy
- Making sure your loved ones know your plans
There are lots of resources on the Hospice UK website for Dying Matters Awareness Week that can help you to start to open up conversations around death and dying.
To find out more please click here.
So why not take a look and start a conversation today – we’d love to hear how you get on.