Kickstart your Dying Matters Planning 2019 Event

Calendars: UK.

A “how to” day for those planning Dying Matters events in 2019. A series of practical sessions and workshops, with speakers drawn from previous successful Dying Matters events and festivals.

You will get to take part in series of Dying Matters activities and learn how to incorporate these in your own Dying Matters events.

Dying Matters is the biggest campaign in the UK that encourages people to talk about dying, death and bereavement. It gets you to think about these topics and to put plans in place: your will, funeral plans, future care and organ donation. Death affects us all, and we can only help each other if we are comfortable talking about it.

Each year hundreds of volunteer-led events take place during the Dying Matters Awareness Week (13 – 19 May 2019), reaching hundreds of thousands of members of the public.

Presentations from the day will be uploaded to the Dying Matters website shortly after the event.

Aims of the conference

To provide a range of ideas and inspirations to help your Dying Matters events in 2019 go successfully.

To provide a range of speakers and workshops, all with a track record of successful Dying Matters activities and events, sharing their experiences and advice.

Delegates will be able to participate in up to three workshops from the following, subject to confirmation.

  • Death Café
  • Grave Talk
  • Will Making
  • Ask a Death Dula
  • Ask a Funeral Director

By the end of the conference you will

  • Have lots of practical ideas for successful Dying Matters
  • Understand the theme of “Are We Ready?” better, and be able to use that in their planning
  • Have made contacts with other Dying Matters members to continue working together where possible

The speakers information and draft programme will be available shortly.

Who should attend?

Anyone planning or expecting to do something for Dying Matters Awareness Week, but looking for practical support, ideas and inspiration.

The event takes place at Location: Hilton Manchester Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ.

For more information and to register visit Kickstart Your Dying Matters Planning 2019 Event