This year, Dying Matters Awareness Week will take place from 8 – 14 May and focus on Dying Matters at work.
Dying Matters says:
Yes, the date has moved because of the coronation – but don’t worry if you’ve already locked in an event for the first week of May, you can go ahead with your original dates. We’ll support and amplify all Dying Matters events, even if they are outside the week itself.
Why Dying Matters at work?Stigma around grieving and a lack of understanding around dying mean that too many of us are struggling to cope when faced with life’s challenges.
The workplace is no exception.
We spend so much of our lives at work, and we shouldn’t have to hide our experiences of death and dying from our colleagues, our peers, or our bosses. We want to create an open and compassionate society where we are comfortable facing the realities of dying, death and grief.
This Dying Matters Awareness Week, we want you to start that conversation at work, or encourage friends and family members to talk to their employers.
By talking with those around you, you can help us make sure that workplaces are properly set up to support people experiencing loss.
Not sure how you can get involved with Dying Matters Awareness week? We’ll be sharing information and resources on our website in the run up to the week itself, and you can also check out the events from last year’s Awareness Week.
We’d love to hear from you
We know that some workplaces are not set up to support employees who are ill or who have been bereaved, and others are hugely supportive when their employees need it most.
We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch today.