Winter get-together: caring, dying and grieving: encouraging and supporting action in communities

Categories: Community Engagement and Education.

A chance to regroup, reconnect and be inspired. Thursday 1 December, Renfield St Stephen centre, Glasgow. This event will explore how to give people in Scotland opportunities, skills, and the confidence to support people who are caring, dying or grieving.

It is a chance to learn more about these issues, to share the work you’re doing, and explore the current challenges, potential solutions and opportunities for collaboration that exist within Scotland.

what will the event cover?

The day will explore:

  • public health palliative care
  • compassionate communities
  • planning ahead for ill health and death
  • death education and bereavement support in schools
  • bereavement-friendly workplaces
  • public education about death and dying

who should come?

The event is designed for anyone interested in this field, whether professionally, personally or in a volunteer capacity. We’re keen to welcome volunteers, community members, social care staff, nurses, doctors, funeral directors, death doulas, academics, policy workers, community development practitioners, service planners/managers and more.   



The day will include a mix of plenary sessions, interactive smaller groups, and opportunities for stakeholders to share their work.

A draft programme is available here: Programme: Caring, dying and grieving: encouraging and supporting action in communities

book your ticket to attend as a delegate here.


There are also a few ways to get involved:


The Renfield Centre is a great space for stalls and exhibitions, and we have a limited number of tables available for organisations and groups to showcase their work.

If you would like to host one of these tables (free of charge), please email a short explanation of your organsation/group and the work you’d like to bring to by Thursday 27 October.

open-mic slots for speakers

One of the plenary sessions will be an ‘open-mic quick-fire’ session on topics chosen and delivered by delegates.

Are you doing great work that you’d like to share? Or is there something that you’d like other people to get involved in? If so, we’d encourage you to apply for one of these slots.

Email by 27th October, with a brief description of what you’d like to talk about. Each speaker will get five minutes to speak. There is limited time but we will endeavour to showcase as much work as possible.

bring a session

There is space at the venue for some additional short break-out sessions to be held from 9.40am-10.20am. For example, these could be used to provide an open information session on a particular topic, or to hold a private group meeting.

If you would like to apply to use one of these breakout spaces, please email by 27 October 2022.



Photo credit: Winter sun: Mark Kleen via Unsplash


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