Our first ever Death Café takes place this week

St Peter & St James Hospice will be hosting a Death Café for the first time on 16th May, which is open for all to attend. The free event has been organised as part of Dying Matters Week, an awareness week that aims to encourage national conversation about death, dying and bereavement, and will offer an open and confidential space to share thoughts, concerns, hopes and experiences of death.

People may be put off by the directness of the name, but Dying Matters Week and the Death Café movement exist to break down societal taboos and help people to become more comfortable in talking about these difficult subjects.  As a hospice, we have to be at the forefront of that conversation and hope that you will join us. It’s not a bereavement group or counselling session; the Death Café is a discussion group that may well encourage us to make the most of our finite lives. There’ll be tea and cake too!

If you’d like to attend the Death Café, please contact Melanie at mlockett@stpjhospice.org