Derby folk were given the chance to have their say on issues around death and dying in a video produced to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week in May 2016.

Video booths were set up around the city so people could record messages, sharing their thoughts on why they think it is important to talk about dying. People were also able to share their views over social media, by posting videos on the Derby Teaching Hospitals Facebook page, or posting videos on Twitter with the hashtag #DerbysBigConvo.

These powerful ideas have now been made into a video montage below.

So often in society, death is taboo. With your help, Derby has begun to shed the stigma of talking about death, dying and bereavement.

Knowing what someone wants at the end of their life can make a real difference for individuals, families, carers and the wider community.

Dying Matters is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of death, dying and bereavement, to remove the stigma attached to conversations about death and dying, and encourage people to talk about how they would like things to happen at the end of their lives.

Treetops Hospice Care is proud to be working in partnership with Royal Derby Hospital, the University of Derby, South Derbyshire CCG and Marie Curie to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week 2017. Watch this space for further news and updates.