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Resources and information to help you start conversations about death, dying, and bereavement with your loved ones.

How much time have you given to thinking about or discussing the end of your life?

We plan for every other significant occasion of our lives such as births and weddings, but we often shy away from talking about our death.

During Dying Matters Week, 2-6 May, we encourage people to have open conversations about death, dying, and bereavement. This year, the theme is all about being 'in a good place' to die.

We've pulled together a range of resources and information to help start your own conversations. These consider the physical, emotional, spiritual, practical, and digital aspects of planning and discussing your future. 

Julie Mehighan, our Compassionate Communities and Engagement Lead, explains more about Dying Matters Week.


Meet Tracey

Tracey, one of our patients, has helped us create  a series of short videos.

Tracey, who has terminal bowel cancer, talks openly about why it's important to plan for the end of life.

Tracey, Wellbeing patient at Treetops Hospice

Every Day Counts Booklet

An easy way to record information and store it in one place, giving you peace of mind.

Every Day Counts booklet front cover

Additional resources and information

Books to find the right ways to talk about death and our wishes

This can mean finding comfortable ways to talk about death and dying and making sure our loved ones are cared for. 

Advance Care Planning

Practical advice on sorting finances, sharing wishes and giving treasured items to those you want to have them.

Funeral Plans

Planning your funeral can make things easier for loved ones and ensure your wishes are known. 

Your digital legacy

What to do with your digital assets (social media accounts, online banking, digital photos and more) at the end of life.