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Regular meetings to discuss death: yes or no?

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In the world of Dying Matters, Death Cafes are well-known.  The organisation was set up in 2011, and states its objective as: ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

Can the team at Freeman Brothers help?

At a time when the bereaved appear to struggle to discuss death even with those they absolutely must speak to (for example, Registrars, Doctors, their family), Death Café aims to open up the conversation, in a hospitable environment (there are always refreshments).

Death Café quickly went international, and although many are held on a regular basis around the world, we aren’t aware of any currently being hosted within our small corner of it.  If the demand arose, Freeman Brothers would be happy to facilitate a local Death Café (or three – one near each of our offices!), in order to support the community, so the question is this:

Would a Death Café be in demand locally, and if we were to facilitate one, would you like to join in?

Let us know in the comments, or email Becky via community@freemanbrothers.co.uk.

At Freeman Brothers, we believe some of the stress that is caused at the time of a bereavement may be alleviated by having a simple conversation before the situation occurs.  With this in mind, we are celebrating Dying Matters Awareness Week this year by hosting a series of events entitled “Big Deal, Small Talk” – join us this week if you can, or get in touch to learn more if you’re not able to visit.  All events are free to attend and open to the public – we look forward to seeing you.

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Written by Becky Hughes

Community Co-Ordinator

May 15, 2018

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