Dying Matters Week
"Dying Matters Week" take place from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th of May. It aims to encourage people to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement. It is hoped that the week will also help support those grieving for the loss of a loved one.
This year, the question being asked is a simple one, "What Can You Do... in your community?"
The School of Health and Social Care is encouraging everyone at Essex to be more active in planning for dying and death. There is a free screening of a film, starring Emma Thompson, about the importance of end-of-life care on Friday 18th May. All members of the University are welcome to attend. This will be followed by the University's first Death Cafe (spaces are limited).
More information about the week can be found on the Dying Matters website.