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The diversity of death and Grandma on the Moon

The diversity of death and Grandma on the Moon

by Marty Jacobs -
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Want a short break from revision or marking? The School of Health and Social Care is running a two-hour event focusing on the different beliefs and traditions related to death. This event will include several short talks. Even though the subject matter is literally about life and death, the event will be positive and uplifting. It has been designed to celebrate the diversity of death and the multi-cultural nature of our wonderful University community.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss the cultural and religious aspects of death and dying in a safe and supportive space.

There's no need to book, just come along to The Hex. Talks will start just after 10am, but you can drop in whenever you like between 10am and 12noon.

If this doesn't sound like your things, then there's also a FREE theatre performance this afternoon in the Lakeside Theatre at 2pm. Grandma on the Moon is a high quality piece of theatre which explores the bereavement process from the perspective of a young child. Children grieve differently to adults which can often lead to misunderstandings and confusion. The show raises awareness of different support strategies to help manage conflicting emotions.

The performance encourages us to have open, honest conversations around death and dying. It highlights the impact of memories and the importance of keeping those we have loved alive within our hearts and minds, even thought they are no longer with us.

There are plenty of tickets left, so again there is no need to book. Just turn up at the Lakeside Theatre 10 or 15 minutes before the performance begins at 2pm.

All of these events have been organised by the School to support 'Dying Matters' and 'Mental Health Awareness' Week. For more information, go to the Psychology of Loss website.