Dying Matters Awareness week 14 - 18 May 2018.
At Woking & Sam Beare Hospices we understand the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement and planning ahead for those with life limiting illnesses and those close to them.
We also know that many people find talking about dying hard to do, they worry about saying the wrong thing, feel unsure about how they can offer support or even how to start a conversation.
It may not be easy but it could be one of the most important conversations you have.
One of the focuses of the week is teaching about death in schools and how to talk to children about death. At the hospice we provide support to children and young people with our HUB programme [Helping Understand Bereavement], Tommy D Project for young people under 18 and Footsteps for children under 12.
We are also for the first time this year working with a local secondary school on a twinning project, which will conclude by offering the students work experience at the hospice.
You can find out more about our support for Children and Young Adults here
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