Dying Matters Awareness week 13 - 19 May 2019.

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.

The theme for the 2019 Dying Awareness week is 'Are We Ready', and for many the answer will not be 'yes', but we can start tghinking about the answer by starting the conversation. Facing death and dying is a big challenge that non of us should face alone.

At the hospice we provide various services to help with this, including our counselling services for both adult and children, our social work advice, as well as spiritual care.

On Thursday 16 May 10:00-16:00 we will also be hosting drop in sessions in our Bradbury Wellbeing Centre, where you can talk to Funeral Directors and local Solicitors about any practical questions you may have.

Resources you may find helpful

Are We ready?

The Big Conversation

Talking to Children about dying

Starting the conversation if someone close to you is dying

Five things to do before I die

What to do and say when someone has been bereaved

How to help someone who has been bereaved

Myth busting getting the facts right about death and dying

Organ donation - have you made your decision known?