Dying Matters Awareness Week is a national campaign to break the stigma, challenge preconceptions and normalise public openness about death, dying and bereavement.

This year’s focus of the campaign is the importance of being ‘in a good place to die.’

There is no right or wrong place to die; it will be different for everyone. But it is important for families to think about it, to talk about it and to plan for it.

We want people of all ages to be in a good place when they die – physically, emotionally and with the right care in place. Getting there means having some careful conversations, and making some important decisions.

Talking about dying isn’t easy, but it matters. Take the first step to becoming better informed about dying, death and grief, and being able to support people who are grieving by joining the Dying Matters movement to receive information and resources here – https://bit.ly/33jUEGR

Hospice at Home West Cumbria can provide emotional support to patients, families and carers living with a palliative or life limiting illness. Bereavement support is also available through one-to-one and group therapy sessions. We can also signpost to other organisations that offer help. For more information please email info@hhwc.org.uk

Please click on the following link to read the official statement from the Dying Matters Awareness Campaign – Dying Matters -Awareness Week 2021 Official PR