Starting Conversations with Dying to Know Day

16 Jul 2020

Dying to Know Day (August 8th) is an annual campaign that activates community members and organisations to host events that encourage critical discussion and planning around death, dying and grief. Each year hundreds of events are put on across the country ranging from death cafes to Q&A’s, art exhibitions and film screenings - all with the intention of generating these critical conversations.

This year, in the Great Southern, Kali Caramia and Helen Bolton from Life Tree will be facilitating two workshops were participants can explore the innovative 'Your Life Talks' starter cards. Kali and Helen's mission is to raise community awareness of the importance of initiating meaningful conversations within families, to recognise our intrinsic need to remember and celebrate our life and achievements. To find out more and register https://www.facebook.com/events/262810478331751/

If you are in the South West, please check out the wonderful events they have coming up on August 7, 8 and 9. It's a chance for our South West community to gather and talk about all things death, dying and bereavement. Please register your interest in the individual events to stay updated and assist with catering purposes. All events are free. https://www.facebook.com/pg/comcomnetworksw/events/?ref=page_internal

In light of COVID-19 Groundswell have remixed Dying to Know and are bringing an array of events to you! Over the last couple of months Groundswell has worked with trusted partners to deliver free, online events that offer insight into different aspects of end of life planning; from organising a funeral under COVID-19 to getting to know end of life doulas to where to begin when writing your will. You can find recordings of these webinars on their website. We are also posting events on our website so be sure to check in to see what is on offer.

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