Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from 9th-15th May, encourages people to talk about and prepare for dying.
The national campaign aims to highlight the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
The year’s campaign is focused around the #BigConversation. The hashtag, to be used across digital platforms, is designed to encourage people to talk openly about what are commonly difficult issues. The messaging is quite direct with strap lines including ‘Talking about dying won’t make it happen‘. It is hoped the hard-hitting one-liners will help break down the barriers and stigma around death and help society as a whole to recognise that death and bereavement are a part of the natural life cycle, and that talking about it will help us all us all to cope better with issues surrounding death.
The Dying Matters Coalition has planned a series of Twitter chats throughout Dying Matters Awareness Week. Each day between 1 and 2pm will look at the following topics:
Monday 9 May: The importance of making a funeral plan
Tuesday 10 May: Planning for your future care and support
Wednesday 11 May: The importance of making a will
Thursday 12 May: Signing up as an organ donor
Friday 13 May: Making sure your loved ones know your plans
Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May: Your choice – chat about anything and everything related to dying, death and bereavement.
Professionals, those with personal experiences or anyone with a question are encouraged to join the conversation using the hashtag #BigConversation.
The Wills, Probate and Trusts solicitors at Wrigley Claydon are experienced professionals who can help prepare your Will, give advice on appointing a Power or Attorney, or support loved ones through Probate or a Will Dispute.
Please contact our friendly and compassionate team on 0161 624 6811 or email Rachel Damianou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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