Bringing death into the light

Dr Philippa Bayley on how her mother's death inspired her to organise a festival of dying and living.

Writing for Dying Matters

We spotlight a highly commended entry in our creative writing competition. Don't miss GP Caroline Mawer's stunning discourse on her father's death. 

10 myth-busting funeral facts

Poppy Mardall, founder and director of award-winning Poppy's Funerals, debunks some widely held beliefs about funerals.

Felix Dennis book winners

We asked you to complete the sentence 'We need to talk about dying because' for a chance to win Felix Dennis' new poetry collection. Here's what you wrote. 

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Few Brits make provision for their favourite cause in their Will. Remember a Charity Campaigns Officer Louise Pavoni urges us to reconsider.

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Don't leave your funeral to fate

Make sure your loved ones know what you want with our free My Funeral Wishes form.


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Have any of the following prompted you to talk about death?
Being diagnosed with a terminal illness
Someone close to you being diagnosed with a terminal illness
Someone close to you dying
Having gone through a near death experience
Total votes: 506

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