Writing competition winners announced

Read the winning and highly commended entries in our creative writing competition "While There's Still Time".

Dying Matters launches groundbreaking film

Dying Matters and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust have launched a pioneering short film to improve understanding of the end of life needs of the Muslim community

Contribute to the national conversation about dying

With the Five Priorities for Care now being implemented, join expert speakers to debate what a genuinely ambitious agenda for change in end of life care should look like.

Awareness Week 2014 impact report

This year's Dying Matters Awareness Week was our most successful yet, with widespread coverage and events and initiatives across England and Wales. Here's what went on.

Kate's story

A deeply moving and thought-provoking film about terminally ill doctor and inspirational campaigner Kate Granger.

Dying Matters blog

When Cherri's fiancé Bryan died suddenly, she went from planning a wedding to planning a funeral.

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Dying Matters shop

Posters, leaflets, DVDs and more to help you get the conversation started. 

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What's on

There are hundreds of events relating to death, dying and bereavement happening countrywide. View them here. 

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Don't leave your funeral to fate

Do you want people to mourn your death or celebrate your life? Are there songs and readings you want included? Make sure your loved ones know what you want with My Funeral Wishes.


Your stories

Sharing your experiences can help others deal with theirs. 

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Are you comfortable thinking and talking about death?
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Save the Date!

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 runs from 18-25 May. Find out what went on during Awareness Week 2014. 

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