Woman with facemask, graphic with 'join the Dying Matters movement' text
May 2021

Dying Matters Week 10th – 16th May 2021

Community events
Monday 10th May, 2021 - 0:00 to Sunday 16th May, 2021 - 23:00

About this event

It’s been a really tough year. So many of us have lost loved ones and experienced grief during the pandemic. It can be extremely difficult to talk about grief, trauma, death and dying. We want to you to know that you’re not alone. 10th – 16th May is Dying Matter week. We want to use this week to start a conversation about the support that is out there, and how we can all take steps to 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. Make sure that you and your loved ones are in a good place to die.

Online events from local organisations

Death Cafe

Hosted by Lesley Bull on behalf of Greenwich & Bexley End of Life Working Group

May 12, 2021, 7:15pm - 8:30pm (BST)


Contact the event organiser to register

Start your own Coordinate My Care plan

As a patient, you are likely to have views about your care: what you would like to happen, where you want to receive care, and even things that you would like to avoid. Coordinate My Care (CMC) is a Pan-London NHS Service that puts you at the heart of planning your urgent medical care. It ensures that your wishes are considered by everyone who will be looking after you. With your clinician’s support, you can record your preferences and wishes within an electronic personalised urgent care plan that includes your clinical information and relevant medical history. This care plan can be viewed by all healthcare professional teams involved in your care – such as your GP, community nurses, out-of-hours doctors, the London Ambulance Service and NHS 11 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. myCMC | Coordinate My Care | Urgent Care Plan and CMC patient leaflet

Join Cruise Bereavement’s Walk and Talk Group

Cruise Bereavement’s Walk and Talk Group, which meets every Tuesday morning, between 10am - 12pm in Danson Park car park. Call Bereavement Care Bexley and Bromley on 020 8304 5245, to register your interest. 

Contact details

If you want to find out more about Dying Matters Week, visit https://www.dyingmatters.org/