8 to 14 May 2023

Dying Matters Awareness Week

Come together to talk about death, dying, and grief

Join us from 8 to 14 May 2023 to help break the stigma.

Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place this year from 8 to 14 May, led by Hospice UK’s Dying Matters campaign. Throughout the week, people across the country will come together to encourage communities to get talking about death, dying, and grief. The theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2023 is ‘Dying Matters at work’.

At Prospect Hospice, there will be an interactive display in the Heart of the Hospice cafe which everyone is welcome to contribute to. The display will ask ‘What’s on your bucket list?’, encouraging us all to think and talk about death, and helping to break the taboo that surrounds it.

We will be holding a Death Cafe at Swindon Hub on Wednesday 10 May from 3pm to 4.30pm. The purpose of the Death Cafe is to open up conversation around death and dying in a safe and inclusive space. It is not a grief support or counselling session, but a space in which we can encourage discussion of this important but taboo topic in the hope of breaking the stigma that surrounds it.

There will also be a display at Swindon Hub in the town centre throughout the month of May, with information on Dying Matters Awareness Week and on the services provided by Prospect Hospice.

Prospect Hospice is also delighted to be hosting an exhibition of Hospice UK’s photography series in collaboration with renowned photographer Rankin. For more information, follow the link below.

Keep an eye out on this page and on our social media for more updates, event, and resources.

If you would like to get involved in Prospect Hospice’s Dying Matters Awareness Week, please contact larahill@prospect-hospice.net.


A list of resources to help you start the conversation around death and dying.

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'I Remember' photography exhibition

Click below to read more about the ‘I Remember’ exhibition

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