Compassion in Dying can help you prepare for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes.
They can support you to plan for your treatment and care, in case a time comes when you can’t make decisions. This helps you get the support that’s right for you, when you need it. When what matters most to you is known and recorded, it makes it easier for your family, friends and healthcare professionals to follow your wishes, giving everyone peace of mind.
They also help people through their free information line, publications and resources, and through their work with diverse communities. They specialise in supporting people to make Advance Decisions (‘Living Wills’) and to talk about their goals and priorities when living with a life-changing illness. Their free MyDecisions website helps people to record their wishes for care in a legally binding way.
The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those suffering grief in the UK. Their aim is to find the bereaved, acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support
Their vision is to bring all bereavement services together around the country, to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to move forward with their lives
With over half a million deaths in the uk every year, at some time in our lives ALL of us will be affected by grief and none of us know how we will react to the death of someone close until it happens.
They aim to develop the UK’s leading fully comprehensive online bereavement support website, to provide support both for the bereaved, whether you have lost a partner, child, parent, grandparent, sibling or friend and for the health professionals who support them.
Kicked the bucket. Croaking it. Pushing-up daisies. Passed over, on, away.
The D-word. We have no shortage of names for it, but when faced with death we are often lost for words.
Our superstitions, fears about dying and the discomfort we feel, affect our approach and experiences of the end of life. We reckon it's time for an upgrade on how we go about our dying matters.
Death is often over medicalised and institutionalised in Australia and the health care system does not harness the real value of involving family and friends in the process. Because of the lack of options, knowledge, capacity and decision making power, there are often negative repercussions for the person dying and those around them.