Organisations from the Dudley Borough are coming together to support and raise awareness during Dying Matters Awareness Week (2 – 6 May 2022). The aim of the week is to encourage communities to talk, in any way that works for them, about their experiences of dying and grief.
The group, which includes Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust, Dudley Council, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and Mary Stevens Hospice, are holding a series of independent events in a variety of locations across the borough. The occasions will provide support and opportunities for people to discuss death and bereavement with others and share their stories in a safe space.
With the Covid-19 pandemic far from over, people are struggling with important questions about how and where we die more than ever, as well as understanding what happens when we near the end of our lives, and the support that is available.
Anyone can get involved in the Awareness Week, and the events organised by this group are open to all.
Helen Codd, Head of Communications, Engagement and Partnerships at Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust and Chair of Dying Matters Dudley said: “It can be difficult to think about what happens when a loved one passes away, or when we approach the end of our own lives. That’s what this week and these events are all about, giving people the chance to have a conversation and bringing communities together. When people share, they always feel a little better for having started a conversation.”
There are 8 events organised by this group during the Awareness week. For more details on the events please contact (and see attached flyer)