Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018 will run from 14 – 20 May and aims to place the importance of talking about death, dying and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.
St Richard’s Hospice has a variety of activities planned throughout the Awareness Week to encourage our local community to talk and think about death, dying and bereavement.
Monday 14th May
St Richard’s Family Support team will be running a live Facebook information session on talking to children about bereavement, there will also be time for our audience to ask questions. The live Facebook information session will be at 7pm on St Richard’s Hospice Facebook page.
Tuesday 15th May
St Richard’s Hospice are joining forces with Worcester Centre for Palliative Care and Before I Die…Worcester to host a conversation board, writing workshop and arts and crafts session in the Hive, Worcester between 9-4pm. Pop down to the Hive to get involved in a variety of activities.
Wednesday 16th May
In 2017 the community were excited by our Before I Die board and requested us to come back. Our Family Support and Chaplaincy team will be on Worcester High Street, outside the Guildhall between 8.30-5.30pm encouraging people to write their hopes, dreams and aspirations on the four-sided chalkboard.
Thursday 17th May
In the same way to Worcester High Street, the Before I Die board will be on Evesham High Street (opposite the St Richard’s Hospice shop) 8.30-5.30pm for people to write their hopes, dreams and aspirations on the four-sided chalkboard.
Farrier House Surgery, St Richard’s Hospice and Maggs Day Centre will be collaborating on Thursday 17th May during Dying Matters week to deliver a ‘Before I Die’ workshop for the local homeless community. The workshop will encourage the community to share what they hope to do or achieve before they die using a four-sided chalkboard, consider their own preferences around end of life care and ask questions about hospice and end of life care. The workshop is being delivered by Wendy Ann Webb, a local Advanced Nurse Practitioner from Farrier House, staff members from St Richard’s Hospice and supported by the staff at Maggs Day Centre. Farrier House Surgery is a local GP surgery specialising in homeless services and already providing in reach clinics for the local homeless community. Maggs Day Centre is dedicated to helping the homeless people of Worcester.
St Richard’s Family Support team will be running their second live Facebook session this evening at 7pm on our hospice Facebook page. The session will focus on support and advice for carers, and time for live questions and answers.
Make sure you are following us on Facebook (link) and Twitter (@StRichardsHosp) as we will be posting practical information on death, dying and bereavement each day and regular updates on our scheduled activities.