July 2021

Greenwich and Bexley Death Cafe

Community events
Tuesday 20th July, 2021 - 19:15 to 20:30

About this event

‘Let’s Talk about Dying -  Empowering you to Live Your Best Life’

Living through a global pandemic has shone a spotlight on everyone’s mortality and there has never been a greater need to be more comfortable with talking about death and dying.

Hosting a Death Cafe is just one way in which health professionals across Greenwich and Bexley are trying to promote talking about death and dying in our communities.

The objective of a death café is to help people make the most of their finite lives, through a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is very much a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session, that aims to increase awareness of death. Individuals can discuss their understanding, thoughts, dreams, fears and all other areas of death and dying.

Death Cafes help to relax the taboo of speaking about death, particularly with strangers, and encourage people to express their own wishes for after they die. The open-ended discussions also provide an avenue to express thoughts about one's own life.

We are a group of professionals from a range of health and social care organisations in Greenwich & Bexley boroughs in South East London, comfortable with talking about death and dying, who want to help others do the same.

Join for a friendly, informal session to chat with others about any aspect of death that you would like to explore. 

Contact details

Lesley Bull