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The most pressing personal, social and public health issue?

27th September 2022

The most pressing personal, social and public health issue?

In September we welcomed over 140 delegates to our Why End of Life Companionship Matters conference. More >

Why end of life companionship matters

19th August 2022

Why end of life companionship matters

Dr Kathryn Mannix, Retired palliative care doctor explains why it’s a conference not to be missed. More >

Why End of Life Companionship Matters (Conference: 22nd September 2022)

30th June 2022

Why End of Life Companionship Matters (Conference: 22nd September 2022)

A conference hosted by St Mary’s University’s Centre for the Art of Dying Well. More >

What can art teach us about living well?

11th May 2022

What can art teach us about living well?

Dying well means having lived well. Episode 29 of our podcast explores this concept through art. More >

A poem for the dying and those caring for the dying

23rd March 2022

A poem for the dying and those caring for the dying

A poem specially written for our podcast by noted poet Audrey Arden-Jones. More >

Broadcaster Colin Brazier on men and grief

20th March 2022

Broadcaster Colin Brazier on men and grief

Broadcaster Colin Brazier talks to us about his grief journey following the death of his wife. More >

Teacher training and bereavement in the classroom

17th October 2021

Teacher training and bereavement in the classroom

Coping with death and dying as a young person is not easy. How can teachers provide better support? More >

Grief in the classroom – why training in bereavement care is so important

4th September 2021

Grief in the classroom – why training in bereavement care is so important

Our latest podcast highlights the overwhelming need for new teachers to receive bereavement training More >

How do we help people who have been given a terminal diagnosis?

8th August 2021

How do we help people who have been given a terminal diagnosis?

We discuss the difficult subject of diagnosing dying with Professor Julia Riley. More >

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