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

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

A conference to explore why end of life companionship matters, connecting the experience of hospitals, hospices, community, online and faith groups.

A brand new conference hosted by St Mary’s University’s Centre for the Art of Dying Well, the day will explore examples of end of life companionship in a range of different contexts, including online.

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Confirmed speakers and organisations

  • Professor John Ellershaw – Head of the Palliative Care Unit, University of Liverpool
  • Anita Hayes – Head of Learning and Workforce – Hospice UK
  • Dr Kathryn Mannix – retired palliative care doctor and author of With the End in Mind and Listen will join us online
  • Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Community
  • Compassionate Communities
  • St Vincent de Paul Society (England and Wales)
  • Eden Care UK

Bringing together health and social care professionals and volunteers working in hospitals, hospices and community settings to learn, network and share individual and programme experiences both during and post lockdown.

As well as keynote speakers and interactive workshops, there will also be time for networking and discussion.


09.30 Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 Start

16.00 Finish


Day rate (in-person) £35 which includes:

  • Access to conference and workshop sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments.

Day rate (on Zoom) £15 which includes live online access to conference and workshop sessions.

Some concessions are available – please contact, Alejandra at aodw@svp.org.uk

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Find out more

For more information about this event please email conferences@stmarys.ac.uk or call 020 8240 8219.

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The Art of Dying Well