Memorial Woodlands Seminar and Lecture Series Launch: Talking about Dying
Sunday 19th May at 11.00am – 2.45pm with buffet lunch
This Memorial Woodlands “Talking about Dying” event will be led by Mireille Hayden who is a founding partner of Gentle Dusk, with fifteen years of experience in the Health Service, she has worked on the development and commissioning of end of life care and palliative care services in primary care, acute care, care homes, hospices and third sector organisations.
Stephanie Owens from the Dying matters team at Hospice UK will be talking to us about the “Dying Matters: A National Conversation” which Hospice UK are supporting.
These presentations will be followed by workshops on our chosen theme:
- “Benefits and Barriers to talking about death” led by Mireille Hayden
An opportunity to discuss what makes it difficult to talk about dying and end of life care as well as explore the benefits of talking about death and planning for the last years of life.
- “Ask the Funeral Director” led by Luke Hebden, Funeral Director.
An opportunity to ask what you have always wanted to know about funerals, cremations or burials but have never had anyone to ask?
Following closing remarks, there will be an afternoon tea and networking session and the opportunity to have a guided walk around Memorial Woodlands for those able to stay.
Memorial Woodlands is a commercial organisation with a registered charitable trust. As part of giving back to the community, this is the beginning of a series of seminars and lectures that we will be holding on all areas of death and dying.
We will be looking for feedback from the participants on topics that would be helpful to both professionals in the field as well as families and individuals.
The Next Seminar will take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019 running for two and a half hours, followed by refreshments and an opportunity to network.
The Theme will be Advance Care Planning with talks from experts in the field including Dr Mark Taubert.
Dr Mark Taubert is a Palliative Care Doctor and Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. He is the National Strategic Lead for Advance Care Planning in Wales. He has received the BMA/BMJ Clinical Teacher of the year award and is well known for his contribution to the BBC Horizon programme “We Need to Talk About Death”
Only 90 invitations will be issued for each event, so could those wishing to attend must please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no charge for these events so donations to Memorial Woodlands Trust will be gratefully accepted.
Memorial Woodlands was created for two purposes. One is to provide a civilised place for families and friends to mark and give thanks for a life as well as grieving their loss, the other is to create a nature reserve of woodland, meadows and glades held by a charitable trust for future generations.
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