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Compassionate Communities East

Death Literacy Learning Resources 


The LifeBook is a free booklet where you can write important and useful information about your life, from who insures your car to where you put the TV licence.

Child Bereavement UK supports families when a child grieves or when a child dies. They provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, the emergency services and the voluntary and corporate sectors.

Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) is a resource for those working with bereaved children, young people and their families across the UK.

Find out more about the ongoing support you or someone you know could receive from the Marie Curie Bereavement Service or start the process to be matched with a bereavement volunteer. Call for free on 0800 090 2309*

*Calls are free. Lines are open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday, and are closed on Sunday. This service is available for adults aged 18 or above

Last days and hours;  Symptom management; Communication and emotional support; Recognising emergencies in palliative care

What to expect at the end of someone's life

When someone dies

For family and friends

Working in communities to support each person to experience the end of life and death that they choose alongside their friends and family.

 Article discussing: "The importance of boosting understanding and awareness of death, dying and bereavement in Northern Ireland."

Dying Matters is a national campaign hosted by Hospice UK. They work in partnership with grassroots communities around the UK and supports a week of events annually in May that aim to get people talking and sharing stories openly about dying and grief, to reduce the associated stress, stigma and social isolation that can accompany end of life experiences and long-term caregivingm, bereavement and grief.

Read the full article  


Factsheets and further details on:

*Education and training

*Places of Care

*Policy and Guidance