Anyone for tea and sympathy? The Observer asks the question and highlights the work of Death Cafes, Final Fling, the rise of death doulas and the Ideal Death Show – all working to embrace death and dying – the last taboo.
The Observer reports on changing attitudes to death and dying and the weekend before the annual jamboree that is the Ideal Death Show, with its celebratory Good Funeral Awards highlighting all that’s new, energetic, game-changing and standard-bearing in the world of death and dying.
Final Fling gets a name check for the Life Planning Tools and information blog we provide to encourage people to take control of their life, right to the end. Hermione Elliot and Living Well Dying Well report on the 30 plus people who have trained as death doulas – to help people achieve a good death. And the Death Cafe movement (that Final Fling is part of) steps up the pace as it announces founder Jon Underwood is trying to raise £200,000 to set up a permanent Death Cafe space… they are currently events that happen in cafes all over the UK and across the globe.
Read more in sister paper, The Guardian‘s online report.