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Training Courses

Our interactive courses aim to increase understanding of the importance of planning for the last years of life. They equip participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to initiate conversations about death, dying and end of life care planning as well as increase their knowledge of advance care planning and their role within the advance care planning process.




We are running the following two courses:

1/2 day workshop in Planning for the Last Years of Life

Date: tbc
Venue: Islington, London, N1
Cost: £65 per person
To book a place or for more information email:
debbie@gentledusk.org.uk

For more information about this course including the learning outcomes, please click here

1 day training - An introduction to planning for the last years of life

Date: Tuesday 12th November, 2019, 9.15am to 4pm
Venue: Islington, London, N1
Cost: £100 per person
To book a place or for more information email:
mireille@gentledusk.org.uk

For more information about this course including the learning outcomes, please click here
 

Death Cafes

Death Cafes are informal gatherings designed to increase awareness of death, and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. They are friendly, non-judgemental gatherings where people, often strangers, will get together to discuss the end of life. These are informal discussion groups rather than grief support or counselling sessions.


Gentle Dusk Death Cafes at Wellcome Collection

Date: Thursday 14th November 2019 & Saturday 25th January 2020, 9.45am to 11.30am
Venue: Wellcome Collection
, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

To book your place, please email: deathcafes@wellcomecollection.org



We are very excited to be working with Wellcome Collection to run a series of Death Cafes between July 2019 and January 2020. Come and talk freely and openly about death and dying in an adult, group directed discussion with no agenda, objective or theme.

Tea and coffee will be provided and cakes will be available for purchase.
This death cafe is a private group conversation where no photography, filming or audio recordings are permitted.
Spaces at the cafe are limited so please book a place.

 

Gentle Dusk Death Cafe with Willesden Jewish Cemetry

Date: Sunday 10th November 2019, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden London, NW10 2SF

To book your place please click here.
All welcome

This Death Cafe is being run as part of The House of Life Exhibition. The exhibition invites a new audience to a never-before-seen showcase of the heritage of London's pre-eminent Victorian Jewish Cemetry, which has quietly served London's Jews in a little-known corner of Willesden since 1873.

You can view the full programme of events here.

Death Cafe, Islington

Date: tbc
Venue: Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN

To book your place, please email: deathcafe@gentledusk.org.uk



Many of us don't have the opportunity to talk openly about death with others yet there may be many things we would like to think about and discuss. A death cafe provides the space to do just that.

We keep our groups small so it is easy to share stories, thoughts or worries, or simply just listen.

Pat, who has previously attended one of our Death Cafes says:

 
"It is a great opportunity to talk about a subject that preoccupies us all. Give it a go, you might be pleasantly surprised."
 
 
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