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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
 

Memorial Woodlands Seminar and Lecture Series: Advance Care Planning

Date: Wednesday 25th September, 2019, 3pm to 5.30pm (followed by refreshments and networking)
Venue: Bristol Memorials Woodlands, Earthcott Green, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3TA
Cost: Free
To book a place or for more information email:
admin@memorialwoodlands.com

This event will be led by Mireille Hayden, founding partner of Gentle Dusk, and Dr Mark Taubert, Clinical Director at Velindre NHS Trust and contributor to the BBC Horizon programme 'We Need to Talk about Death'. The event will cover the speakers' favourite topics namely Wishes and Preferences at End of Life and DNACPR Decisions. For more information visit: http://www.memorialwoodlands.com/advance-care-planning-event/
 

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: Saturday 21st September 2019 & Saturday 5th October 2019, 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.

 

Death Cafe, Islington

Date: tbc
Venue: Almeida Theatre Cafe, Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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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