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Future Matters Training - planning for the end of life (3.5 days)

Dates: 9.30am to 12.30pm on 15th January 2019 and 9.30am to 4pm on 22nd, 29th January & 5th February, 2019

Venue: Islington, London
Cost: £450 per person

For more information contact: Mireille Hayden at

Are you interested in end of life care and end of life care planning? Would you like to put your own plans in place and be able to help others to do the same? If so, this training is for you.

Our Future Matters 3.5 day training equips participants with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to raise awareness of the importance of talking about death, dying and planning for the end of life and support people to put end of life plans in place. Once trained, participants will be able to put their own plans in place, help others with theirs and also run workshops, give informal talks, deliver presentations and help facilitate death cafes.

Islington Death Cafe

Thursday 31st January 2019, 10am until 12noon
Almeida Theatre Cafe, Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

To book a place send an email to:

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 this.

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. It is simply an opportunity to talk about death in a safe and comfortable environment with no agenda, objectives or themes. We keep our groups small so it easy to share stories, thoughts and worries or simply just listen.

Maureen, 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 surpsised!"

Islington Dying Matters Festival, 2018

Winners of our 'Light behind Death' photography competition for young people aged 16-19 years living or studying in Islington
We are very pleased to announce the winners of our photography competition that took place during April & May to coincide with the national Dying Matters awareness week.

1st Place - Amel Boukabous (age 17)

 Learning how to move on after losing someone is hard but it doesn't
mean you have to stop living. Cherish the moments you shared
previously together, do what they loved to do.
The guy is meant to represent the deceased person in her life
and she is remembering the time they shared together

2nd Place - Amel Boukabous (age 17)

With nature I find it helps with a new light in life.
The black dress represents the sadness of losing someone
but the blossom flowers represents the new start that a person might need.
Although death is the end of life it can also mean a new beginning.    

3rd Place - Lilith Beer (age 18)
     I think this image represents light behind death
because although there are gravestones in the background
I have closen to focus on the bluebells growing around them.
     To me this represents that you don't have to focus on the bad things when a
   loved one passes, instead you can learn and grow as a person from the experience.


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