Every year, Dying Matters and coalition members host a fantastic range of events and activities around the country with the aim of getting people talking about dying, death and bereavement and making plans for their end of life.

This year sees our sixth annual Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from 18 – 24 May 2015. Watch this space for what will be taking place across Leeds.

For more information on dying matters visit the Dying Matters website.


Dying Matters Week - Talking about dying and death in Leeds

Talking about dying and death is something people understandably feel uncomfortable about, but it is something we all need to do – otherwise we, or our loved ones, may not die in the way we want. It’s never easy to open up this type of conversation, but at St Gemma’s we do encourage people to do so.

That’s why, we are using national Dying Matters week this year (18-24 May) to run a special event aimed at talking about and tackling issues related to death, dying or bereavement head on. Our first ever ‘Dying Matters Café’ will be on Thursday 21st May from 2-4pm at the Hospice in Moortown, Leeds.

Please come along and have afternoon tea with us and speak to our expert team about any issues that are concerning you or that we may be able to help you with. It could be help with writing a Will, recording your funeral wishes, planning your future care and support or thinking of ways to tell loved ones about your dying wishes. If it’s on your mind, let’s talk it through.

Please RSVP to Mel on 0113 218 5500 or email melaniew@st-gemma.co.uk