Start A ‘What Matters To Me?’ Conversation This Dying Matters Awareness Week

April 27, 2021

We make plans for so much of our lives…work, family, home….but how many people plan for their death?


By asking ‘What Matters To Me?’ throughout your life and sharing your thoughts with those closest to you, it could help you plan for ALL life’s key moments…right until the end.


Dying Matters Awareness Week (10-16 May) is a chance to challenge preconceptions, encourage discussion and normalise public openness around death.


This year at North London Hospice we are looking at the importance of talking to those closest to you about what matters to you throughout your life……and your wishes for the end of your life. Death is different for everyone, but it’s important for families to think about it, talk about it and to plan for it.


‘What Matters to Me’ film screening – Tuesday 11 May (2-3pm)

To mark Dying Matters Week we have joined community partners in North London to share with you a wonderfully uplifting short film about the things that are most important to people both now and at the end of their lives – whether it’s family, friends, pets and a good bottle of wine to the sound of the sea, music to suit your mood, a run in the park, flowers or salt and vinegar crisps! 


Join us online on Tuesday May 11 (2-3pm) for the first screening of What Matters To Me, which we hope will inspire you to start your own ‘What Matters…’ conversations.


North London Hospice’s Dr Jo Brady will be joined by the team behind the film, Dr Julian Abel & Dr Kathryn Mannix, for some thought provoking discussion and all three will be happy to answer questions from our online audience about breaking the stigma and planning for death.


Join our event & let us help you start your own ‘What Matters To Me’ conversations. Register for your free ticket here 

To get the ball rolling, click here for an insight into what matters to people in our Barnet community

Death Café 13 May 3.30-4.35pm

Talking about death won’t make it happen, but it may help you plan for the future.  Join us online on 13 May (3.30-4.45pm) at our community-led Death Café hosted by volunteers Adriana Sutters and Geraldine Gilmore


Death Cafés are held throughout the world and provide a safe, open and confidential space to talk about and share thoughts, concerns, hopes and experiences of death.


There is no agenda or objectives. It’s a chance to meet others and join a conversation. Please join us with you drink and snack for a prompt 3.30pm start.


To join email or phone 0208 343 6812 for the zoom link.

Online Dying Matters Week Event with Healthwatch Enfield 14 May 2-3pm

We’ll join Healthwatch Enfield, the end of life care team from the North Mid Hospital and Age UK Enfield to talk about end of life planning. This is an opportunity for you to hear about the services and support available to you and your loved ones in Enfield, in a safe and friendly environment. To find out more and register for your free ticket click here 


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