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The Dying Matters Podcast launches

Author: Leila Hawkins
19 April 2018

A new podcast has launched featuring experts discussing how to have honest conversations about death and dying, and why this is important.

Interviewees include Barbara Altounyan, who discusses recording the memoirs of people at the end of life for her charity The Hospice Biographers, and Megan Mooney talking about setting up death cafes, spaces where people can have comfortable, open conversations about death.

Guests also talk about the personal experiences that led them to realise how important it is to speak about our wishes and concerns at the end of life, and the many different ways in which this can be done. Ian Leech, Community Engagement Manager at St Giles Hospice in Lichfield, speaks about how the death of his daughter ten years ago spurred him to start delivering workshops on bereavement support within his local community.

The Dying Matters Podcast runs until Dying Matters Awareness Week from May 14 -20. Upcoming episodes will feature Lucy Watts MBE, who is campaigning on behalf of young adults with life-limiting conditions who face gaps in their care as they transition from childhood to adulthood, and Linda Magistris, co-founder of The Good Grief Trust, a support network for anyone feeling grief over a bereavement, among others. 

Their insight is valuable to anyone who is bereaved, is supporting someone at the end of life, or just wants to start talking about a topic that many still regard as taboo.

You can subscribe via iTunes and Spotify. For more information visit The Dying Matters Podcast and Dying Matters Awareness Week

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