This month we're inviting the community of South Tyneside to join us at our first ever Death Cafe on Sunday 7th October.
We hope to encourage our local community to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement ahead of Hospice Care Week, which takes place from Monday 8th – Sunday 14th October.
Death Cafes bring communities together over tea and cake to discuss death and dying in a friendly, space and open environment.
Death Cafes were first established in 2011 to increase awareness of death and break taboos around death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.
Death, dying and bereavement is something which affects us all and as the local independent Hospice for the community of South Tyneside, we want to encourage our community to feel able to have open and honest conversations about death and dying.”
Our Death Café will take place at the Hospice from 10am – 12.30pm and there is no need to pre-book a place, anyone wishing to join us should simply pop along on the day and get involved. We hope to see you there!
To read more about Death Cafes and how they began please click here.