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Death is part of life. Let’s talk about it…

12 Apr 2022

Thinking and talking about death, end of life arrangements and loss can be daunting and difficult. How do we discuss death? Where do we begin?
If you have been wondering about these matters, come join us in one of our sessions to get to know the Life Café and Death Café

The Life Café is a set of guided group activities designed to promote and support conversations about what individuals find meaningful in life and in care. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.

You can look forward to experiencing one of these cafe formats as a participant in a relaxing and supportive setting. You will explore, with others who may be in similar positions, how these approaches might ease you into taking the first step to consider and talk about what matters at the end.

Event details

  • Thursday 12th May 2022, 1pm to  4pm
  • Friday 13th May 2022, 3pm to 6pm
  • Location: The White Building, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield S1 2AZ

Book your spot at one of our sessions now! Snacks and drinks are provided.

The event is free but spaces are limited. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from attending the session you have registered for. We appreciate you notifying us in advance if you cannot attend; this can help us prepare and ensure that interested parties on the waiting list have an opportunity to attend the event.

About the event and the organisers

The event is co-organised and brought to you by Lab4Living, Compassionate Sheffield, and Penny Merrett.

Lab4Living is one of the longest established living labs in Europe and is based in Sheffield Hallam University. The trans-disciplinary research group gathers and works with a community of researchers and partners in design, healthcare and creative practice to develop products, services and interventions that promote dignity and enhance quality of life.

Compassionate Sheffield is here to collaborate with individuals, communities and organisations, enabling them to do the small things that make a big difference to our life and experiences of death. Connecting and supporting people, communities and organisations to harness the power of compassion, will create a happier and healthier Sheffield.

Penny Merrett is an End of Life Doula who facilitates Death Cafes in various venues in Sheffield as well as a monthly online Death Cafe.