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Let’s sing about death – the Swan Song project in Leeds

Talking about death our own, or those closest to us, is one of the hardest things anyone can do.  During Dying Matters week we’re looking at different ways of starting such a conversation. The Swan Song Project gives people facing … Continue reading

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Why are we talking about Dying Matters in Leeds?

Talking about death and dying won’t make it happen any sooner, but not talking about it won’t make it go away. Here in Leeds, thanks to the Dying Matters Partnership, we’re trying out a new approach –the Big Conversation – … Continue reading

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Talk, Plan, Live – Why planning for death can help you to live your life

  What if you were told you had a week to live? Would those close to you know how best to support you and the wishes you have? Would they know about the plans you’ve made for after your death? … Continue reading

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The Corrie story continues but PLEASE tune into this…

I’m literally on my own soap box and a little bit conscious of labouring the point made in my earlier article about knowing (or not knowing) your neighbours, but yet again, I found myself uncharacteristically drawn in by the drama … Continue reading

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Did you see Coronation Street last night?

Sometimes you can watch something on TV and know that across the country, millions of people are uniting in one heartfelt emotion; perhaps displayed in slightly different ways, but united all the same. Last night was such a time, when … Continue reading

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Opening the door you wanted to keep shut

Experiencing the loss of someone close to us is an inevitable part of life, perhaps one of the hardest things we’ll ever deal with. Grief can and almost always does shake everything up – often your beliefs, your personality, your … Continue reading

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‘How people die remains in the memory of those who live on.’

This oft-cited quote is from Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the modern hospice movement.  This week we want talk about a tricky topic – dying well.  We’ll share two main aspects of bereavement:  the help that’s available to you … Continue reading

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