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Explore and download the official Dying Matters Awareness Week resources, including supporter and library packs, posters, reading lists, social media graphics, bunting, animated film, and more!

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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024 resource pack

Resource pack

This is the main Dying Matters Awareness Week resource pack. The downloadable PDF includes:
 

  • Background information to this year's theme
  • How you can get involved
  • Talking Matters conversation starter cards
  • Events toolkit
  • Dr Lucy Pain's books (and more) to help talk about death and dying
  • Materials to support your event: printable resources
  • Social media graphics, images and headers
  • Support and advice
Download the main resource pack
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This Dying Matters Awareness Week resource pack is made for libraries and similar organisations to use during the week

Library resource pack

This Dying Matters Awareness Week resource pack is made for libraries and similar organisations to use during the week. In the downloadable PDF you'll find:
 

  • Background information to this year's theme
  • How your library can get involved
  • Case study: what have other libraries done?
  • Dr Lucy Pain's books (and more) to help talk about death and dying
  • Talking Matters quiz and conversation starter cards
  • Materials to support your event: printable resources
  • Social media graphics, images and headers
  • Support and advice
Download the Library resources
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Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024 posters resource pack

Printable posters

This year, Dr Lucy Pain is our Dying Matters expert. She's curated a list of useful books (and more) to help start conversations and thinking around death and dying.

Download the low resolution poster for digital use.

Download the high resolution poster to print.

Download the low res poster
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These 'Talking Matters' conversation starter cards can be printed on a home or work printer, and used for an in-person engagement activity

Talking Matters Conversation cards

These 'Talking Matters' conversation starter cards can be printed on a home or work printer, and used for a fun in-person engagement activity.

Download the Conversation cards
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This print at home PDF has a range of bunting templates for you to display at your Dying Matters Awareness Week event

Printable bunting templates

This print at home PDF has a range of bunting templates for you to display at your Dying Matters Awareness Week event.

Download the bunting design
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A range of graphics and images to use on your social media ahead of, and during, Dying Matters Awareness Week

Social media graphics & images

In this downloadable zip file (37MB), you'll find a range of graphics and images to use on your social media ahead of, and during, Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Download social media assets
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In this online quiz, you'll answer six questions related to our polling of 1,000 recently bereaved people and their experiences relating to language and end of life care

Take the online quiz

In this online quiz, you'll answer six questions related to our polling of 1,000 recently bereaved people and their experiences relating to language and end of life care. 

On completion of the quiz, you'll find reflections from Dying Matters' expert Dr Lucy Pain, of North London Hospice, and some examples of questions to ask when talking about death and dying.

The online quiz is scheduled to go live on this page at the end of April.

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Dying Matters Awareness Week resources in Welsh language

Resources in Welsh

We're just finalising all of our Dying Matters Awareness Week resources in Welsh language - these will be uploaded here very soon!

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We want to connect hospice and end of life care professionals with each other across the country, for peer support and to share ideas and experiences

Press release template

As Dying Matters and Hospice UK, we'll be putting out a press release this year to national media about Dying Matters Awareness Week. But if you're holding an event, or promoting Awareness Week yourself, you can use our handy template to send to your local and regional press.

Download the press release template

Animated film

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This year, we're creating a short animated film featuring honest, touching accounts from three people:

  • Patricia, who has an incurable illness, and is being cared for by North London Hospice
  • Mumtaz, whose husband Rashik died from kidney cancer
  • Lucy, who is a Palliative Medicine Consultant and this year's Dying Matters expert.

Using their personal experiences, the film explores their approaches to language at the end of life.

The film will be released here, and on our social media channels, on the morning of Monday 6th May.