Taking place from 8-14 May 2023, Dying Matters Awareness Week is an opportunity for people to talk about death, dying and grief. 

On this page you'll find resources for your organisation to get involved.

Dying Matters at Work


As we’ll be focusing on Dying Matters at Work this year, it's an opportunity for your organisation to further demonstrate their commitment to building an open, compassionate culture to support staff through grief, caring responsibilities, or a life-limiting illness.

It doesn’t matter if you aren’t already involved with Hospice UK, Dying Matters or Compassionate Employers – anyone can get involved!

What is Dying Matters?


Dying Matters is a campaign run by the charity, Hospice UK. We work with local organisations, decision-makers and the general public to make things better for people who are dying or grieving.

Right now, we don't have the right language to talk about death. People aren't getting the support that suits them as they approach the end of life. 

We want to see a world where people live well until the very end.

How to get involved


There are plenty of easy and engaging ways in which you and your organisation can get involved in this year's Dying Matters at Work campaign:

How compassionate is your organisation?


Discover how your organisation compares to the market - take the Compassionate Employers mini-assessment to find out whether your company has compassionate best practices.

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Downloadable resources

We've created some handy assets and resources that your organisation can use to get involved with Dying Matters Awareness Week, and help spread the importance of creating compassionate workplaces. 

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