The Heart of Living and Dying

To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week, (14th -20th May 2018) the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting three public events ‘The Heart of Living and Dying’ – to encourage people to come together to discuss what matters to you in your living and dying.
Dying Matters Awareness Week aims to raise public awareness of the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and of making your wishes known.

Melanie McClements, Interim Director of Older People and Primary Care for the Southern Trust explains:

“Talking about death and dying can be very difficult and sensitive and many of us avoid doing so, whether we are ill or in full health.

“Yet it is important to talk more openly to the people that matter to us about what we would like them to know, and do in the event of serious illness or death.

“We are encouraging everyone to start to think and talk openly about their wishes for what they would want in the event of their death or of becoming unable to make decisions for themselves. We are inviting anyone who would like to take part to one of these very gentle and supported events to have a conversation about what matters to you and begin to plan ahead.”

The events will take place on:

Monday 14th May 2018, from 7.15pm – 9.15pm The Belmont Hotel Banbridge

Wednesday 16th May 2018, from 11.00am – 1.00pm Lislea Community Shed, Co Armagh

Friday 18th May 2018, from 10.30 – 12.30pm Quinn’s Corner, Dungannon
There is no need to book. For further information Email: or Tel: 07766 607 852