We want to support New Zealanders to have more conversations about death in the hope they might worry about it less.
Death seems to have become a difficult topic for a lot of people. Many of us have lost the knowledge about what happens, what to say to each other, and the options we have for care. That lack of information often results in fear. But dying is often much more peaceful and gentle than people expect.
‘We need to talk about dying’ aims to support communities to reclaim their familiarity with dying by sharing stories and information and to make it easy for them to talk about it more, and to ensure we all feel more ready and able to support each other when we’re grieving.
Death is a social experience, and we all have a role.
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How you can get involved:
Watch – watch our videos, hear what Mary, Pete & Margaret, Stu and Pam have to say about death, dying and living.
Share – please help others by sharing our content on social media – like us on facebook, follow us on instagram – be part of the conversation
Talk – to your friends and family – what is important to you when you think about your end of life?
Use – the resources – do you know someone who is unwell, someone whose loved one has just died – use the 5 things to help to know what to say or do to support them.
Plan – consider creating an advance care plan – for more info visit www.advancecareplanning.org.nz