Death Cafe Practitioners Page
So I know that we're to make clear that deathcafe isn't a bereavement group. Can anyone tell me when talking about your relationship with death crosses into a bereavement group? I need to be really clear on this, as I am looking to host one.
Thanks so much, everyone!
I'm thinking about starting up a DC. My first one will probably be in the community centre cafe but when I mentioned it to one of the Funeral Directors I work with, he suggested I could hold them in their new premises when it's completed next year.
This would be fab, as they would have catering and parking and a central location - but would it be OK with DC guidelines? Assuming, of course, that they are not promoted in any way other than being in their premises...
I have just held my first Death Cafe and it turned out well with a great turn out. I am planning the next one and have booked early September. I only planned on doing this quarterly. However I am getting advice that it's too far away and I should try to hold one in July. I feel like people will be away on holiday and I too am very busy this summer.
How often do you hold Death Cafes? I know a practitioner that does one everyear month, but I work and have a family and don't have the energy. I thought September would be fine but now worried it is too far away!
I want to past the details for my second Death Cafe. The only place I can find to do that is on the "Host a Death Cafe" form. I thought that was for craeting it the first time. Or, do I just change the address every month? - Heather Austin North
I'm a birth provider and I'd like to host a Death Cafe as a space for people to discuss fetal and perinatal loss. Does this fit into the Death Cafe ethos? I noticed that it was mentioned to not have a topic or a theme.
We are having a death cafe this weekend and I want to find out what the rules and suggestions are on having children. My preference is to NOT have kids present.
Our first death cafe is being held on 13th May and we're wondering whether we should have name labels available? Anyone else done this? Good idea or not?
We have three facilitators who we thought should wear name labels, but not sure if attendees would want to.
I will be hosting my first Death Cafe next week and a journalist has asked if she can visit to write a story about the event. I appreciate what you've posted on this website about journalists at the sessions but I'm wondering if people who attend the event might be restrained or intimidated or even feel that they privacy is being invaded, even if the journalist agrees not to publish names.
What has been your experience with this?
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions you can provide.
Hi,would anyone be interested in a Death Cafe in the inner Melbourne (Australia) area? I'm thinking of hosting one and just seeing whether anyone would be interested in attending one here.
Trying to find a cafe to hold a Death Cafe in Edinburgh (Scotland). I've been emailing a few describing what it's all about but no one has got back to me. I have been clear that I don't need anything from the cafe other than functioning as usual, just want their OK with the whole thing so I can put a poster in their window and advertise for it. Any advice on securing venues?
Hello, the original Hastings Death Cafe is now defunct due to personal reasons and I am the new organiser of Hastings & St Leonards Death Cafe in its place. I cannot figure out how to delete the old one to avoid confusion, please help. Thanks Daisy Lawrence
So how do you deal with a big group?! Tonight was out first Death Cafe and 40 people came! Wow! Our space can fit that many but I'm worried it's too many to really talk. Does anyone else have big groups? Do you divide them up?
Has anyone used these cards? Produced by the Church of England to encourage conversations about death and dying - I wondered how they woudk fit in with the Death Cafe ethos, and non facilitating facilitation role
I am organising my first cafe in Leicester, and have had a really good response in the couple of days it has been live. However quite a few of the contacts are from people with a professional interest in death and dying - doing research, involved in projects etc. I am concerned that they might overwhelm those who are coming without an agenda. Any tips or experiences woudl be gratefully received!
Hello there and Happy New Year:)
I talked today about death quite a lot with a friend and realised how helpful it was to share the experience and stories.
It dawned me that a friend told me last year about a Death Cafe and that he would be interested if I was to start one:)
Here is my question:
Can I be a host and a facilitator in one person or doI need another person to be a host.
Sorry but that isnt exaclty clear for me so thought I'd rather ask.
Thank you and hope to hear from someone soon:)