About this Death Cafe
At a Death Café, we discuss death with the aim of helping people to make the most of their (finite) lives. Bring along a hot cuppa as we connect online in a safe, supportive environment. We share our feelings, thoughts, and experiences of death and dying. In this time of Covid-19, we face many challenges. Not only are people dying but it is not possible to travel overseas or interstate to visit loved ones. There is fear for the well-being of the vulnerable and the elderly in aged-care facilities and the numbers who can attend funerals is restricted due to social distancing measures. In addition, more people are at risk of suicide. Who can we talk to about our fears and concerns, not only for others, but also for ourselves? A Death Cafe is a space that is non-denominational, apolitical, where there is no agenda but a non-judgemental, confidential space where it is safe to talk. It is neither a bereavement nor a counselling group but a group of people, without an agenda, who want to be able to share their feelings and thoughts and ask questions about such practical matters as preparing an Advanced Care Directive and how to improve your Death Literacy.
This Death Cafe is being sponsored by Northern Cemeteries.
A Zoom link will be sent to successful attendees in the morning of 8th August.
About April Lewis
Somatic psychotherapist at Sakura Psychotherapy.
Have been a carer to someone who died from cancer.
Present at the death of my grandmother and another close friend.
High school teacher for many years.
Have attended Death Cafes, & Dying to Know you Day events, member of Life Circle and The Groundswell Project
Have considered becoming a mentor to a palliative care recipient so that they can die in their own home.
have supported many who are dying, who have died, or who have lost loved ones.
Lots of life experience.
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