About this Death Cafe
Brigid and Sarah’s professional and personal life experiences have led them to recognise how important it is to help make conversations about dying and death a normal part of our everyday lives.
Places will be limited so we look forward to hearing from you.
About Brigid Haines and Sarah Hillcoat
Brigid has been thinking a lot about death - and life - since recovering from cancer in 2012. She has researched and published on the representation of death and dying in Western culture. Since retiring from an academic position at Swansea University in 2019 she has trained as a Namings and Funeral celebrant, accredited with Humanists UK. She also leads wellbeing walks in Swansea and Gower.
As an unpaid carer, Sarah has been supporting friends and family through dying and death for several years. After a career as a PhD researcher studying the social aspects of later life, including bereavement, she is now embarking on a new path to become an end-of-life Doula. As a member of End of Life Doula UK she is following the Doula training programme offered by the Living Well Dying Well network. She is a hospice volunteer, and to keep balance and calm, has been studying and practising T'ai Chi and Qigong for several years.
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