Death Cafe Practitioners Page


Posted by ElyDeathCafe on May 4, 2020, 3:08 a.m.

I found a really useful thread after typing in "Death Cafe and suicide conversations". It was good to have Jon's comments & others' views. In my 3 years of hosting I haven't come across this (other than people attending whose relatives or friends had committed suicide).

Yesterday we had a young woman attend who for years has wished to die. She is not ill. She has made detailed plans but is in limbo for various reasons. It

certainly made the group

think about our own

attitudes, beliefs and so on &

we handled it well in the

moment. She probably will

attend again so any

comments most welcome. I

thought about asking her

what she's hoping to get

from the group. What is most useful from us - as facilitators & participants? Obviously something drew her to attend. 

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Zoom security

Posted by ElyDeathCafe on April 5, 2020, 1:41 p.m. 


As of today (5 April 2020) Zoom has made password and waiting room default settings. Two of my work colleagues have had unfortunate experiences (harrassment, showing porn, general disruption) on Zoom. Follow the instructions on the ADL site for extra security.


The Guardian carried this:


Happy Zooming and hosting Death Cafes online - be prepared & be safe!

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need to cancel

Posted by Hospice2018 on March 16, 2020, 7 p.m. 1 comment

need to cancel

We need to cancel our upcoming Death Cafe. How do I show this.

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Virtual Death Cafes

Posted by Cariboo Community Deathcaring Network on March 16, 2020, 3:51 p.m. 7 comments

Virtual Death Cafes



We've received a little flurry of emails asking about Virtual Death Cafes; how to plan, what works and what doesn't. The emails are coming to me from the main death cafe website where we've been posting our Virtual Death Cafes since January.

I thought it might be helpful to share some information here for any other hosts who are thinking about taking their Death Cafe's online.

Zoom is an excellent platform for these conversations. We generally get 40 to 50 people interested and far fewer who actually show up. About a third of those who express an ...

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SAfeguarding policy

Posted by W10 Death Cafe on Feb. 19, 2020, 10:05 a.m. 1 comment

Our new premises are charging a fee and a charity has offerred a grant to cover this, but they've asked for a copy of our safeguarding policy.   Does anyone have any idea od where I can find some suitable guidance or a template?

Many thanks in advance,


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Death Café in São José dos Campos

Posted by Odivania Muscogliati on Feb. 11, 2020, 8:03 a.m.

Death Café in São José dos Campos

I am very excited to host a Death Café in São José dos Campos- São Paulo-Brazil

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Question about digital legacy

Posted by Dawncat on Jan. 13, 2020, 7:25 a.m.

One attendee asked how she could delete from a relative's facebook entry material he had posted about her - without her premission.


Any help welcome - relative will not do this on her request.

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Posted by manuelp on Nov. 13, 2019, 1:37 a.m.

Estaria interesado en asistir a alguna sesion que se celebrase en Almeria capital o cerca.


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Need advice on writing a Post Release

Posted by NL Sobotka on Nov. 4, 2019, 6:21 p.m. 3 comments

I am organizing my first Death Cafe, I have learned others have attempted and failed. I don't want to fail. So I am reaching out to a seasoned Death Cafe planner to assist and/or provide a composite to edit and send to local newspapers, etc.

I thank you in advance.

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Phd Death Café Research - seeking participants (London)

Posted by Tam on Oct. 31, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Phd Death Café Research - seeking participants (London)

To all London Café attendees...


I am a Counselling Psychology doctoral student at the University of Roehampton and I am looking for up to 8 volunteers to take part in my research.

This project will be exploring the experience of attending a Death Café (DC) as a bereaved person, focussing more specifically on how the DC may (if at all) be significant for meaning-making in the wake of loss.

As a participant in this study, you would be asked to attend a one-to-one interview with me. Your participation is entirely voluntary and would take up approximately 45minutes ...

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How do I get Death Cafe Practitioners to come to our event?

Posted by nicolelenz on Oct. 29, 2019, 8:53 a.m. 1 comment

Unless I'm reading wrong I have to have a couple Death Cafe practitioners at my event? How do I find them? I am in Cambria County Pennsylvania, Johnstown area.

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1st death cafe

Posted by Grief Wellies on Oct. 28, 2019, 5:23 a.m. 1 comment

1st death cafe

so I am holding my first cafe this week - any pointers for how to start off?

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Bereavement Services, NHS, Nottingham

Posted by hannah_hall on Oct. 23, 2019, 4:54 a.m. 1 comment

Hi there,

I am a Bereavement Officer at the Queen's Medical Centre Hospital. My team are currently on a fundraising endeavour to raise money for a new department and, in the new year, we are embarking on a series of fundraising events. We would love it if one of those events could come in the form of a Death Cafe for people to gather, drink tea, eat cake and of course, talk about death! However, I was wondering if we are allowed to have donation buckets for the bereavement department at the event or whether this is something that you discourage. 

Thank you in advance for your advice and guidance,


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New to Death Cafe

Posted by khudghton on Oct. 4, 2019, 9:14 a.m. 1 comment

Hi all

I have just discovered Death Cafe and am very keen to hold my own in Manchester, UK. I work in the events industry so have a good support network to make this happen.

I am just wondering how we market this in terms of what we name it - is it a 'charity'? Are we 'volunteers'? I know it is not for profit but I am struggling with the phrasing.

Do we also need to have any sort of official approval or are we pretty much just left to our own devices? Any help apart from the guide on here would be v useful.

Thank you

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Feedback from attendees

Posted by Brigid on Sept. 23, 2019, 7:48 a.m. 2 comments

I have run a few Death Cafes now and almost every time I have had feedback from some people saying they'd find it helpful to have some prompts or questions. I have never done this, as I'm aware of the guidelines, but I can see how it might be helpful for some people who want to talk about death but don't know what they want to talk about specifically.

Has anyone had similar feedback? How have you dealt with it? Have you renamed your Death Cafe to something other than Death Cafe and had things like questions/prompts?

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