Death Cafe profile for Jane Iskander

Location: United Kingdom

About Jane Iskander:

I like to think I'm ideally suited for Death Cafe, I've had a wealth of life experience, my various working roles taking me from Fancy dress hire to Palliative care, via occupational therapy, group work, social care and shop work!  Alongside this i have had all the usual. "life events" both positive and negatiive.. Exploring the world we live in, learning about people and life, my own illness, bereavements and day to. day stresses. 


What brings you to Death Cafe?

I feel we have lost our connection with this very normal and natural part of our lives, leaving it shrouded in fear,  mystery and rumours! 

I think talking and sharing tea and cake  will enable us to "normalise" and improve our relationship with death and dying


What would you like your legacy to be?

"oh yes i remember Jane, she was a good kind person, and she was funny!!"

Thoughts for sharing:

People who have had a chance to talk about death and dying are better able to cope with bereavement, death, dying and illness too.

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Jane Iskander's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Death Cafe at The Ideas Hub Chelmsford

Posted by Jane Iskander on Jan. 22, 2019, 7:54 a.m.

With Jane Iskander

May 13, 2019, 12.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. (UK)

Accepts donations

This Death Cafe is Free to attend thanks to the kind collaboration of The Ideas Hub Chelmsford

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Old Park Meadow Chelmsford

Posted by Jane Iskander on Jan. 22, 2019, 7:26 a.m.

With Jane Iskander at Old Park Meadow Natural Burial Ground (between Chelmsford and Great Dunmow)

Feb. 27, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (UK)


This event is free to attend thanks to the kind collaboration of Old Park Meadow, a fabulous site just outside Chelmsford

Death Cafe: CANCELLED Death Cafe at Natural Burial Ground Dunmow

Posted by Jane Iskander on Sept. 4, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

With Jane Iskander

Sept. 25, 2018, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Uk. )

Accepts donations

Practitioners question: Finding Sponsors?

Posted by Jane Iskander on July 30, 2018, 1:03 p.m. 2 comments

I held a successful first session last week, success being measured by people attending, a lively discussion and positive feedback!

I feel strongly that Death Cafes are helpful and informative and contacted numerous businesses (mainly Cafes and funeral directors) but in spite of people expressing interest Ive not managed to ...

Death Cafe write up: Chelmsford Death Cafe

Posted by Jane Iskander on July 28, 2018, 11:07 a.m.


I facilitated my first Death Café two days ago,  Several people couldn’t easily find the event, in future I will provide a map and really good directions to the venue!


Once we were (eventually 15minutes after the advertised start time) all sitting with drinks and cakes I gave my prepared introduction to Death Café with a little history of the momvement and an outline of what it is, isn’t some ‘ground rules’ and my ‘plan’ for the session.


I began by introducing myself and saying a bit about why I want to hold Death Cafes, then invited the group to introduce themselves and say what brought ...

Death Cafe: Chelmsford Death Cafe

Posted by Jane Iskander on June 11, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

With Jane Iskander

July 26, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (UK )

Free to attend, donations are welcomed to cover the costs of refreshments, at the event or via

I’ve created a Facebook event, if you’re coming please click the link and add yourself as ‘going’

This will be ...

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