Death Cafe profile for Death Cafe Kingston


Location: United Kingdom

What brings you to Death Cafe?

Belief in the need for an open and safe space to discuss concerns and experiences of death and dying


What would you like your legacy to be?

She lived well and with kindness 


Thoughts for sharing:

Acceptimg that death is part of life allows one to apprecital the opportunities that life has to offer and the relationships with those around us


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Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on Dec. 18, 2019, 6:11 a.m.

Particularly poignant as the group met on Remembrance Day! We were a group of 10 from different back grounds and life experiences.


Topics discussed included debate over the value of social media platforms to announce death or pay tribute to those who have died. We discussed why people find it hard to share thoughts about death and the taboo nature of dying and illness.
We noted how important it is to speak with children honestly about death and bereavement and the support groups available for this.


We also spoke about the cost of funerals and funeral insurance policy. For those without one, there is a risk that family ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on Dec. 15, 2019, 2:18 p.m.



With Dr Sharon Young

Jan. 27, 2020, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (GMT)

Free

Death Cafe Kingston will be held in the Hook Centre Cafe (easily accessible)

From Kingston, this is about 20 mins bus ride on K2, 465 and 71 bus routes

Guests ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on Oct. 9, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

We had a full group for our cafe at the Guildhall! We enjoyed various cakes and interesting conversation on a range of issues. Every time is different and yet similar in how easy it is to talk to strangers about death and our concerns.

One couple had expressed interest in training as end of life doulas/ soul midwives and one lady was undergoing training in this so could share her experience.

We discussed examples of loved ones death and how different these were ranging from very peaceful to noisy and traumatic and we realised how little we can influence this sometimes.

People shared their future plans and also ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on July 28, 2019, 2:10 a.m.



With Dr Sharon Young and Ann Fairhall

Sept. 26, 2019, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (BST)

Accepts donations

We thought it time that Death Cafe came to Kingston to give people a chance to chat in a safe and open space about all that concerns them about death ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on June 10, 2019, 3:50 a.m.



With Sharon and Ann

July 4, 2019, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Uk)

Accepts donations

Having co-facilitated Death Cafe Hampstead for a konger period I thought it was time Death Cafe came to Kingston!

There is a need and desire by some for a safe ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on May 28, 2019, 7:20 a.m.

On Monday 13th May Death Café Kingston launched in the main Guildhall, Kingston Upon Thames.

It was an intimate and interesting afternoon attended by men and women from different backgrounds including palliative care, social work, marketing, mental health, funeral arrangers, Kingston University and Kingston Council.

Tea and cakes were enjoyed by all!

Discussions on a range of issues included death and serious illness, stages of dying, difficulties/ novel aspects of arranging and attending funerals, natural burial, death of a pet and the grieving process. Everyone made contributions that were listened to and valued by others and it was a privilege to participate to hear people’s thoughts ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Death Cafe Kingston on April 28, 2019, 4:47 p.m.



With Dr Sharon Young

May 13, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Uk )

Accepts donations

Having co-facilitated Death Cafe Hampstead for a longer period I thought it was time that Death Cafe came to Kingston!

There is a need and desire by some for a ...





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