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
Contact Death Cafe Kingston
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We met this time in the local community centre cafe to explore more relaxed surroundings. Due to the positioning of the tables the acoustics were poor and it was difficult to hear at times- this will be changed so that the tables are more secluded next time.
We covered an interesting range of topics- one lady had written a book following the death of her daughter and found this a helpful focus, another spoke of her grief at being left out of funeral arrangements when her ex-husband died. We talked about relationships in life and in death and different religious beliefs that shape our attitudes towards death and ...
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 ...
With Dr Sharon Young
Jan. 27, 2020, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (GMT)
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
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 ...
With Dr Sharon Young and Ann Fairhall
Sept. 26, 2019, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (BST)
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 ...
With Sharon and Ann
July 4, 2019, 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Uk)
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 ...
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 ...
With Dr Sharon Young
May 13, 2019, 1.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. (Uk )
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 ...