A liberating and uplifting experience

A group of local strangers met recently to take part in Camberwell’s first Death Café motivated by a variety of reasons but sharing a common desire to talk openly about a subject that is important to us all but still relatively taboo. There was a lot of laughter, some wonderful periods of silence and a lot of practical and also profound conversation. There was also homemade apple cake to nourish us!


Asked to choose words at the end of the gathering to describe the café, participants said it was welcoming, thought provoking, supportive, positive, friendly, honest, safe, disinhibiting, helpful, clarifying, open, uplifting and revealing.


As one said: 'There is nothing to lose and much to gain from thinking about the inevitable.'

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