Every year in May, Dying Matters hosts an Awareness Week, which gives an opportunity to highlight the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. This year the week was 11th-17th May with the theme ‘Dying to be Heard’.
Every year in May, Dying Matters and our coalition members host an Awareness Week, which gives us an unparalleled opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda. In 2020, the week will run from 11th to the 17th of May and the theme will be “Dying to be Heard”.
From their site they say the theme ‘Dying to be Heard’ is: ‘for more people to talk about dying, death and grief, the more people must be willing to listen. It can feel hard to be of a conversation about death, so for Dying Matters Awareness Week 2020 we’re going to be talking about listening. There are still practical steps we want people to take, but it all starts with conversations. Let’s talk about it, and let’s listen to others too.’
As we run The Scottish Recovery Show podcast alongside Scottish Recovery Consortium, we thought it would be lovely if we were joined by Martha Rae from Scottish Families (the Senior Virtual Family Support Officer who supports family members in our Telehealth and Bereavement services) for a conversation about grief and bereavement, with elements of our roles towards people affected by alcohol and drugs and people in recovery.
You can listen to the podcast on our SoundCloud page –