Hospice Isle of Man encourages community to get talking for Dying Matters Awareness Week
Hospice is encouraging the Manx community to get talking about death, dying, grief and plans for the end of life. Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place 2nd – 6th May 2022, and is part of a national campaign to open up conversations about death and dying, how and where we die, and what care and support we have in place.
Through the use of social media, Hospice are looking for people to start their own conversations about death and dying through sharing their stories. The aim is to create an open culture where there are no taboos about the end of life. Each day throughout the week, Hospice will use their social media to engage the community in Dying Matters Awareness Week 2022 and to sow the seeds for these difficult conversations to take place.
The Covid-19 pandemic has meant many more people have experienced the loss of a loved one with many dying at home so never before has opening up conversations about death and talking to friends, relatives and loved ones in advance been so important.
Anne Mills, Chief Executive of Hospice Isle of Man said: “It is so very important to talk to friends, relatives and loved ones about yours and their wishes for your end of life care, and Dying Matters Awareness Week is a great way for communities across our island to get the conversation started. We know that right now many people may be dying without the emotional and practical support they need, so let’s get talking about this.”
“By bringing the people of the Isle of Man together, you can help us get people talking about and planning for the end of their life, and make sure that people’s wishes are not only listened too but action is taken to support them.”
Everyone deserves to die #InAGoodPlace, no matter who they are. For more information, visit the www.hospice.org.im/dyingmatters