Dying Matters in Lambeth

7 May 2019

Written by: Healthwatch Lambeth

Health and Wellbeing

Dying Matters Week, coordinated by Hospice UK, is a UK-wide chance to talk about dying, death and bereavement as a natural part of everybody’s life cycle.

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Dying Matters in Lambeth

This national awareness week, coordinated by Hospice UK, gives us an unparalleled opportunity to talk about dying, death and bereavement as a natural part of everybody’s life cycle. Dying matters Week runs 13-19 May with a preview day on Tuesday May 7. All events are free but some require booking ,


Our local programme includes: films, a play, discussions, and information workshops on how to plan your future care

Tuesday 7 May

  • Short film ‘Crepes’ with director Sweta Tagliabue and Compassion in Dying. 7pm, Upstairs at the Ritzy Cinema, SW2 1JG
  • ‘Before I Die…’ wall at Brixton Ritzy is open from Tuesday May 7 to share your bucket list dreams.

 Monday 13 May

  • Searching for Meaning’ documentary St Christopher’s Hospice 30pm-4.30pm, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, SE26 6DZ. booking required

 Tuesday 14 May

  • ‘A Wake in Progress’ play St Thomas’ Hospital – 6pm-8pm, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7EH – booking required
  • Living every moment: what death can teach us about living fully panel discussion with Royal Trinity Hospice 6pm, 30 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0RN – booking required

Wednesday 15 May

  • Myth-busting Afternoon Tea: The truth about CPR with Healthwatch Lambeth – 3pm-4pm, 336 Brixton Road SW9 7AA booking required

    CPR can save someone's life by restrating their heart - but it's not always the right thing to do and it's never like on TV hospital dramas - fi nd out more with Healthwatch lambeth

    Healthwatch Lambeth CPR mythbusting tea poster 15 May

  • Death Café with Royal Trinity Hospice – 6pm-7.30pm, 30 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0RN booking required

Thursday 16 May

  • Carers Voices: Three ways you can plan for your future care with Carers Hub Lambeth and Compassion in Dying 10.30am-12pm, 336 Brixton Road SW9 7AA
  • Dying Matters: What we can do to help you with Hurley Clinic Patient Participation Group and Age UK Lambeth 6pm-8pm, Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane SE11 4HF

For more information

  • To book, visit our information pages or call Healthwatch Lambeth, tel: 020 7274 8522
  • These events have been put together by members of the Lambeth advance care planning consortium, an open network of organisations working to promote the benefits of planning ahead for a time when you may be unable to express your wishes about care and treatment options: