Death Cafes

Life, The Universe And Everything: Five Things I Learnt At A Death Cafe

Jessica Hanson | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Hanson

I was open minded, but couldn't help but feel that the whole experience would be incredibly awkward. Thankfully, Aly and her co-host, Gina Awad of Exeter Dementia Action Alliance, made it relaxed, friendly and thought-provoking. Here are just a few things I learnt in my two hours discussing all things death, dying and bereavement.

Is it Possible to Get a Healthier View of Death?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Have you popped into your local, neighbourhood Death Café recently? No, it's not a new franchise with baristas offering to add a dash of arsenic to your daily caffeine spike. Nor is it a high street variation on Dignitas where you can enjoy an espresso with your euthanasia.

Why Thinking About Death May Prompt You to Save the Planet

Jon Underwood | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Underwood

We invite strangers to meet in a friendly place and discuss death over tea and cake. We're not trying to lead people anywhere - we think the good stuff is where people are at already. We just create a safe space and, for a couple of hours, death ceases to be a taboo.

Is Fear of Death Killing Compassion for Older People?

Jon Underwood | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jon Underwood

The theory is that someone who is more OK about death would be better at looking after a dying person than someone that who is very scared. This makes sense, but the interesting thing is the amount of evidence for this.