Our Dying to Know Day public health campaign, is all about providing tools and resources to break down the stigma and sense of awkwardness associated with end of life conversations.
Dying to Know Day is a significant national event that started in 2012. It’s purpose is to bring attention and focus on sharing information and educating the wider community on the importance of understanding end of life, and to better support people to plan and prepare for that time in theirs, or a loved one’s life.
“Dying to Know Day is an annual campaign that empowers all adult Australians to be strong self-advocates for their own personal planning when it comes to their future”. Jessie Williams – Manager Community Programs
This event has become very widely supported by interested individuals and community organisations across the nation, that share the same belief about the importance of people planning ahead regarding end of life. Surrounding Dying to Know Day itself, there are other events including workshops, casual talks, and the hosting of Death Cafes that will be publicised on our website. These local events are largely carried out during July and August, and community members who are interested in supporting and educating the local community on this topic can get involved.
Dying to Know Day encourages adults of all stages to take individual action, hold events, gatherings at home, and much more, all to improve their knowledge around choices for their end-of-life.
Each year we have over 100 additional supporting local events being held around the country contributing to the promotion of Dying to Know Day on 8 August. All future Dying to Know Day events will be posted on our events page closer to the day. If you’re interested in seeing what’s on offer, click the link button above.
Planning a Dying To Know Day Event of Your Own?
If you would also like to initiate an event or hold a Death Cafe in your local area, be sure to be in touch, as you can either attend one or facilitate one with the assistance of our training guide. If you’re not sure where to start, feel free to get in touch.