New Facebook Group
We have set up a Facebook Group for the Faversham Death Cafe. This is an informal, public group for people to continue (or start) the conversation about death and dying.
If you would like to share articles, thoughts or anything else related to death and dying, connect with other people around the subject and keep informed about forthcoming death cafe events, you are welcome to join.
Click here to be taken to the Facebook Group. You will be asked a couple of questions on asking to join. Please read and agree to the group rules and remember that it is a public group; only share what you feel comfortable with other people reading.
Next Death Cafe dates:
Thursday 22nd July 2021, 6.45pm-8.15pm. Online (on Zoom)
Sunday 1st August 2021, 2pm-3.30pm. Outdoors at the Abbey Physic Community Garden, Faversham.
What is a death café?
A death café is a relaxed and informal way to get together to talk about death and dying (with plenty of tea and cake!).
There is no agenda, but we will facilitate a safe and open space to talk. You can talk as much or as little as you like. Depending on the group size, we may split into small groups to talk, or we may open the conversation up with everyone.
Death Cafés run across the world – find out more about the movement and other death cafés near you at www.deathcafe.com
What a death cafe is not
A Death Café is not a counselling or bereavement session, but rather a safe space to talk about a topic we often avoid in daily conversation.
People usually find the events life affirming, comforting and uplifting. However, if you find anything upsetting during the event, there will be space to step out and take a moment to yourself or speak to a qualified counsellor or other mental health professional who can signpost you to appropriate support.
Who is a Death Café for?
The event is free and everyone is welcome. It is for people who are going to die (that’s all of us at some point) who want to talk with others about death and dying.
People often ask if children can attend. We aim to make our events welcoming and inclusive for everyone, so if we know we may have younger people joining us, we can bring creative materials and additional facilitators to ensure everyone feels able to participate. We just ask you to be aware that some people may feel inhibited in talking freely if children are present.
Please contact me to let us know you are coming as spaces are limited.
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org / 07562 635869
Blog posts on previous Death Cafes: