Death Chat

Death Chat is a sociable occasion where people can gather and talk about how death and illness are, have, or may in future affect their lives. It is a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored and understood. There is no taboo.

At times ilness, and especially serious illness, can become isolating for individuals and families. So, Death Chat is an open group that seeks to increase awareness of death matters. We are hopeful that the conversations we have can help us to make the most of our finite lives.

Death Chat is open and accessible to anyone who wishes to attend. You do not have to be a patient at Earl Mountbatten Hospice. We are respectful and have no intention of leading conversations to a particular conclusion. It is confidential and a place where you can express your ideas, beliefs, feelings about death and its meaning to you.

To find details of the topics being discussed each week, visit our events page and look under 'Hospice events'

Subjects discussed so far have included:
  • What is a good death?
  • How do we manage our digital legacy?
  • The afterlife
  • Euthanasia
Death Chat is every Monday between 6pm and 7:30pm, in the John Cheverton Centre. If you are a new member who would like to attend, you can let reception know when you arrive and they will alert the group members to come and meet you.

"They anticipate my needs and I believe go the extra mile in ensuring the quality of my life is enhanced".


Wendy Young, patient