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Are you comfortable talking about death?

The “D” Word Workshop is coming to Wheathampstead to help start the conversation about death and dying.

Date:               Monday 4th February 2019
Time:              9am – 12.30pm
Location:       Hewitt Room, Wheathampstead Memorial Hall
Organiser:     Wheathampstead Parish Council

About the workshop

What will you get out of it?
After attending the workshop you should feel more comfortable to talk about death and dying, and more empowered to start ‘difficult’ conversations with your family, patients, colleagues or friends

Why would you want to come?
To learn more and dispel some of the myths around the subject, and to understand that death can be peaceful, especially if you make some plans while you are well.

Is it depressing?
It will be serious in places but ultimately its freeing and uplifting because talking about death and dying itself can reduce fear.

About the facilitators

Jo qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990, a Midwife and then Soul Midwife (companion to the dying). She has had many roles in and around healthcare including as a Complimentary Therapist in Hospices, and as a Butterfly Volunteer (supporting patients in the last days of life) in two acute hospitals.

Jo and Liz founded the Charity, in memory of Liz’s mother, Anne Robson, in December 2017. Together they are working to create more teams of Butterfly Volunteers who support hospital patients in the last days of life. With such a fundamental understanding of what it takes to help others to have a ‘good death’, they are keen to share their knowledge in order to start the conversation.

For more information on their work go to

To book a place or for more information, contact Wheathampstead Parish Council on 01582 832541 or email

Anne Robson Trust is a registered charity in England & Wales: 1178352