The GroundSwell Project Blog
This page will keep you updated on all the things we think about, do and come across here at The GroundSwell Project. There will be regular featured articles written by the people creating change at end of life, there will be articles to enhance our literacy on death and dying, there will be photos, videos, stories, glimpses and all kinds of artistic responses to mortality.
Welcome to From the Brink: A Fringe Festival About Ageing, Dying, Grieving, and Our Community! We are so pleased to share this exciting series of events with you here in the Blue Mountains.
In 8 weeks, 300 people from around the world will gather to discuss the Re-claiming of Ageing, Dying, and Grieving
Creative Legacy is on a roll. This award winning arts and health project with Liverpool Hospitals’ Palliative Care service is in its 4th year, and continues to both evolve and delight.
We are delighted to announce that our co-founder Dr Peta Murray has taken up a position as Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne.
Today we head to Parliament House to meet the pollies. Back in the 90’s I did this, but as a student unionist with an axe to grind! This purpose is very different.
We’re inviting our representatives help change how we do end of life care.
Palliative care does amazing work in this country.
The J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust has awarded The GroundSwell Project seed funding to develop our death literacy work over the next 3 years. This significant funding will enable us to develop a death literacy questionnaire with our research partners. This tool will be used to provide a national benchmark of death literacy in Australia and importantly it will provide a way for all organisations and initiatives to measure the social impact of their death literacy work at a local level.
Read Jessie's post for the Centre for Workplace Leadership.
Did you know that half of us would like to know more about DIY funerals. That's right - they actually exist. Read More here
When we think about the end of our lives it is safe to say the majority of us want to die at home and surrounded by family. Today's blog talks about Number 6 of the Ten Things.
The Ten Things workshops are creating a storm around the country. Here we chat to one attendee about his experience.
We’ve been curious for a while about the use of the word “taboo” to describe the response to death so we decided to run a little poll and crowdsource some of your thoughts about death being a taboo.
"I knew I would learn a lot and meet people who have both expertise in the area and different experiences and beliefs around death"
Ashkeeper: A vessel to nourish and replenish your soul with memories of your beloved
Planning ahead is important, but letting people know your plans is also a necessary part of the process.
Caring for a body at home can be confronting, scary, intense, and sad. Here Deathopedia takes a considered look at the process.
Did you know that only 25% of those who are dying talk to their family about their end of life wishes.
A few minutes with one of our Ten Things Workshop attendees on what he walked away with after spending time learning what he didn't know about death.
Given that planning a funeral is so personal, today I’m going to give you some questions to think about; for yourself, your family and friends.
Did you know almost half of us die without a will! What are you going to do about yours?
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