A big list of death literacy, planning & conversation tools

Build your death literacy by making your way through this list of resources.

Lots of inspiration for Dying To Know Day August 8th

We will keep updating the list so add yours below.

Social action and social change projects

Public Health and Palliative Care International Developing Compassionate Communities

Dying Matters - England

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief Scotland

Institute of Palliative Medicine Kerala & Tracks We Leave - A WHO demonstration project that is now a WHO Centre for excellence in palliative care.

The Order of the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty and her crew make death awareness funky.

Caring at end of life research University of Western Sydney - Australia - researching social networks at end of life and how compassionate communities can be developed by Palliative care services.

The Lien Foundation - Life Before DeathQuality of Death Index

The Natural Death Centre Charity UK

Dying for Change report from DEMOS

Charles Leadbeater, leading authority on innovation and creativity and the co-author of the UK report 'Dying for Change' presenting in Sydney for The GroundSwell Project on June 13, 2011. 


Talking about Death & Conversation projects

These projects promote the importance of promoting conversations about death and dying as part of life.

Death Cafe - what our conversation with Jon Underwood chat on youtube here. Use the Death Cafe website to find your local Death Cafe in Australia and around the world.

Death over Dinner project

Conversations for Life UK - a great project using community development and film

The Conversation Project - USA - see there FABULOUS conversation starter kits.

To Absent Friends - Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance

Engage with Grace - simple approach to a complex issue

Design for Death and My Gift of Grace game cards - love card games! This one has been thoughtfully planned, and codesigned with the people who will use them.

Die-alogue Cafe Newcastle - lots of local resources and information and a model to encourage conversation


Planning for end of life tools


Films and talks

LIfe Before Death Short Films

FilmLife Project - a unique way to have the the chat about organ and tissue donation.

TED Talks about death - We’ve compiled some of our faves.

Love in your own time - Australian Documentary a film by Tom Murray and Madeleine Hetherton, is a documentary on the big things in life: birth, love, and death.

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