At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
A chat about death over coffee and cake might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it could get people talking about a subject that is still taboo for many. In our Death Cafés we aim to empower communities with the knowledge, skills and confidence to engage with death, dying and loss.
The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.
A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion rather than a grief support or counselling session.
Please note, this is not a bereavement cafe and is not suitable for anyone who is recently bereaved.
Princess Alice Hospice runs regular death café sessions which are open to everyone. Please click on the following link for further information and how to book a session: https://www.pah.org.uk/events/category/death-cafe/