Derbyshire people talk about the last great taboo

Dying Matters Awareness Week: Thank you for your help!

Derby folk have been given the chance to have their say on issues around death and dying in a video produced to mark Dying Matters Awareness Week. Video booths were set up around the city so people could record messages, sharing their thoughts on why they think it is important to talk about dying. People were also able to share their views over social media, by posting videos on the Derby Teaching Hospitals Facebook page, or posting videos on Twitter with the hashtag #DerbysBigConvo.

These powerful ideas have now been made into a video montage below.

We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to those who contributed to this important project. So often in society, death is taboo. With your help, Derby has begun to shed the stigma of talking about death, dying and bereavement.

Knowing what someone wants at the end of their life can make a real difference for individuals, families, carers and the wider community.

Dying Matters is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness of death, dying and bereavement, to remove the stigma attached to conversations about death and dying, and encourage people to talk about how they would like things to happen at the end of their lives.