Hospice Curiosity Day
For most of us, talking about death is a difficult conversation. Pretty ironic as it's the one thing that we are all going to experience. At Birmingham St Mary's Hospice, we encourage these conversations as we know they can be very helpful to us as human beings. Talking about death doesn't make it more likely to happen but it can make it easier.
That’s why we’re hosting a Curiosity Day at the Hospice, so that we can help inspire and provoke conversations around death and dying.
We believe that by giving people the confidence to open up these conversations, we can enable more individuals and their loved ones to have the best possible quality of life as they deal with illness and approach dying.
Coinciding with national campaign Dying Matters Awareness Week, our informative open day will give you the opportunity to:
- Hear about a personal experience of hospice care
- Take a guided tour around the Hospice and our beautiful garden
- Chat to hospice staff and volunteers about living and dying
- See artworks from our Day Hospice group and meet our artist in residence
- Learn about funerals and what options are available
- Find out answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask
- Enjoy light bites, tea and cake
Centred around the theme ‘curiosity’, this will be your chance to ask professionals what really happens at the end of life and find out why it’s so important that we talk more about death and dying.
The event takes place on Friday 17th May, 1.30pm to 5 pm, at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, B29 7DA.
The open day is free to attend but we advise you to book tickets in advance here: https://birminghamhospice.eventbrite.co.uk