We need to talk about dying

We want to support New Zealanders to have more conversations about death in the hope they might worry about it less.

Death seems to have become a difficult topic for a lot of people. Many of us have lost the knowledge about what happens, what to say to each other, and the options we have for care. That lack of information often results in fear. But dying is often much more peaceful and gentle than people expect.

‘We need to talk about dying’ aims to support communities to reclaim their familiarity with dying by sharing stories and information and to make it easy for them to talk about it more, and to ensure we all feel more ready and able to support each other when we’re grieving.

Death is a social experience, and we all have a role. We need to talk about dying.

Below are some stories from people who have openly shared their experience with death and dying. You can watch more stories here.

Find out more at www.hospice.org.nz/weneedtotalkaboutdying