The theme this year is 'Are We Ready?'
Dying Matters Week, which runs from 13 to 19 May, is part of a national campaign, run by Dying Matters. It aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and encourage people to make plans for the end of life.
For the last couple of years, Dying Matters Awareness Week has challenged us all to answer a question: What Can You Do? How can we help ourselves, or families and our communities face up to death and bereavement?
Each Awareness Week has "themes" for each weekday. The idea behind which is that these will generate more specific conversation and give people a chance to ask questions or share things that aren't often covered in as much depth.
This year the themes are:
- Monday - Funeral costs
- Tuesday - Memorialisation
- Wednesday - Grieving for a pet
- Thursday - Support for those who are estranged from/have no family
- Friday - Diversity and inclusion at end of life
Dying Matters Awareness Week is led by Hospice UK and takes place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Don't forget to use the hashtag #AreWeReady? when joining in on social media!