Breaking the taboo around death with young people

Breaking the taboo around death with young people

Anyone with an interest in young people and building resilience is invited to the free ‘Dying 2 Talk Practitioner Online Event’ on Thursday 9th December 2021, 12 – 5pm.

The ‘Dying 2 Talk’ project aimed to co-produce resources with, and for young people, to prompt conversations about death, dying and bereavement.

And now partners want to share learning from the project, both in terms of working co-productively with young people and in relation to breaking down barriers to helping young people talk – and feel more comfortable about – this sensitive subject.

Partners welcome both those who have an interest in this subject and those who have expertise they would like to share, such as

• Practitioners and professionals who work with young people
• Practitioners and professionals who have experience and/ or expertise in bereavement, death and dying
• Practitioners and professionals who are interested in developing a model of a compassionate community for young people
• Researchers in co-production with young people
• Researchers in death, dying and bereavement
• Researchers in the Compassionate City model
• Anyone interested in developing their knowledge and experience of this subject area.

The project is a partnership between the Universities of Bradford and Wolverhampton and Child Bereavement UK, funded by AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council).

Drawing on the work of Allan Kellehear, the project aims to build a model of a compassionate community that can be adopted by schools and youth groups, building resilience in the next generation, buttressing their mental health for the future and helping to break down the taboo around the subject of death.

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