Good practice

Engaging with death and dying can be challenging. Before you start, familiarise yourself with good practice, learned through reflection and experience.  

Victoria Slater smiles at Alison Webster who smiles at the camera
Victoria Slater and Alison Webster support each other leading a Death and Life workshop

Click on the yellow links to learn how to lead conversations safely and ethically.

You’ll need help and support in running an event – at least one other person with whom you can pray, plan, and lead. Go to It Takes (At Least) Two to learn why you should put this in place before you begin.

It’s important to be attentive to what people share with us and respect their confidentiality. Read In Confidence for the basic requirements which need to be in place.

Think about how emotionally resilient you are before leading a course or workshop. Find out if you are ready by reading Look After Yourself.

Work on death and dying may put people in touch with deep things. You need to ensure there’s ongoing pastoral support. Learn more at Go the Distance.

Don’t re-invent the wheel. There are many organisations which provide useful information that can support your work. Go to Where You Can Find Help.