The GroundSwell Project, in partnership with the Nepean Blue Mountains PHN have initiated a Compassionate Communities project in the Blue Mountains.
Saturday the 8th of September will be a community meeting about better care for all at end of life.
Everyone is welcome to attend and share their experience and contribute to building a road map towards an integrated compassionate community.
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The South West Compassionate Communities Network (part of GroundSwell's Compassionate Communities National Forum) is set to kick things off with a bang!
The Mini Death Fest is a festival of life, death and how we can best support each other at end of life. It is an opportunity for people in South West WA to find out more about end of life and work out what's most important to you. Activities on the day include a death cafe, DIY coffin painting and the launch of the South West Compassionate Communities with a digital guest appearance by Prof Allan Kellehear.
See the full program below.
Warrnambool District Community Hospice are one of the 8 GroundBreaker communities, part of GroundSwell's National Compassionate Communities Forum.
They've got a double event on for Dying to Know Day this year including announcing the Compassionate Communities initiative and launching a new book; The Living and Dying in Style Manual by Eric Fairbank.
If you're in the Warrnambool area, get down and learn lots of knew things and celebrate the launch of this great initiative!
Full details below.
Creating Compassionate Communities: Building Death Literacy
June 7-8, 2018 | Figtree Conference Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney
Compassionate Communities is a whole of community approach to end of life support where caring for one another at times of need, loss and/or crisis becomes the task and responsibility of everyone.
At the heart of this movement for change, is the adoption of a whole of community approach where formal care provision and informal support networks come together to provide support for people who are dying and grieving.
This two day conference will bring together individuals and groups working at the threshold of innovation in the health space and in community initiatives and who wish to develop the critical awareness and skills in:
- community engagement and community development
- social networks and capacity building
- Partnerships and collaboration
- Evaluating change
To make the most of your learning and networking, we encourage you to register for both days of the conference.
Who is the conference for?
Death literacy conferences bring together an eclectic mix of people from palliative care, primary health, funeral services, celebrants, end of life doulas, care workers, chaplains, as well as researchers and policy makers
For more information or to register, follow the button below: