Who We Are

Hermione Elliott - Director

Hermione has a background in nursing, midwifery, counselling, palliative care and training and is the founder of Living Well, Dying Well. She has worked internationally and lived in Japan for four years, where her book Gan No Serufu Hiringu, a self-help guide for people with cancer, was published. She is passionate about care of the whole person – physical, emotional and spiritual – and about upholding dignity and self-determination at every stage of life.

Athina Davies - Education and Development

Athina’s career has been in education and training, as a teacher and advisory teacher through all stages and ages. She also studied counselling. The deaths of her parents and close friends brought her into contact with the various aspects of death and dying and, eventually, to Living Well Dying Well. She is particularly interested in community approaches, capacity building and developing our social capital.

Elaine Butlin - Administrator

Elaine has a wealth of experience of financial and administrative management in the charity and commercial sectors.  She believes passionately in supporting and working with communities.  Her own experience ensuring her father had a good death, has drawn her to work with Living Well Dying Well.