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.

Lucy Foss - Education Development Co-ordinator & IQA

Lucy has worked as an English teacher and pastoral tutor in sixth forms colleges. She also co-founded and ran workshops for Little Green Pig, a creative writing charity for young people in Brighton and Hove. More recently, she has undertaken counselling and psychotherapy training, with a particular interest in writing for well-being. Interspersed with her career, Lucy has been bringing up her three young daughters. Her belief in being compassionate and respectful to people at all stages in life has brought her to LWDW.

Elaine Butlin - Operations Consultant

Elaine has a wealth of experience of financial, administration and project management in the charity and commercial sectors.  She believes passionately in supporting and working with communities.  Her own experience of caring and supporting her father at the end of his life, has drawn her to work with Living Well Dying Well.

Christine Absolon - Assistant Administrator

Christine has a background in educational administration and supports the LWDW office by managing general enquiries and administering bookings for the Foundation training courses. She believes in the value of raising awareness of the practical, spiritual and emotional issues around death and dying and is pleased to support the delivery of high quality learning and training in this field.