Doulas – Doing Death Differently – A Conference for Professionals & the Public – London – FULLY BOOKED

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Date / Starting Date - 30/03/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Mary’s Church London
Wyndham Place, York Street




We are sorry to announce our conference is now fully booked. Please do send an email via our contact page so that you can be put on a Waiting List in case there are any cancellations.  Thank you.

How can we normalise death and dying?  How can we work towards a death that is a true reflection of our life – not separate from our community but among the people we know and love?  This down-to-earth day explores ways to be more at home and comfortable with death – daring to think about dying – how we would want it and where we would want it to be. Inclusive with a pragmatic and compassionate thread all the way through, bringing new perspectives and showcasing pioneering work.


Hermione Elliott Pioneer of the End of Life Doula Movement in the UK and Director of Living Well Dying Well
Death is not an accident
There are no experts in death – it is not a matter for health professionals only. With an aging population and fewer resources, it is vital as citizens, we begin to have confidence in our deepest wisdom and knowing about death. Coming together to foster communities of people who are more prepared and empowered to be alongside death and dying, is the only sensible way to go.

Dr Kathryn Mannix Patron of End of Life Doula UK
With the End in Mind
Confronting the dying process allows us to plan for and relate to our dearest people over the last part of their lives. People who are your friend, your sister, your dad, your son.  Dying people embrace living not because they are unusual or brave, but because that’s what humans do – normal humans, dying normal human deaths offering us illumination, models for action, and hope.

Dr Mark Taubert Consultant in palliative medicine and honorary senior lecturer for Cardiff University School of Medicine
This is real life – not Holby City
Doing everything doesn’t come without cost. There’s the down payment of pain and suffering, whether in the form of gruelling chemotherapy regimens, or ribs cracked by CPR.  Patients can end up sacrificing their comfort, their independence and their dignity, pursuing brutal treatments with slim odds of ever being well.  All because it felt a bit awkward to talk about this topic when they were still feeling well.

Coffin Club
Sex, Intimacy & Dying
Dying on Your Holidays
Ripping off Grandad and Grandma
Being a Hospice Nurse in My Community
End of Life in a Hospital – A Doula Perspective
This is what a Compassionate Neighbour looks like
Being a Doula in My Community

Holding Space
Rebecca Kenyon Director
Follows 3 people and their End of Life Doulas

Booking Conditions

Booking Conditions and Cancellation Policy. Booking a place represents a commitment to attend every day of the course booked, which may involve two or more blocks some weeks apart. Before booking a place please ensure that you can commit to all dates of the course.

If you wish to cancel within 14 days of making your booking you will receive a full refund of the price paid. In the event of a cancellation after 14 days, the deposit element of £100 is non-refundable.

If you cancel up to 28 days before the course starts, 25% of the course fee is retained. If less than 28 days notice is given, 50% of fee will be retained. If less than 14 days notice the full fee will be retained. All cancellations must be received in writing either by letter or email.

We regret requests to transfer to a future course rather than a complete cancellation will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and will incur an administration fee of £50.

In the unlikely event of cancellation by LWDW it should be noted that we will not be held liable for any participants’ travel/accommodation costs.

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If you choose to pay offline we please make your payment as follows, we will confirm your place once payment have been received.

By cheque: Made payable to LWDW Training Ltd

By BACS: Triodos Bank, Sort Code: 16-58-10, Acc. No: 20713924

Please send cheques to LWDW Event Registration, Office 2, First Floor, 139 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XS

Online Booking and Prices

This event is fully booked.