Dying to Know Day August 8

  • by Kate Bowman
  • August 4, 2021

The Groundswell Project is an Australian not-for-profit that’s socialised conversations around end of life for over a decade. Their ‘Dying to Know Day’ campaign encourages people to come together during August every year to do just that.

Their aim is to motivate everyday people, healthcare organisations & employers to create space for these conversations to happen. They also provide supporting resources and workshops to guide the discussion, and a toolkit to help promote your gathering or event.

Preparing an end-of-life plan, helps those you leave behind honour your final wishes. A plan lays out your choices based on your values, ensuring you depart this world on your own terms. All of this lost, if we don’t start the conversation when we’re well.

Some compelling statistics:

  • Over 70% of Australians want to die at home, but only 14% actually do. Why? It takes planning and people to help to die at home.
  • 75% of people have not discussed end of life with their families
  • 45% of Australians die without even having a will in place!
  • 92% of deaths are expected. Yet despite the knowledge of what’s coming, only 28% have actually had this most important conversation with loved ones

Don’t leave it too late to start having these important conversations.

Visit their website for more information and to access resources to help you plan your own event.

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