Day­time Death Cafe date

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

THE first day­time Death Cafe will be held in Perth later this month, af­ter the suc­cess of three evening events in the city.

R a ch e l We i s s , c o - founder of Rowan Con­sul­tancy, will be one of the hosts. She said:“The event is about pro­vid­ing a neu­tral space for peo­ple to talk about one of the last taboo sub­jects, death.

“As a so­ci­ety, we tend to deny death, con­stantly seek­ing cures, but we will all die even­tu­ally.

“In other so­ci­eties, and pre­vi­ously in the UK, death is more vis­i­ble, more part of life, with peo­ple dy­ing at home and bod­ies be­ing viewed in the home. But here, many peo­ple will not see a dead per­son un­til they are mid­dle-aged them­selves, and may not know what to do when some­one dies, both prac­ti­cally and emo­tion­ally.

“Death cafes pro­vide a space to talk about your own death, or a rel­a­tive’s, to share ex­pe­ri­ences and some­times even jokes.”

The ses­sion will be held at the Queens Ho­tel on Fri­day Septem­ber 29, from 10am-noon.

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