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Death is part of life. Let’s talk about it…?

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How do we discuss death? Where do we begin? Come join us to get to know the Life Cafe and Death Cafe.

Thinking and talking about death, end of life arrangements and loss can be daunting and difficult. How do we discuss death? Where do we begin? If you have been wondering about these matters, come join us in one of our sessions to get to know the Life Cafe and Death Cafe.

The Life Café is a set of guided group activities designed to promote and support conversations about what individuals find meaningful in life and in care. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes.

You can look forward to experiencing one of these cafe formats as a participant in a relaxing and supportive setting and explore with others who may be in similar positions, how these approaches might ease you into taking the first step to consider and talk about what matters at the end. Book a slot in one of our sessions now! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The event is free but spaces are limited. We understand that unforeseen circumstances may prevent you from attending the session you have registered for. We appreciate that you notify us in advance; this can help us ensure that interested parties on the waiting list have an opportunity to attend the event and for us to prepare.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Lab4Living is one of the longest established living labs in Europe and is based in Sheffield Hallam University. The trans-disciplinary research group gathers and works with a community of researchers and partners in design, healthcare and creative practice to develop products, services and interventions that promote dignity and enhance quality of life.

Compassionate Sheffield is here to collaborate with individuals, communities and organisations, enabling them to do the small things that make a big difference to our life and experiences of death. Connecting and supporting people, communities and organisations to harness the power of compassion, will create a happier and healthier Sheffield.


Penny Merrett is an End of Life Doula who facilitates Death Cafes in various venues in Sheffield as well as a monthly online Death Cafe.

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