A new film looks at how talking about your wishes for after death now can help alleviate the stresses of planning a goodbye and make sure you get the send-off you deserve.
In September St Luke’s Hospice released, ‘Your Life, Your Choice, Your Plan, Let’s Talk’. It’s a film created by St Luke’s alongside other prominent organisations in Basildon & Thurrock, & the long awaited premiere was at the magical venue, Old Regent Ballroom.
The short film shows a diverse group of people, talking about their own bucket lists, memories & things they may wish to happen at their own funeral.
Penny Meadows, St Luke’s Hospice, Wellbeing & Information Facilitator said, "The Dying Matters campaign this year aims to encourage the nation to take five crucial actions in order to be ready for someone’s end of life wishes. The message is that by focusing on five things you can do today it will make life easier for your family & loved ones when you die. No one likes to think about their own mortality, much less discuss it. So we are hoping that by raising awareness of these five practical steps, we can all discuss the matter while we are still in good health, as this will help alleviate problems that could occur later.’’
The five steps are:
- Make a Will
- Record your funeral wishes
- Plan your future care and support
- Register as an organ donor
- Tell your loved ones your wishes