The aim of a Death Café is to provide a forum where people can speak to each other about death as a natural part of life.
Please arrive on time so we can start the conversation together.
Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group and not a grief support or counselling session. To make it a safe and welcoming space we ask everyone to respect the differences in people’s experience, thoughts or beliefs and to keep personal stories confidential.
Death Cafés operate with no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action.
If you have been recently bereaved our Bereavement Café might be more appropriate.
Creating Conversations in Croydon is a collaborative community project run by St Christopher’s in partnership with Age UK Croydon and Cruse Croydon. The aim of the project is to help people of all ages talk more openly about death, dying and their plans for end of life.
It has been funded by Croydon Clinical Commissioning group to support the people of Croydon to begin the process of change.
This proactive project aims to inform and encourage people to think and talk about their end of life wishes and choices including where they would like to die, understanding the legal medical directives involved, reflecting on their funeral wishes and, above all else, sharing their wishes with family and friends. Research has shown this gives all involved peace of mind and reduces family conflicts