Death seems like a daunting and overwhelming subject but it is the one thing that truly connects us all. Every one of us will experience the loss of a loved one during our lifetime, which will also come to an end. However, it can be challenging to start a conversation about a topic that is potentially incredibly emotionally triggering for people. We're introducing Death Cafe at We Connect as a space for you to come along and discuss the subject with others.
Starting this Monday 5th December and running every first Monday of the month at We Connect.
What is Death Cafe?
The Death Cafe model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz. It is a safe space for people to gather, enjoy a hot drink and some cake (or biscuits whatever you fancy) and discuss death. The objective is simply to
'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.
A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
Like everything we do at RCV UK, the Death Cafe is not-for-profit and volunteer-led. We promise that the death cafes will be accessible, confidential, and respectful places and run in line with the official Death Cafe guidance. To learn more about Death Cafe you can visit their website here.
When is it Held?
Our Death Cafe will be held at our We Connect Coffee Shop and Pantry every first Monday of the month. The Coffee Shop, which can be found at 60 Tredegar Street in Risca is a comfortable and welcoming environment designed to help you relax and feels like a home away from home. Parking is available on Tredegar street or there is a car park at Risca Rugby Club, which is a short two minute walk from We Connect.
Keep up to date with the activities and clubs launching at We Connect by following our Facebook page.
Death Cafe run at We Connect is not a counseling service and should not be treated as such. We encourage everyone who needs support or grief counseling to contact their GP and discuss counseling options.