Lifestyle

Dying Matters

As the poet Philip Larkin wrote about death, “Most things may never happen: this one will”.

So, while it remains the most sensitive of subjects, death is something we all have to face up to. Here we offer advice and insight on loss and bereavement.

The average cost of a funeral in the UK is £3,757
What to do when someone dies
When you’ve lost someone dear to you, it’s hard to know what you need to do next. Our guide should help you with the practicalities.

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Severe reactions to bereavement affect approximately 10-15% of people
How to cope with grief
If you have lost someone, here are some ideas for beginning to cope with the grieving process.

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80% of people say they would donate their organs after death
What is opt out donation and how can it save lives?
Jane Abbott, Benenden Hospital Director, explores the topic of opt out donation

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Over 60% of the population don't have a will
Do I need a will?
Discover why it's so important to leave a will...

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Over a third of people living with a long-term health condition say they don't feel supported
Coping with a long-term health condition or terminal illness
Being diagnosed, and living with, a long-term or terminal health condition isn’t just about your physical health. It can take its toll on your mental health, too.

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One in four deaths in the UK are unexpected
How to support someone struggling with grief
It can be hard to have a conversation with someone close to you, who’s lost a loved one. Our guide is here to help you get started.

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87% of outpatients would like their relatives to be involved in their decisions about resuscitation
Talking about resuscitation
End of life CPR is understandably a very emotional subject that people often feel uncomfortable talking about.

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