Thinking about our own death is something most of us are ill-prepared for, and talking about it to others can seem even harder.
You can find really good support from specialist social workers, specialist nurses and hospice staff and we encourage you to use their skills and expertise to help you prepare for your death.
You can also use the thinking tools we’ve developed for people who are approaching death. They will enable you to think about what’s important to you at this time, and how you would like to plan the end of your life.
We’ve found that there are five main areas which people want to think about and plan for. You might like to explore:
For each of these areas we’ve developed a thinking tool, and show you how to use it.
You can look at one or all of the five areas, though we suggest that you approach them in order.
We suggest you complete three other thinking tools before you start this journey. These thinking tools help you to think about your relationships, your story, and what’s important to you: