Talking
Death

We believe it’s time to start a more open conversation about death and what it means to us today. There’s so much room to explore what feels meaningful and what our choices really are. This blog is a place to share new ideas, practical advice, and stories from the frontlines of death and dying.

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In Conversation

Jackie Engelberg is the Development Worker for Grief Encounters and Grief Meets, which supports LGBTQ+ people who have experienced bereavement. Here, she talks to us about the importance of peer support, why LGBTQ+ specialist services are still needed and how this project is the perfect fit for her.

In Conversation

For Baby Loss Awareness Week, Carla shares her experiences of fertility treatment, miscarriage and grief — and how she made peace with the struggles she faced.

In Conversation

Clare Montagu joins Poppy’s this week as our new Chief Operating Officer, leading our plans to reach more people and develop our service. Here, Clare explains why she’s excited about her new role, how working in a hospice has encouraged her to talk more openly about death and dying, and her plans for her own funeral.

In Conversation

For Organ Donation Week, we spoke to Gemma Morris about her family's decision to donate her husband’s organs after his death and what this decision means to her today.

In Conversation

Emma, Sarah and Amy come from different backgrounds and work at Poppy’s in different roles. They got together to chat about their experiences as women in the funeral sector, what drew them to Poppy’s and the values which underpin their working lives.

In Conversation

In this blog, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne and Richard Keagan-Bull explore how funeral rituals at L’Arche can show us how to make funerals more accessible for people with learning disabilities — and for everyone.