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.

In Conversation

At Poppy’s, nothing matters more than our people. Only by nurturing and developing our own excellent people can we continue to provide the best possible death care when our clients need us most. That’s why, when our People Manager Vicki goes on maternity leave this summer, we’re looking for a progressive people lead.

In Conversation

After Fran Hall’s husband Steve died with Covid in 2020, she became an active member of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice Campaign. Here she tells us why the National Covid Memorial Wall matters so much and why she and other families are campaigning for justice.

In Conversation

In her role as Consultant in Palliative Care at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Ruth Ting creates safe spaces for her patients to talk about life and death. In this blog, she explains what a palliative care doctor does, what she has learnt from her patients and debunks some myths about palliative care.

In Conversation

Over half the UK population now identify as having no religion, which means that many people are seeking alternatives to religious funerals.

In Conversation

Freddie Young reflects on more than fifty years working at Lambeth’s cemeteries and crematoria, the impact of the job on his life and the questions he gets asked about his work.

In Conversation

Would you like to build your own coffin? Meet Jane Morgan and Ruth Valentine, two funeral celebrants who co-founded the north London branch of Coffin Club. They talk feminism and death care, funeral poverty and learning how to live with death.