Dying Matters in Essex

Posted on: April 19, 2021

Dying Matters in Essex (DMIE) CIC has launched to support residents of Essex who are impacted by death, dying and loss.

Our communities limited understanding and knowledge around death, dying and loss have been brought acutely to the attention of DMIE and they want to help.

We will all die one day, but today we are dealing with the devastating impact of Covid19. There are many dying alone or unable to be with loved ones in their final moment, unable to attend funerals to grieve and console one another in what is often a shared experience.

Dying Matters in Essex Director, Devika Chowdhury, says “We realise that it’s not most people’s cup of tea to discuss death and dying but if we are being honest, these events have often been uplifting. There is a weight lifted, there is laughter and it is such a privilege to share these moments with people. Of course, there is also sadness, anger and emptiness, we know that it is tough and that is why we don’t want people to feel alone in their experience”

This year we will be running a programme of events across the week from May 10th – 16th, this will be advertised on our website, facebook, twitter etc.


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Notes to editors

Made up of five local Directors, this group began working together in early 2018 and has been slowly but surely growing a network of partners now reaching 40 different organisation and individuals all supporting the National Dying Matters Awareness Week campaign.

For further information please contact Devika Chowdhury by emailing [email protected] or calling 07842410570, feel free to text or WhatsApp if I don’t answer your call, I may be with clients.

There is an attached photo of the Directors on a Zoom meeting available for use. Clockwise from left to right: Delyse Jackaman, Devika Chowdhury, Edith Miller, Clare Turner & Veronica Sadowsky.

The website (www.dyingmattersinessex.org.uk) is constantly being updated with information about events taking place during and around Dying Matters Awareness week.

Author: Jade Bolton
Categories: News

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