What the heck is a Death Café?
At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.
The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death, with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.’
A Death Café has no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion, rather than a grief support or counseling session.
Death Cafés are always offered:
– On a not for profit basis
– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product, or course of action
– Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!
The Death Café model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz.