This is a practical course (non medical, non denominational) for those accompanying or visiting someone at the end of their life. At a time of emotional distress it can be very helpful to be already equipped with an understanding of the stages in dying and how best to offer support. This knowledge may also act as a map to help navigate our own feelings about death. We look at how listening skills and simple acts of kindness can make a great difference to a dying person. As well as times for quiet reflection there is space in the workshop for lightness and laughter. Importantly – there will be cake! This course offers a certificate of attendance which can be an aid for those volunteering at care homes and hospices.