Death Doula

What is a Death Doula?

We plan for the birth of a child. Why not plan for the end of our lives too?

A Death Doula is not a new concept. It’s something people have been doing for thousands of years, in many cultures. It involves all non-medical support, for you and your loved ones, when you’re given a terminal diagnosis, or when you are coming to the end of your life.

Some people doing this work are called End-Of-Life Consultants, or Deathwalkers. I like to use Death Doula or Deathwalker, as I don’t want to shy away from what we are really talking about. I want to dispel the fear around the word ‘Death’.

How I can help you

As a Death Doula or Deathwalker, I offer non-medical support for you and your loved ones, when you’re given a terminal diagnosis, or when you are coming to the end of your life. I walk alongside you and your loved ones, in service to you.

I can take you from when you are well, through to supporting family & friends in their bereavement.

There are many ways I can support you or your loved ones. Here are some of them.

Practical Support

  • Help with Legal forms
  • Ensure your Will is up to date
  • Empowering people to make their own choices & know what options are available
  • Advocate for you when needed, with your care team.
  • Support you in making a plan for your last days, weeks or months.

Emotional Support

  • Be a listening ear – sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone you don’t know!
  • Sit with you, while your carer takes a break
  • Make you a cuppa, when you want one
  • Talk about any concerns you have around dying
  • Read aloud to you
  • Sing a song for you
  • Be with you when you are actually dying

Other Support

  • Assist and facilitate your funeral, co-creating a beautiful ceremony for those who remain
  • Help with a written/video history of your life
  • Help with a legacy project
  • Many other things, just ask!