Let’s Talk About Death

Presented by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and friends.

Death affects us all. Let's talk about it. Join us for a panel discussion with inspirational women who are all trying to change the dialogue around death and grief.

Let’s talk @ VAULT festival is part of an initiative being led by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust called “Let’s talk: Transforming end of life care conversations”. Our aim is to improve the experience of patients, carers, staff and the general public in talking about and preparing for death, both in hospital and in the wider community.

Theatre & Performance
16:30 09 Mar
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
16:30
£6.50
1hr 00m
12+
Local InterestPublic HealthSocial Issues
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About the company

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and friends.

Our panel:
Kris Hallenga
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga and her twin sister Maren. Kris was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23. After finding a lump at 22, living abroad in China for 8 months and eventually visiting her doctor 3 times, Kris was told the news that she had incurable breast cancer. Kris was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties and knew very little about the disease. It struck her that there was very little information out there for young people, educating them about the disease, how they could be looking after themselves and informing them that breast cancer doesn’t just affect women over 50.

Cariad Lloyd
Griefcast host Cariad Lloyd is a comedian, actor, improviser and writer. She has appeared in Alan Partridge, Peep Show, Have I Got News For You, QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie To You, Toast of London, Murder in Successville and Inside No. 9. For BBC Radio 4, she has featured in The Now Show, The News Quiz and the Museum of Curiosity.

Erica Buist
Erica is a freelance journalist, mostly for the Guardian. Following the unexpected death of her father-in-law, she decided to visit seven death festivals and write a book about how people across the world deal with death anxiety. The book, This Party’s Dead, is available to preorder as she’s writing it, from http://Unbound.com

Kimberley St John
Kim is a specialist palliative care nurse and the project lead for “Let’s talk: Transforming end of life care conversations” at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Her work aims to improve the experience of patients, carers, staff and the general public in talking about and preparing for death, both in hospital and in the wider community.

Credits

Chair: Kimberley St John. Kim is a specialist palliative care nurse and the project lead for “Let’s talk: Transforming end of life care conversations” at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Her work aims to improve the experience of patients, carers, staff and the general public in talking about and preparing for death, both in hospital and in the wider community.

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