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Taking Time to Talk


Join the Taking Time to Talk campaign and celebrate with Palliative Care Victoria, 40 years of service to Victorians with a life-limiting illness

You are invited to get together with work colleagues, family or friends to enjoy a cuppa and talk about how living well matters to you.

What is Taking Time to Talk about?

A recent survey, commissioned by Palliative Care Victoria, has shown whilst most Victorians agree it is important to talk openly about death and dying, in reality people rarely do. The survey revealed that almost half of Victorians had never, or rarely spoken about these matters with their friends and family over the past 12 months.

This data shows the need for more open conversations and greater education around topics like death, grief and palliative care within the community.

To assist Victorians to have these conversations Palliative Care Victoria has compiled free resources, available to download below. It is hoped the Taking Time to Talk resources will help Victorians navigate these difficult discussions and in turn, increase awareness and understanding about palliative and end of life care so that they can make informed choices.

Topics and potential speakers

Below is a list of topics for discussion at your event or you may wish to invite a speaker. This list is by no means exhaustive.

  • Advance Care Planning (or Farewell Wishes).
  • Writing a will.
  • Palliative care. How it can help and how to access.
  • Palliative Care and cultural diversity.
  • Talking about death and dying. How to have the conversation.
  • How can I support someone who is dying and their family?.
  • Palliative care volunteering

Register your event

Registering your event enables you to request resources and giveaways. You can also seek assistance with identifying a speaker on one of the suggested topics for your event.

To register your event please click here

Event Hosting Resources

The below resources have been created to help anyone hosting an event (click on link or relevant image below)

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