Wessex Research Group Network - Bereavement and Death

Bereavement and Death

This page lists organisations concerned with bereavement and death, an aspect of life that often has profound impact upon consciousness.
Title Martinsey Isle Trust
Location Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Contact Judith Pidgeon
Tel +44 (0) 1258 475125
Email Judith
Web www.martinsey.org.uk (problem with site please contact group)
Schedule The Martinsey Isle Trust, a small local charity, is based in Somerset and Dorset. It runs various initiatives countrywide on issues around death, funerals, bereavement and beyond, and local initiatives with the community, offering self empowerment and shared support in Sturminster Newton, Dorset: Awareness Days; an impartial Resource and Information Centre, and various Bereavement Drop-in Activities, Organiser of the festival in Glastonbury, Dominic Quarrell, also aims to acknowledge the impact of Death and Loss in the community and find strategies for End-of-Life Care and Grief issues by involving Members of the Community in sharing care and responsibility. Both see Celebrating and Remembering the Dead as a vital part of this in a culture where death is often hidden away, seen as a medical failure or a failure of 'God', and where life must be lived at all cost and at speed.
Title Transitus
Location Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Contact Judith Pidgeon
Tel +44 (0) 1258 475125
Email Judith
Web www.martinsey.org.uk (problem with site please contact group)
Schedule Transius is a holistic network and resource list to support a change of approach to physical death, dying and continuity of consciousness before during and after life. It operates as part of the Martinsey Isle Trust
Title Dying Matters

Freephone 08000 21 44 66

Email info@dyingmatters.org
Web www.dyingmatters.org
Schedule The Dying Matters Coalition is led by the National Council for Palliative Care, the umbrella charity for end of life care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is a coalition of 30,000 members across England and Wales which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life
Title Where Two Worlds Meet
Location St Ives Cornwall
Contact Archa
Tel +44 (0) 1736 799231
Email archasans@onetel.com
Web livinganddying.co.uk
Schedule Where two worlds meet have for over 9 years organised workshops that transform peoples perceptions of death and dying, supporting people in seeing death not as the enemy but as an integral part of life. Workshops are held in Cornwall and Dorset.
Title Afterlife Research Centre
Email discarnates@googlemail.com (Jack Hunter)
Web www.afterliferesearch.co.uk
Schedule The Afterlife Research Centre (ARC) is an international network of researchers exploring anthropological and ethnographic approaches to the study of the afterlife, the spirit world, mediumship, trance, possession, shamanism, healing, and religious experience. Founded in 2007 by Dr Fiona Bowie and a group of research students working in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol, the ARC became a growing independent network of researchers from the UK and elsewhere in the world
Title Centre for Death and Society
Location University of Bath, Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath
Bath, BA2 7AY
Tel +44 (0) 1225 386949
Email cdas@bath.ac.uk
Web www.afterliferesearch.co.uk
Schedule The Centre for Death & Society (CDAS) was established in September 2005 and is based in the Department of Social and Policy Studies at the University of Bath.

Our internationally recognised research on social aspects of death, dying and bereavement focuses on:

  • the experiences of people facing death and bereavement
  • practice and policy concerning the dying, the dead, and the bereaved
  • how end-of-life practices require yet can also foster community development
  • relationships between the living and the dead
  • how all this is influenced by economics, politics, inequality, social networks, technology and culture



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