While a visit to a ‘death cafe’ may not sound that appealing, they are certainly experiencing an increase in popularity – so what exactly are they? Death cafes provide a comfortable environment in which people can talk openly about the sometimes uncomfortable subject of death.
Some of these meetings are now starting to return to the face-to-face format, while others are continuing online via zoom or facebook for the moment.
Having the opportunity to speak about death related issues in a friendly, open environment can help to reduce fears and anxieties. Reducing these anxieties can also have a positive impact on general wellbeing.
This idea was first spotted at: Sky News
How can I help someone to do this?
You could help someone to search for a death cafe meeting. If they are not already registered with the necessary website or application, you could help them get set up.