Educating the young about death and dying, then, offers the opportunity to challenge the unwanted consequences of not talking - which, according to the Dying Matters coalition
, includes the family not knowing how to best help or support their dying loved one, the dying person feeling frightened and distressed, and the issue of people dying without a will - leaving the family unsure about funeral wishes.
Sky worked with the Dying Matters Coalition
putting together the thought-provoking series.
Butterwick Hospice Care is a member of the Dying Matters Coalition
which is a group of 32,000 organisations across the UK who are working together to try to raise public awareness about the importance of talking more openly about death, dying and bereavement.
Part of the reason for this, according to Claire Harris of the Dying Matters Coalition
, is an inability to open up about death.
Byline: Claire Henry Chief Executive Dying Matters Coalition
"Worryingly, the Dying Matters Coalition
found that Wales prepares less than other parts of the UK for end of life, in particular identifying preferences regarding care people want, and telling people about their end-of-life wishes.
A new study by Byw Nawr (Live Now) and the Dying Matters Coalition
claims people risk leaving their affairs "in a mess" because they are too afraid to talk about dying.
CLAIRE Henry, chief executive of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition
said: "The way we care for dying people says something fundamental about our values as a society, as well as being an acid test for how well the NHS is working, which is why so many of these findings are so deeply disturbing.
Claire Henry, chief of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition
, said the RCP report was "deeply disturbing".
The research, also carried out by the Dying Matters Coalition
and National Bereavement Alliance, revealed eight out of 10 people think giving employees paid bereavement leave if they had lost a child, parent or partner would be beneficial to the employer in the long term.
With hundreds of members in the local area and 30,000 across England the Dying Matters Coalition
is making a real difference by breaking the taboo around discussing dying and future plans.
The scheme has been developed by the Dying Matters Coalition
and the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD).