Education

We are passionate about educating people in Scotland to be fully informed about their options when someone dies. We have resources available for the general public and also for professionals who come into contact with dying and newly bereaved people. There are helpful short videos on our youtube channel – Pushing Up the Daisies Scotland.

We provide two online opportunities to explore your options After The Last Breath, to discern what is right for you and those around you. Our aim is that you will gain the knowledge, confidence and curiosity to support you to follow your instincts to best maintain your own well-being when someone dies. 

Intensive Online Course

This course is run several times per year over 9 weeks. It is a mix of self-study and online group activity with 4 live online Q&A/discussion sessions. You receive materials each week including teaching videos, interesting links and illuminating exercises. This is an opportunity to learn with like-minded folks.

Self-paced Modules

The self-paced modules cover the same material as the online course. They are an opportunity to explore the areas of interest to you at your own pace and in your own time. For each module you receive a teaching video (with transcript), interesting links to related material and illuminating exercises.  

Feedback from hospice staff on training

“Fantastic to have this space and opportunity to learn and talk about the hard stuff and the taboo”

“Feel much better informed to help and direct family and patients. We all have options.”

“Very informative. Feel empowered to make decisions in my own life and also more able to speak with people I come into contact with”

We provide, across Scotland, awareness raising talks and a half-day or one-day interactive in-person workshop -“Get familiar with your options when someone dies”- for any community. We support anyone who would like to arrange a “Round the Kitchen Table” session; you provide the cakes and invite a group of friends round and we provide a fascinating and informative afternoon.

We provide input to undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education, and to continuing professional development sessions for nurses and other health professionals.

We are always available to discuss opportunities and possibilities for us to facilitate education. Contact kate@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk to discuss.

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Thank you for contributing towards the essential costs of our charity. We depend on donations to keep the charity running for the benefit of everyone in Scotland, and beyond.

If you are currently a UK taxpayer please  complete a gift aid declaration to boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate. Email this form to admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk

Slow Down When Someone Dies

by Lin Carruthers and Kate Clark

Do the lights go out when someone dies? Are you in the dark about what to do when a person takes their last breath? This life-affirming guide encourages and enables you to explore the options for everyone involved.

It is currently available in paperback and eBook format. It is also available as a pdf by donation from admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk.

We are working on making it available in local bookshops in June 2023.

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This module explores an approach to preparing for your Daisy Days which takes account of yourself and also those central to your life. It covers who can legally make arrangements for you, how to begin, the influences on decisions, explorative conversations, and gives step-by-step guidance to write your “After My Last Breath” letter.

You will receive a link to:

  • watch the module video (approx 30 mins)
  • download the video transcript
  • download an illuminating exercise
  • access other useful resources.

The “Buy Module” button below takes you to PayPal, where you can pay via your PayPal account or use a credit/debit card as a guest. Once you have paid, click on the “Return to Seller” button at the bottom of the page and you will be taken directly to the Module webpage.

To be able to access the materials in the future, you need to store the Module webpage address. Your PayPal receipt gives this address in the Description field. Once on the Module webpage you can give your email address to receive the webpage address by email too.

For further information contact admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.ukan