Rights and Options Session Coming Up Soon

Join us for an online session where we will delve into our rights in Scotland; what we can expect at each step along the way; and what options we have in terms of working closely with funeral directors, without and everything in between. If you have a question, please come along and ask it! This … Read more

Recent Event in Glasgow Big Succcess

What a powerful day Saturday was at Finn’s Place ! We were so touched by the incredible energy, curiosity and how everyone fully showed up at our first Tending to Death gathering. 25 people in the room. And all participants generously gave so much. I was in awe of the open honesty, the pooling of … Read more

Glasgow Events Coming Up

We are very excited to have two events coming up in Glasgow ༄ Finn’s Place – Sat 4th Nov, 2-4pm ༄ ༄ GalGael – Thurs 9th Nov, 7pm༄ Ever wondered how we tend to those who have died? Ever dreamt of how our communities can weave stories, memories and collective care around death? Come to … Read more

Goodbye to Retiring Trustee

The Board of Trustees wish to extend huge thanks to Lin Carruthers who stood down as Secretary of the charity at the recent AGM. Lin has been a steady hand for the charity in recent years and played a crucial part in creating our online course After the Last Breath – not only writing the … Read more

Feedback from our Demystifying Death Tour

We are back and delighted with the feedback we have received from our demystifying death tour…. “I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you both for such a interesting – and funny! – evening last Wednesday. Your relaxed and informal but also very informative style of communication was perfect for us, and … Read more

Time to Go Home

A daisy on a train! Not something you see everyday! This is a symbol of our fantastic week where we travelled around Scotland on our Demystifying Death Tour. We met lots of amazing people and got to talk about new book, Slow Down When Someone Dies written by Kate Clark and Lin Carruthers. It’s been … Read more

Winner of Inspiring Community Award

Wow – we have won the Inspiring Community Award in the Demystifying Death Awards from the GoodLifeGoodDeathGoodGrief Alliance at the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. What an accolade. We are thrilled. A big thank you. We were also shortlisted in the “Promoting Planning” category, so it’s been quite a week. Huge congratulations to NHS Greater … Read more

Our Daisy Chain in running for award

The Pushing Up The Daisies ‘Daisy Chain’ is in the running for an award. It has been shortlisted for a Demystifying Death Award in the Promoting Planning category. The charity’s Daisy Chain is the first voluntary network in Scotland with trained volunteers able to give advice and guidance to people in their local communities about … Read more

NEW BOOK – Slow Down When Someone Dies

A new self-help guide on what to do when someone dies has been released with the aim of informing people on their practical and legal rights immediately after someone’s death. Featuring information such as the practicalities of moving a deceased loved one in a vehicle to cooling a body should you wish to have it … Read more

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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.

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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.

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