Submitted for publication in the Essex Chronicle
An open network of charities, businesses and individuals collaborate to raise awareness of death, death and bereavement in Essex
Dying Matters in Essex (DMIE) CIC was launched to support residents of Essex who are touched by death, death and loss.
The limited understanding and knowledge of communities regarding death, death and loss has been brought to the attention of DMIE and they want to help.
A representative from DMIE said: âWe will all die one day, but today we face the devastating impact of Covid-19.
“There are many dead alone or unable to be with loved ones in their last moments, unable to attend funerals to mourn and console themselves in what is often a shared experience.”
Dying Matters in Essex Director Devika Chowdhury said: âWe realize that it’s not most people’s cup of tea to discuss death and dying, but if we’re honest these events have often been uplifting.
âThere is a weight lifted, there is laughter and it is such a privilege to share these moments with people. Of course there is also the sadness, anger and emptiness, we know it is. hard and that’s why we don’t want people to feel alone in their experience â
DMIE will organize a program of events from May 10 to 16, this will be announced on their website and on social networks.
The Essex Chronicle covers areas including, but not limited to Burnham-on-Crouch, Chelmsford, Great Baddow and Witham, Essex.