Your Complete Guide to End of Life and Advance Care Planning

Think Ahead is a practical tool and customisable guide for advance care planning and end of life. It helps you document your healthcare choices and personal wishes. On this page, you will find resources to help you start to think and talk about your preferences for end of life. You can also get your Think Ahead Planning Pack right here.

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What is Advance Care Planning?

How to discuss, reflect, and record your personal preferences and healthcare choices about end of life

Get Your Think Ahead Planning Pack

Order (and have it posted to you) or download (for free) the Think Ahead Planning Pack. You may also place bulk orders here

Training & Events

We regularly host and attend events around the country, as well as online. Check back often for trainings for individuals, carers and healthcare staff

Completing Think Ahead


How to refuse treatments, request treatments, and appoint someone to speak on your behalf

Personal Care

Receiving the care that matters to you, and putting your house in order for end of life

Care After Death

Plan now to celebrate your life, your way. From funerals to your final resting place to organ donation

Further Resources

Think Ahead for GPs/Healthcare Workers

How to use Think Ahead in your practice, and what to do when patients come in ready to talk about end of life

Start to Talk (about Death and Dying)

Some practical help and guides to help those difficult conversations start to flow

FAQs/Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions and answers about advance care planning.