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Think Ahead Training and Events

Become a Think Ahead Champion

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Expand awareness of advance care planning by becoming a Think Ahead Champion. Think Ahead Champions are responsible for delivering trainings and workshops on advance care planning to their colleagues and communities.

Applications for the July 2024 Think Ahead Champions series are now closed. Applicants will be notified on availability of placement by June 21st, 2024.

Think Ahead Training and Events

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Past Events

Intro to Future Care Planning for Families & Carers

Helping a friend or family member to plan for the future can be overwhelming. In this Introduction to Advance (future) Care Planning, our Think Ahead Programme Lead, Valerie Smith, shares tips on starting the conversation, practical tools to record wishes, and legal and medical preferences.

Special Topic for GP Surgeries: Advance Care Planning Is Preventative Medicine

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Putting Your House in Order

Lunch & Learn

Hospital Staff Training

Valerie Smith facilitated education sessions on Think Ahead Planning Packs to Sligo University Hospital (SUH) staff, coordinated by End-of-Life Co-ordinators.

Pride in Death

Death and dying aren’t often talked about, but they touch us all. Following a successful LGBTQIA+ Death Cafe held during Palliative Care Week 2022, LGBT Ireland, Irish Hospice Foundation and All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care held a ‘Chat with Strangers’ to kickstart thinking ahead and reflecting on what death, dying and loss means to us.

Starting at the End

Photographer: Jose Bateira

Good Day Cork and Irish Hospice Foundation held a morning of storytelling and zine making on death and dying at the Grand Parade Library, Cork. A courageous, creative approach to starting to talk about the end, and thinking about your own wishes for when the time comes in a small group setting.

To book a webinar or event, please contact [email protected], or call (01) 963 1161.