Dying to Talk? Co-producing resources with young people to get them talking about bereavement, death and dying
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AbstractThe Dying to Talk project in Bradford, UK aimed to build resilience in young people around the topic of death, dying and bereavement. Starting conversations early in life could buttress people’s future wellbeing when faced with bereavement and indeed their own mortality. Research indicates that a key feature in young people’s experience of bereavement is ‘powerlessness’ (Ribbens McCarthy, 2007). Drawing on the principles of co-production, young people led the development of the project aimed at encouraging young people to talk about death, using archaeology as a facilitator to those conversations. The partnership between the University of Bradford, the voluntary sector and the young people proved to be a positive and empowering one. It laid the foundations for future collaboration and developed a framework for engaging young people in talking about death, building their resilience for dealing with death and dying in the future – a step towards building a ‘compassionate city’ for young people (Kellehear, 2012).
CitationBooth, J., Croucher, K. and Bryant, E. (2020) Dying to Talk? Co-producing resources with young people to get them talking about bereavement, death and dying, Voluntary Sector Review., 12(3), 333-357. https://doi.org/10.1332/204080520X16014085811284
JournalVoluntary Sector Review
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Policy Press in Voluntary Sector Review on 26/10/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1332/204080520X16014085811284 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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