Ready for a dead good chat?

Thu 17th March 2022

It’s the one thing that will affect us all – death. So, we want to help raise awareness and get people talking so they can make the most of their lives.

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and have open conversations about life and death.

There’s no agenda or themes – just the chance to have a dead good chat.

Join us on Thursday 24 March, 10am – 12noon at the Langley Room, Linskill Centre, North Shields, NE30 2AY

Please book by calling Michelle Spencer on 0191 257 8000.

A Death Cafe is space for open and confidential discussion. However, it is not a bereavement counselling or support service. If you are recently bereaved and are seeking professional support, please contact your GP or a relevant service for advice, such as one listed below.


Bereavement Support

Below is a list of places where you can access support.

Age UK

Anxious Minds

At a Loss

The UK’s signposting website for the bereaved


Provide support for people bereaved by a death on the road

Care for the Family

Child Bereavement UK

Includes Live Chat via the website

Tel: 0800 02 888 40

Coroners’ Courts Support Service

Provide support to people where there is an inquest following a death

Tel: 0300 111 2141

Cruse Bereavement Care

Tel: 0808 808 1677

Dying Matters


Grief Chat

Grief Encounter

Tel: 0808 802 0111

Interfaith and Multifaith


Online support for children and young people

Lullaby Trust

Support for anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child

Marie Curie

Tel: 0800 090 2309

National Bereavement Alliance

National Bereavement Partnership

Tel: 0800 448 0800


Supports pastoral, spiritual, and religious care in healthcare, particularly at end-of-life

North Tyneside Carers Centre


Tel: 116 123 free from any phone

Tel: 0330 094 5717

Local call charges apply


Support for anyone affected by the death of a baby

Tel: 0808 1643332


Support when someone has died suddenly, or too soon in their lives

Tel: 0800 2600 400

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Tel: 0300 111 5065

The Compassionate Friends

Tel: 0345 123 2304

The Good Grief Trust

Way Widowed and Young

For people aged 50 or under when their partner died

Winstons Wish

Tel: 08088 020 021

Bereavement support online

The following is a list of nationally produced online information, which families and carers can be signposted to about grief, funerals and support in exceptional times.

Child Bereavement UK

Compassion in Dying

Helping people prepare for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes

Tel: 0800 999 2434

Cruse Bereavement Care

Books for children