Workshops and Events

GROUP WORKSHOPS

At You n’ Taboo we offer workshops and information sessions on many topics including the following:

  • Navigating advance care planning and end of life paperwork
  • Shroud making and natural burial
  • Family led approaches to home funeral and after death care
 

Workshops can be groups of between 7-25 people and costs will vary but average $75.00 per head.

If you have a group of people and would like to book a workshop please get in touch here. We are happy to tailor content to you group and their needs. Alternatively you can join our mailing list (scroll to the bottom of this page) to stay informed of our upcoming events.

List of workshops

Dying to Learn

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Dying to Talk

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Dying to DIY Death

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INFORMATION SESSIONS

We are also happy to come and host a free 20-30 minute Q&A session for any interest groups.

In the past we have spoken with various groups and organisations such as senior citizen clubs, Rotary, University of 3rd Age, Probus, Palliative Care staff, Dying to Know Day groups and pastoral care teams.

HIRE BEC AS A SPEAKER

If you would like to have Bec speak to your group about dying, death, her Fellowship or anything in between she is available by request; please contact us with details of what you have in mind and we will be able to provide tailored information, including costs.

PUBLIC EVENTS

Recently, we made the decision to take the conversation out into the community.

We are committed to taking the conversation about death and dying into a public space with the purpose of engaging and educating people in the many facets of these issues.

We travel all over the State to talk to Community Groups and at Public events, promoting the conversation around death and dying and working to inform people of their rights and options according to Tasmanian law. We are passionate that people have all the information available and are in the best position possible to make informed choices when the time comes.

Some of the places we have attended and groups we have spoken to include – Rotary Clubs, University of the 3rd Age, Probus, Community Centres, Deloraine Craft Fair, the Hobart Show, the Wellness Expo and Senior Citizens meetings. If you have a club or an interest group and you’d like us to talk, please get in touch! 

In the past we have held public events in place of that initial monthly meeting. During COVID the regular events ceased. 

We have hosted events such as a workshop on eulogy writing, a forum of dying and the community, the opening of West Moonah Coffin Club, a double movie screening and most recently a shroud making workshop and are looking to begin again soon.

Would you like to know more or get involved?

There are lots of ways that you can help us if you have the time to get involved with helping the planning and organising required. A lot of work goes into the planning, advertising and preparation of our events, talks and attendances at fairs and expos. Things you could help with include –

  • Talk to people, about You n’ Taboo, about our events and about death and dying in general
  • Marketing (distributing our posters and fliers, letting people know by word of mouth, sharing the events on social media, calling into the radio to tell them about what we are up to etc)
  • Helping on the day – there are so many tasks that need to be done during an event, we are pretty good planners but sometimes we just need feet on the ground, manning the register, checking off tickets, putting out sandwiches whatever it is we are always happy for another pair of hands
  • Give us feedback – we need to know what you think and what you would like to have us do more of. Let us know about your local events, expos and fairs, local meetings and groups that may be interested in hearing from us or people that might benefit from talking to us.
  • Gather information – there are so many incredible death related things going on around Tasmania, Australia and the world. We can’t go to everything! But with the help of others, we can stay informed on many fronts, so let us know if you go to a death related event – tell us who was there and what you learned. By sharing the information, we can help advance the cause of death literacy. We could put a little report from you up on our blog page or if you chose, we’d be happy to feature a guest post (obviously we would need to read it first).

If you have any suggestions about expos or shows you’d like us to attend or ideas for our public events, please go to our contact page and let us know! We are always keen to hear from you and open to all kinds of ideas.