A POP-UP cafe designed to encourage people to talk about death and bereavement is coming to Bedale this week.

Dying Matters is a coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Every year they host an awareness week where people can run events to try and raise the awareness about the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement.

Hayley Pepe, district nurse team leader for Bedale District Nursing Team –part of South Tees NHS Trust, said: "For Dying Matters Week, we want to show people it is ok to talk about death and dying, and that there are things we can put in place to support people to fulfil their wishes to die at home which is a massive part of our role."

We are therefore holding a “Dead good coffee and cake pop up cafe” between 10am and 3pm in Thursday, May 16 at Bedale Health Clinic. The event is open to anyone and people can come along at any point between those times.

She added: "We have full support from the trust and Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG who will also be sending someone along on the day to support. We have also managed to enlist many different professionals as well as our own District Nursing Team including Marie Curie, Herriot Hospice Home care, Specialist Palliative Care, and funeral directors to come along to the event to give advice and support to anyone who wants to pop along."