Speaking Out Course

Speaking Out Course

Adapted from the NCPC / Dying Matters ‘Speaking out’ training course 2016, with kind permission

Led by: Jill Short, Nurse Specialist & Education Lead

Speaking Out course to equip people with personal experience of End of Life Care with the skills, information and confidence to speak out about their experience and why a campaign to break the taboo around dying, death and bereavement is so important.

Course date

Monday 27th November 09:30 – 16:00

Course Fee

£25 per person to include all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch

Course Venue:

Rowans Hospice, Purbrook Heath Road, Purbrook, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5RU

Target Audience

Public speaking includes many different elements of the work carried out by Staff, Volunteers, Hospice Ambassadors and those who are part of the Communication & Fundraising teams.

Course Information

Staff and Ambassadors working for a hospice may have stories about families and patients that they can use to really show the compassion and depth of our work, to show the real human side. But this is something that requires support and guidance to ensure they are safe and sensitive within that sharing. This course is not about supporting people to talk about death and dying. This course is for equipping people with personal experience of End of Life Care with the skills, information and confidence to speak out about their experience in different formal and informal events.

At the end of this Speaking Out Course you will:

  • Have prepared an outline of what to include about your personal experience when speaking at events about dying, death and bereavement.
  • Been provided with some guidelines about presenting the key messages of NCPC / Dying Matters when speaking at events.
  • Have identified your strengths as a public speaker.
  • Identified ways you can best prepare and protect yourself when speaking out about your personal experiences.
  • Considered what your presentation styles might be and how this relates to the audience.
  • Been given information about where to find resources and further information.
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