What matters to you - conversations that count

This information is sourced from What Matters Conversation 

Sharing what matters to us, how we want live, what is important to us in terms of relationships and well-being are really key conversations to help family and friends to know in advance of any deterioration in health. This will help future care be relevant, personal and meaningful.

A collaboration of many organisations have developed the What Matters Conversation website to help prompt these conversations.

Making the most of life

  • What matters most to me?

  • What may matter to me when I am less well or dying? 

  • What makes me feel most at peace? 

  • What are my networks of support and how can they be supported so that we all remain resilient and well cared for?

Care preferences

  • When I am less well, where do I want to be cared for and by whom?  

  • Is there a point at which I would not want admission to a healthcare facility for further treatment which aims to preserve or extend life?

  • Where might I prefer to be cared for when I am dying? 

  • Who do I want to make decisions for me if I am no longer able to make them for myself? 

  • Do I wish to make a will? 

  • Do I or my family have preferences for what happens after death?

 This information is sourced from  Life-Support UK

Conversations more specifically about care options and questions about death and dying are beautifully addressed in this compelling website - moving bubbles take you on a journey.

A third of us think about death or dying at least once a week, yet most of us find it hard to talk about.

Life Support helps you start these conversations.

A compelling 11 minute video capturing the power of What Matters to Me conversations


What Matters Conversations

Published 20th December 2020

Life-Support UK

Published 20th December 2020


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