Our Programmes

Achieving change through community conversation, active engagement and individual learning.

Final Chapters

Final Chapters – Palliative and End-of-Life Care – Education for Everyone

Improves knowledge and understanding of palliative care, end-of-life care and bereavement.


  • Informed choices about future care plans
  • How to support others impacted by death, dying, caregiving and bereavement.

Duration 2.5 hours.


Advance Care Planning (ACP) Introduction

Appropriate to everyone 18 years+ who are interested in living for today and planning for tomorrow. Practical guidance on to how to ensure that your preference are known.


  • Advance Care Planning
  • Will Writing
  • Funeral Planning
  • Organ Donation
  • Sharing Your Wishes

Duration 1.5 hours.

Compassionate Conversations

Our Compassionate Conversations workshop helps to:

  • Build capacity to have ‘tender’ conversations.
  • Learn the importance of compassion
  • Develop deep listening skills
  • Maintain healthy boundaries
  • Build confidence in becoming an active citizen

We encourage opportunities to talk about experiences, knowledge, feelings and beliefs on advanced illness, caregiving and bereavement.  Because these compassionate conversations are important in reducing social isolation and loneliness for those people impacted by serious health issues.

Duration 1.5 hours.

Compassionate Neighbours

Our Compassionate Neighbours programme is the projects active citizen initiative.  Through raising awareness, education and facilitation we work with individuals and communities to co-develop social and practical support that allows people to live well within their communities until the end of life.

The Compassionate Neighbour Workshop is designed to raise peoples’ awareness on the needs of people living with advanced illness and frailty.  At the end of the workshop people will be more confident when offering support that helps to reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness.

Duration 2 hours.

Death Positive Libraries NI

Death Positive Libraries NI

Death Positive Libraries NI (DPLNI) is an initiative that aims to improve the health and death literacy of communities by providing access to information and events that remove the barriers that people experience to talking about death and dying.

In collaboration with Libraries NI we seek to fill a gap in public access to books and literary resources that cover a range of topics about death, dying and bereavement. Books offer readers practical information on planning for end of life, guidance on how to have tender conversations about death and dying, and provides people with an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of living through the realities of a health crisis.

The Heart of Living and Dying

It’s important to think about these things when we are well. It reminds us of what is important now, to help us get the best out of life! It also helps us start thinking about planning ahead, for when life may change.

Comfort Packs

The Northern Trust works with local communities to support families whose loved ones have been suddenly taken into hospital, or who are ill & dying in hospital. Together we provide families with ‘Comfort Packs’ containing essential items, so they don’t have to leave their loved ones at critical times. The Comfort Packs provide comfort when they need it most.

Donations are always very welcome.

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