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Death Cafe Central Coast is a SUCCESS!

Posted by on June 24, 2013

I am pleased to announce that the Central Coast’s first ever Death Cafe was a huge success!

22 people attended (23 including me) and the lovely Nick McDougal from SBS Television even turned up to film the event for a feature on The Feed!

There was not a tear in sight all evening, and laughter and chatter filled the places that some may assume a morbid vibe might reside.

Here’s a snapshot of the feedback received:

  • 94.8% of those completing evaluations rated the event overall as 4/5 or above (5 being “excellent”).
  • 60% of those who clearly answered the question, said that attending this event affected their feelings about death and/or life.
  • 81.3% of those who clearly answered the question regarding how well the structure of the discussion at the Death Cafe worked, rated 4/5 or above (5 being “very well). And 15.8% of people suggested that “more time” would be better.
  • 86.6% of people clearly answering the question rated the overall quality of the facilitation of the event as 4/5 or above (5 being “excellent”) with the most popular suggestion for improvement being “more time”.
  • 93.8% of those clearly answering the question, rated the overall quality of the food and beverages as 4/5 or above (5 being “excellent”).

The most common words used to sum up the event were:
1. “open/openness” (most popular)
2. “Friendly/very friendly”
3. “Honest/honesty”
4. “welcoming/very welcoming”

Others included: encouraging, invigorating, comforting and stimulating (and many many more!)

  • 89.5% of responses were clearly encouraging of others who might be considering attending a Death Cafe.

Overall, a GREAT first Death Cafe. And whilst we cannot please all the people all the time, there are certainly some areas where we can make some improvements.

Thank you Hatters Tea House and Annie for being such a great venue and host. We love you!!!!!

Want more? Check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecentralcoast/  and https://www.facebook.com/groups/doulasforthedying/

June Death Cafe Group Photo

2 Responses to Death Cafe Central Coast is a SUCCESS!

  1. Sue

    Ooh, glad to hear of a Death Cafe starting up in Australia. I have been reading about it with interest for the past few months, and am considering starting one up myself in Victoria. So glad to hear that this went so well.

    • admin

      Hi Sue,

      If I can be of eny help with you starting one in Victoria, please let me know. Happy to share learning/structure etc from our first one. Our next is an all-dayer on 8th Aug – “Dying to KNow” day.

      Best of luck. Do it!!! DC rocks!!! :)

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