A lively place for conversations about death, grief and life.

With this leitmotif, we want to create a group -based exchange about death, grief and life without agenda, goals or permanently fixed topics. It is more of a free discussion group than a bereavement support or counseling session. Also, the Death Cafe in Essen is not just a funeral cafe. Rather, it should close the gap between mourning work and the other social points of contact.

Our target group and motivation.

Together we want to gather in an open round with interested people to eat cake, drink tea and to discuss death in an animated and lively way. Both are by no means mutually exclusive. The Death Cafe is not only open to affected people who have experienced loss and grief, but in general to the general interested public of all ages, regardless of the youth grief group. The Death Cafe in Essen is moderated by the current management team of Junge Trauer Essen.

Our goal is to "raise awareness of death to help people make the most of their (final) life".

A global movement provides the framework.

The Death Cafe in Essen is to take place as part of the global movement of the same name. Death Cafe is a social franchise. This means that individuals who are committed to the guideline and principles of this franchise will use the name " Death Cafe, post events on the movement's website and correspond with the press as a partner be able.

Death cafes spread quite quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. To date, as of fall 2011, there are a total of 14,638 Death Cafes. Obviously there are many people who enjoy talking about death and have their own Death Cafes as part of a passionate commitment.

The Death Cafe model was created by Jon Underwood, as well as Sue Barsky Reid based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz and volunteered by Jon Underwood until June 2017 Hackney, east London. Jon passed away on June 27, 2017 and the franchise is currently managed by Susan Barsky Reid , Jon's mother, and his Sister Jools Barsky. Also Lizzy Miles , who ran the first Death Cafe in the US, and Megan Mooney who is the Facebook -Page of Death Cafe have played a significant role in the development of the movement.

The principles of the Death Cafe in Essen:

  • The purpose is non-profit
  • The exchange takes place in an accessible, respectful and confidential space
  • There are no intentions to lead people to any conclusion, product or course of action
  • For the physical well-being, drinks and nutritious food, as well as pastries and cakes are provided for a mere contribution to expenses

Deathcafe BannerAre you interested and has your curiosity been aroused?

Then just come to one of our next Death Cafes in Essen. The venue is the Unperfekthaus in Essen. In the calendar of events, in the events on the Junge Trauer Essen Facebook page or on the Death Cafe profile of Junge Trauer Essen you will find the current dates for the Death Cafes in Essen. You can get access to the Unperfekthaus and the event room of the Death Cafe by paying the basic rate of 9 euros. This includes unlimited use of the club area and the drinks stations in the Unperfekthaus.

Feel free to register non-binding to the next Death Cafe by email or contact form .

You can find more information about the Death Cafe in Essen in this article and general information and global movement news "Death Cafe" here.