“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much”

– Helen Keller

Every day, more than 150,000 families experience death and bereavement. Some of these deaths would have been anticipated however, some would be completely unexpected. Regardless, the world changes significantly for many when someone is dying or dies.

Understanding what this means and knowing how we can help before your world, or the world of someone you love changes is why we exist.

Sharing our knowledge about this universal thing called dying, while also learning from those who are part of our community is in all our best interests, and it is this reason why we need your input, stories and contributions. We firmly believe that when it comes to death and dying, together we can do better.

By joining our community, you’ll have access to chat with, share with and learn from people who are travelling a similar journey, whether they themselves are dealing with death or they are supporting a loved one throughout the dying process.  You will find plenty of reading amongst our blogs, you can participate in or read the thoughts that are shared on a variety of topics in our Point of View forum and you can see what’s happening within your local community, and buy or sell equipment via our noticeboard.

Remember, this website has been created to support you and your needs, so if there’s anything specific you’d like to see or something you’d like to know, send us a message via info@dyingtounderstand.com.au. 


One of the essential things to do in life is to give. While we also need funds to continue providing our service to people impacted by death and dying, as a registered charity, we love aligning with and donating to like-minded charities that are making a difference to people in need all over the world.  True giving is voluntary and expects nothing in return. At its core, giving is an expression of love.


We have had a bit of experience when it comes to death and dying and therefore have an opinion about a number of things associated with it. This does not mean that we are right or wrong, but rather that we are open to being challenged in our thinking. Careful consideration has been giving to the topics we share in our blogs and this resources has been designed specifically with you in mind. Feel free to read and share your thoughts, or if you’d like us to address a topic that isn’t there, let us know.

Point of View

This forum is dedicated to you – your thoughts and your opinions, along with any questions or concerns you may have. It is open to our registered community only and is heavily monitored to ensure you feel safe to comment and share your experience associated with death and dying. For us, this is our engine room, a place where we get to hear your thoughts and opinions. We look forward to hearing from you!


The point of this section is to support the needs of our community, whether that be by selling/buying medical or therapy equipment to support those who are dying, share a community event or to make people away of a support group that is running in a specific area. From little things, big things grow.

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