End of Life Doula

Welcome to my website. I am Bev Downie and I am a mentored End of Life Doula based near Chichester, West Sussex. If you have found this page perhaps you or someone you love is approaching the end of life, or perhaps you are just curious. Hopefully this site will answer some of your questions and if I can help in any way please do get in touch.

Doulas have been around for centuries and many people have heard of birth doulas.  An End of Life or Death Doula is someone who supports a person who is dying and those around them. They consider the person’s physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs at all times.  They are not a replacement for medical professionals and is not there to give medical advice.   They can help to navigate the complex systems and often confusing events and processes that surround the modern dying experience.

End of Life Doulas are not required to hold particular religious or spiritual beliefs themselves.  Instead they are trained to support people who hold such beliefs as well as those who hold none and see death as final.  An End of Life Doula may be in contact with someone for a prolonged period of time or perhaps just in the final days of life.

You can find out more on the End Of Life Doula UK website by following this link