National Palliative Care Week
National Palliative Care Week is an annual awareness raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia.
The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is ‘What matters most?’ and it will be held 20-26 May 2018.
National Palliative Care Week is a national week supported by the Department of Health to raise awareness and understanding about palliative care in the Australian community.
The theme addresses the need for Australians to plan ahead for their end-of-life care and discuss it with their loved ones and health professionals.
PCA will highlight how palliative care can help people with a life-limiting illness to have a high quality of life, right to the end of life.
Dying to Talk Resources
A number of events are planned for National Palliative Care Week 2018 please see our events page for national and local events. If you have an event you would like listed on the page, please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Social Media Resources
PCA will be running social media competitions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Prizes will be available to those who participate. Remember to use our hashtags and logos to promote the week and get more people involved in a great cause.
Hashtags: to join a Twitter conversation or competition use: #npcw18 #dyingtotalk
Our twitter name is: @Pall_Care_Aus
Hashtags for specific competitions will be released when the competitions are announced.
If you have any stories or suggestions you would like to share please contact our media office on email@example.com or call (02) 6232 0700.
Media Release Template
See our media release template to help promote your event during National Palliative Care Week.
- The 2018 National Palliative Care Week theme and key messages
- Communication materials you can access
- Ideas for holding an event
- Tips on engaging your own audiences through traditional and online media
Social Media Videos
PCA encourgae everyone to share our National Palliative Care Week video to raise awareness and help Australians plan ahead for their end-of-life care by working out what matters most to them. We travelled around Australia asking people on the street what matters most to them to create a video series. Watch those videos here.
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