I am so pleased to have been involved in this innovative project, called the Departure Lounge.
The Academy of Medical Sciences undertook this project to look at peoples views on death and dying, and to provide information to the public on resources available to them at the end of life.
The Academy commissioned a shop unit in Lewisham shopping centre and for a month it was fitted out as an airport departure lounge, but with a different destination.
The Departure Lounge on average had approximately 150 visitors per day and Guides, like myself were available to greet visitors, answer questions, provide information, support those who needed support and generally engage in conversations about death and dying.
Results of the project will be made available to the public and will also inform policy on end of life care.