The Groundswell Project has released a news letter, which is linked below:



There’s an energy at Groundswell. We’re connecting with many of you. Thanks for staying connected to us, social change is taking place.

We have talked to many of you recently about your events in the making, including plays, expo, art exhibition, many death cafes, and so much more! If your event or gathering is open to the public, let us help promote your event. It’s okay to not have all the details, let’s get your council and community talking and saving the date with more information to follow.

We have some great offers coming up for all registered event holders, so stay tuned.

Some of you have started to register your events, thank you

You can follow our events here to see if one pops up in your area.


Did you see the video from our CEO, Jessie Williams? You can view it on our D2KDay page HERE. It’s all about our Ten Things to know before you go workshop.

We’ve released two new dates for this valuable online workshop.

  • Thursday, June 10, 2021, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Become informed and start your journey to put your end-of-life wishes into action. To grab your place or to find out more about the workshop, click here.


If you had 5 months to live, what would matter most?

Special event with Talking Sticks

With a prognosis of fewer than 6 months to live, Jeremy Spinak urgently sets out to document for his children who he is, what he has achieved, and what has given his life meaning.  What matters most in life is crystallised as he faces everything he has to lose. As universal as death is, it is only when staring into its face, that the meaning of life becomes apparent. 

Talking Sticks, along with the film’s director Mitzi Goldman $ Jessie Williams, CEO of The Groundswell Project, invites you to join us for this impactful film experience followed by an intimate post-screening conversation between Mitzi Goldman, Jessie Williams, and Mel Greblo.

Jeremy’s story, this film, and our conversation are a clarion call to meaning and meaning-making. An invitation into the chrysalis, into harnessing the significance of our insignificance in this short, while and precious time we call life  

You can view the trailer here

To review ticket options and register, head to:


Compassionate Communities launches in Queensland

Last month we trained 42 Lead Community Connectors across the Sunshine Coast. These wonderful people now have the right tools to connect with their own communities, encouraging others to play a stronger, more confident role, in the care and support of people at the end of life. Thanks to the partnership of the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network. More workshops are planned for Wide Bay and Central QLD in late May/early June. If you’re local or know someone who would like to participate, check out the dates and registration here. Attendance is free.


Illawarra Death Cafe Network

The Illawarra Death Café Network is a project of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Compassionate Communities group. 

The network is going from strength to strength with the regular presentation of Death Cafes across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, including Ulladulla through to Wollongong. 

Death Cafes are safe spaces for everyone to come and talk about anything and everything to do with death, dying, and end of life, while enjoying tea or coffee and something sweet!

Participants are welcome to join in the conversation or simply listen and enjoy the companionship while improving on and expanding their Death Literacy. Topics to date have included personal experiences of caring for loved ones, advance care directives, emotional wills, funeral choices, and end-of-life care. More information about the Death Cafes can be found by joining the Compassionate Communities Illawarra Shoalhaven Facebook page or contacting Carolyn Vaughan by phone 0418480690 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..