A HOSPICE awareness week takes place across Tendring from Monday.
St Helena Hospice is staging the event with the theme ‘It’s time we talked’.
It hopes to make people open up more about death and bereavement.
Tendring Day Centre, in Clacton, is holding an afternoon tea at 2pm on Monday which is open to the public.
Other events are taking place at the hospice's bookshop in Frinton and its music stores in Clacton and Frinton.