Event tips for hosts

Need some help with your event?

Advance care planning discussions can bring up some wonderful topics and provide a unique opportunity to learn more about the people in your life and what matters most to them. 

Here are some tips to make the most of your event:

Before your event

  • Give people enough time to organise to attend, which means it's good to get the word out about your event sooner rather than later. You can promote your event by registering it on our website, and sharing your event on your social media accounts
  • Hang posters around your office, organisation and community centre to let people know it’s happening. You can download customisable posters where you can add the details of your event too.
  • Register your event to get an event listing on our What's On page of our National Advance Care Planning Week website

During your event

  • The goal of your event is to get people talking about advance care planning. We recommend introducing advance care planning at the start of your event. Our fact sheet can provide talking points. See resources for your state or territory.
  • Try our conversation starters to help open up the conversation on the day
  • It can be hard to have these conversations, so remind everyone to be patient and be open to listening to what others are saying
  • It can help to tell your attendees what they can expect from the event
  • Remember there is no right and wrong; everyone has different values, preferences and beliefs
  • Understand that advance care planning when done well is done over time. It all starts with a conversation and your event is about empowering people to have that discussion and to think about what matter to them
  • Nothing is set in stone. The great thing about any type of plan is they change! Advance care planning is like any type of planning, it can can and will change. If something changes, you can update documentation and have more conversations
  • Share photos with us from your event via #acpweek18
  • Look at our event resources for hosts to help promote your event.
  • Download some activities or resources to use during your event to help start the conversation.

After your event

  • Share your photos and highlights with us after the event via Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn using #acpweek18
  • Send photos through to our team and tell us how it went.
  • We will also send you a survey to fill out after the event so that we can continue to improve.
Booklets and Guides

Advance care planning companion guides

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Advance Care Planning

A personal guide

This guide is designed to help you think about your future healthcare choices, to be used alongside the companion booklet, 'Getting started'.

Download (PDF, 2.7MB)
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Advance Care Planning

Getting started

This booklet is designed to support you in the process of developing an Advance Care Directive, alongside the companion publication, 'A personal guide'.

Download (PDF, 4.3MB)