Amanda Blainey is a speaker and social media activist in the growing death movement and founder of Doing Death

In addition to working with patients at the Peace Hospice in Hertfordshire as an emotional & spiritual wellbeing volunteer, she regularly runs a death cafe in St Albans which is a safe space for people to discuss any topics surrounding death and dying. She is a Volunteer for  'The Hospice Biographers' charity who record life stories of the terminally ill in hospices throughout the UK.  Her hope is that by opening up authentic conversation and embracing death and dying she can help dispel some of the fear and taboo surrounding it, and inspire people to have an enriching, more meaningful life.