Need support?

Living with a terminal illness and looking for support? Our Support Line team are here to help. 

 Open today until 6PM

by phone

 0800 090 2309 Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Find out more about our Support Line.

Marie Curie Support Line

Call us free on 0800 090 2309*

We’re here for you with the support you need, when you need it

If you're living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness, we’re here to offer practical information and emotional support, whatever your situation.

Christmas opening times

  • 23 December 11am - 5pm
  • 24 December (Christmas Eve) 10am - 4pm
  • 25 December (Christmas Day) 10am - 2pm
  • 26 December (Boxing Day) 10am - 2pm
  • 27 - 29 December 8am-6pm
  • 30 December 11am - 5pm
  • 31 December (New Years Eve) 10am - 4pm
  • 1 January (New Years Day) 10am - 2pm
  • 2 January 8am - 6pm

Call our free and confidential Support Line

Whether you have questions on managing day-to-day care, are looking for financial information or just need a friendly ear – we’re here to listen and help.

Our Support Line is open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 5pm Saturday.

*Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Your call may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

The Marie Curie Support Line is a free service where anything discussed will remain confidential, unless there is a risk of serious harm to you or others, and in some other specific circumstances outlined in our confidentiality statement.

A young man calls our support line for advice

Online chat

Alternatively, you can chat with our trained staff via our online chat service. Simply click on the icon in the banner at the top of this page to get started.

If the team are busy helping other callers and you can’t get through straightaway, please do try again in a few minutes.

To find out more about how our online web chat service works, visit our online chat page.


Looking for out-of-hours help?

If you need to talk to someone when our Support Line is closed, you can:

  • speak to the Samaritans   for emotional support - call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org  
  • call your GP to be directed to out-of-hours services in your area 
  • call 111 for medical help or advice from the NHS when it's not an emergency
  • call 999 for emergency services.

You can also visit our directory of support organisations  or read our information about out of hours help .

Our How we can help pages also include information on every aspect of living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness. 

You can also connect with our online community   to get support from other people affected by terminal illness who understand what you’re going through.

Our Support Line Team is here to help you.
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