Need support?

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

 Reopens today at 8AM

by phone

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

General support

7th Heaven Animal Rescue

Information about pet rehoming in Northern Ireland.
02894 432229    

Blue Cross 

Offers advice on rehoming pets, with rehoming centres in England and Wales.
0300 790 9903     

Books Beyond Words

Books, e-books and downloadable resources for people who find it easier to understand pictures than words, including people with learning difficulties. Topics like 'Getting on with cancer', 'When Mum died' and 'When Dad died'.
020 7492 2559   

British Association for Music Therapy

Promotes understanding of using music for emotional wellbeing. Includes a UK-wide directory of private (paid-for) music therapists.
020 7837 6100     


Confidential 24/7 helpline for children and young people in the UK up to age 19. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Available by phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat.
0800 1111    

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The Cinnamon Trust

UK-wide charity for people in their last years and their companion animals. A network of volunteers provides practical pet care services and fostering is also available for long hospital stays.
01736 757 900     


The website of local government in Scotland. Find your local council in Scotland.  


A closed forum for dads to discuss parenthood and other topics.     

The Gender Trust

A caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.
01527 894 838

Information about government services and state benefits in England, Scotland and Wales.    

Human Tissue Authority

Practical and legal information on what’s involved in donating your body to science in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
020 7269 1900  

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National Animal Welfare Trust 

A UK animal welfare charity operating five rehoming centres across the south of England.
020 8950 0177


Parenting support for mums covering matters from anxiety to bereavement.

Government information and services for people living in Northern Ireland.     


24/7 helpline for anyone experiencing emotional distress in the UK.
116 123    

Scottish Government website

Information about devolved government services in Scotland. It covers health, education, justice, housing, rural affairs and the environment.
0300 244 4000

Scottish SPCA

Information about rehoming pets in Scotland, including rehoming centre contact details.
03000 999 999  

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Stonewall is Britain’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, working to create a world where every single person can be accepted without exception. 
08000 50 20 20  

Stonewall Cymru
029 2023 7744  

Stonewall Scotland
0131 474 8019  


Offers confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.
01708 765 200        

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