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.

Health information

British Acupuncture Council

Find an accredited private (paid-for) acupuncturist near you in the UK.
0208 735 0400 

British Nutrition Foundation

Online healthy eating and hydration guidance.
020 7557 7930  

British Pain Society

Resources on understanding and managing pain written for people with a terminal illness, including downloadable leaflets, FAQs and a glossary of symptoms. 
020 3668 0406   

Cancer Research UK

Call the Cancer Research information nurses with any questions about cancer. There’s also an interpreting service so that you can talk in your preferred language.
0808 800 4040 

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited voluntary regulator for complementary therapists in the UK. Find a private (paid for) therapist near you or read about the different therapies available.
020 3178 2199  

Health and Care Professions Council

Check whether a healthcare professional is registered to practice across the UK. This doesn’t apply for social workers.
0845 300 6184*   

Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland Gateway

Information on health and social care services in Northern Ireland. Includes advice about healthy lifestyles, health news and online access to medical databases. Search for a local doctor or other health professional.  

HealthTalk Online

Information on a range of illnesses and health-related issues from real life experiences. Includes a forum to talk online to other people in similar situations as you.  

Health Unlocked

Social network of 500 health communities, including illness and symptom-specific groups. Discuss your concerns with and get support from others going through similar experiences.   


Social network for informal online mentoring. You can search for mentors on health and wellbeing topics including diet, fitness and anxiety.   

NHS Live Well

NHS information about wellbeing, including nutrition and exercise advice.  

NHS hospital search (England)

Find a hospital in England, or search by department.   

NHS service search (England)

Search for GPs, nurses, care homes and urgent care services in England.    

NHS Inform (NHS Scotland)

NHS health and care information for people in Scotland. Search for local health services.
0800 22 44 88    

NHS Wales

NHS health and care information for people in Wales. Search for local health services.
0845 46 47*   

Nutritionist Resource

Online directory of private (paid-for) qualified nutritionists, nutritional therapists and dietitians in the UK.   

Organ donation

Information and advice for people interested in organ donation.  There’s also a free 24/7 telephone helpline. Please be aware that there are different regulations depending on where you live in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland).
0300 123 23 23
Northern Ireland:  

Pain Concern

Support and information about pain and pain management in the UK, online and by telephone. Includes a forum and podcasts with real stories.
0300 123 0789 (Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm)   


A free health site which contains over 4,000 health information leaflets, a wellbeing centre, a free health check, and thousands of discussion forums.   

The Reiki Council 

Information on what reiki involves and how to find a private (paid for) reiki practitioner in England. Some people living with a terminal illness have found reiki comforting.   

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

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