Need support?

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

 Reopens tomorrow at 10AM

by phone

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

Other health charities

Admiral Nursing Direct (Dementia UK)

Provides Admiral Nurses in England: specialist dementia nurses who give practical and emotional support to families affected by dementia.
0800 888 6678

Alzheimer's Society

Works to improve quality of life for people affected by dementia. Their website includes guidance on diagnosis, symptoms and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, information on local services and support groups.
0300 222 11 22 

Alzheimer’s Scotland – Action on Dementia

Provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. They offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.
0808 808 3000 

British Heart Foundation

Information and support for people with a heart condition or heart disease. 
0300 330 3311 

British Kidney Patient Association

Information and support for kidney patients.
01420 541 424 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Free helpline set up to help support men of all ages and backgrounds talk about their fears and problems.
0800 58 58 58 (5pm-12am) 

Dementia UK

Committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. Their website includes information about the condition and where carers can get support.
0800 888 

Diabetes UK

The Diabetes UK Careline is a dedicated diabetes helpline for all people with diabetes, their friends, family, carers and healthcare professionals. You can also find a local support group online. 
0345 123 2399 or


Provides information and support in the UK for a range of mental health problems. The website includes information about the Mental Capacity Act.
0300 123 3393 
86463 (text) 

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association

Care, research, campaigning and information about motor neurone disease in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their website includes the latest research, as well as guidance on getting support.
0808 802 6262 

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland

Provides care and support to people affected by motor neurone disease in Scotland. They also provide information and education services to healthcare professionals and fund research. 

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

Funds research, gives grants, campaigns for change, provides information and support and invests in specialists in the UK. There’s also a free helpline and email help for anyone affected by the condition.
0808 800 8000 (Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm) 

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Trust

A UK wide charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA), providing information and support.
0333 323 4591

Parkinson’s UK

Support and research. Their website includes information about living with Parkinson’s and where to get support in the UK.
0808 800 0303 


Information and support for anyone with a learning disability or physical impairment. 
0808 800 3333

Stroke Association

Up to date information in audio format for stroke patients, families and carers on everything from life after a stroke to prevention. Also offer communication support and carer support – search the directory of local services.
0303 3033 100

Support in Mind Scotland

Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.
0131 662 4359 

The Terrence Higgins Trust

Provides HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services from local centres in the UK.
0808 802 1221  

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

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