We are sorry to hear about your losses and what you are currently
Are you aware that you can also speak to your GP about how you are
feeling and what your struggles are as they may be able to suggest different
types of support options in your local area?
With the loss of a loved one, and all your other life changes, people have
told us that they often feel a range of emotions and and it can help to talk.
Some prefer to do this with people they feel comfortable with whereas others choose
to talk to someone that is removed from the experience such as a helpline or support
group. We have some information on our website about how you may be able to
access these types of support here: http://bit.ly/2iBeQ0b
You may already be aware of an additional resource called Silverline; they can offer friendship and
advice to older people over the phone and are open 24 hours a day, every day of
the year. You can reach them by calling 0800 4 70 80 90.
Another charity that you may choose to get in touch with is Age UK; they are known to offer telephone befriending and in some areas, face
to face support. To find out what support they may be able to offer, you can
contact 0800 055 6112.
On our Support Line, we aren’t trained counsellors however we are here
to offer a listening ear if you ever need to talk about your losses. You can
reach us by calling Freephone 0800 090 2309 or through our web chat function by
clicking here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line
Marie Curie Support Line