Special days can evoke a whole range of emotions whether you or your family are affected by a terminal illness or if you have lost a loved one. Events, such as Mother’s Day, may be a chance to celebrate the ones you love and/or remember the loved ones you have lost.
Whether this upcoming Mother's Day will bring you sadness or will be a time to cherish the ones you love, it’s important to take it gently, be kind to yourself and do what you feel comfortable doing. Being flexible with your day and adapting plans accordingly can take some of the pressure off what can be a day full of emotions, memories or expectations.
As we are now in March, I thought that it might be a good opportunity to let you know that we will be open 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Mother’s Day. We will be available in the lead up to Mother’s Day, on the day or at any time thereafter. If you aren’t aware of our normal Support Line opening hours, you can find them on our website here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/marie-curie-support-line . Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, here on the Community, via private message or by Freephone on 0800 090 2309.
As this is my first post, I also just wanted to quickly introduce myself; my name is Angharad and I’m the newest member of the Support Line team , having joined just under six months ago. From reading all the community posts, I have truly enjoyed seeing how by sharing a bit about your experience, you can reassure others that they are not alone. It is encouraging to see how the community is used as a friendly space to talk freely about how you are feeling, whilst knowing that other people can relate to you.
Please feel free to introduce yourself to me and others here on the Community or if you feel comfortable to do so, please don’t be afraid to share a memory of a loved one or what your plans may be this coming Mother’s Day.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Angharad – Support Line Officer.