In light of the current coronavirus pandemic many will be forced to confront death in ways they never could have comprehended just a few weeks ago. Dying, death and bereavement are difficult to process at any time, but even more so now, when anxiety is high, and people are unable to come together to support each other, attend funerals or even simply say goodbye.
During this period Marie Curie has issued a reminder that you are not alone and that Marie Curie is here to help. As an end of life care charity, specialising in caring for dying people and their families, Marie Curie appreciate how distressing this is for people.
For those that are worried, caring for someone, bereaved, or are working on the frontline, calls can b made via its free telephone support line. Trained staff, including nurses, are ready to provide information and emotional support including bereavement and spiritual support, as well as a check-in and chat service where people can access the compassionate care and support of our volunteers. Health and social care professionals can also use the service for clinical guidance. Where people are struggling to navigate the waters of this pandemic or would simply like someone to speak to, please call the Marie Curie support line free on 0800 090 2309 or visit mariecurie.org.uk/support.
Marie Curie is here to ensure that you are not in this alone.