Where can I get more help?
Thinking and talking about the end of life can be difficult. Take your time. You might want to talk to your family, friends, health and social care professionals about the end of life.
These organisations can give you further help and information.
Age UK – produces a range of information about the end of life
0800 678 1602
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – provides a list of qualified psychotherapists and counsellors
Carers UK – provides support for carers
0808 808 7777
Cinnamon Trust – a network of volunteers that provides dog walking and pet fostering while owners are in hospital
Citizens Advice – provides free advice on benefits, legal rights and NHS services
Cruse Bereavement Care – information and support for bereaved people
0808 808 1677
Child Bereavement UK – support for bereaved families
0800 02 888 40
Dying Matters - helps people talk more openly about death, dying and bereavement, and make plans for the end of life
GOV.UK – practical help about death and dying, including dealing with a death abroad, registering a death, a guide to sorting out property and death, and bereavement
What to do after a death In England or Wales, is produced by the Department for Work and Pensions. What to do after a death in Scotland is available if you live in Scotland and there is a checklist relating to deaths in Northern Ireland.
Hospice UK –for information about local hospice care
020 7520 8200
The Law Society – a guide to writing a will and specialist solicitors in your area
020 7242 1222
Macmillan Cancer Support – provides information, advice and support for people with cancer and their families
0808 808 00 00
Marie Curie – provides information and emotional support if you're living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness
0800 090 2309
National Council for Palliative Care – promotes the extension and improvement of palliative care services
020 7697 1520
Natural Death Centre – support for those dying at home
01962 712 690
Office of the Public Guardian – these organisations help people plan ahead and register lasting powers of attorney across the UK
England and Wales
0300 456 0300
028 9072 5953
Samaritans - provides emotional support to anyone who is going through emotional distress or struggling to cope
Call: 116 123
Thinking about the end of your life
It can be difficult to think about death, but planning ahead can help both you and your loved ones.