Support for mesothelioma

There are many organisations who can help you or your family with any issues relating to mesothelioma. They can provide emotional, practical and legal advice on mesothelioma.

You can also read our information on financial support, and get support for the end of life with mesothelioma.

BLF Helpline

Our helpline team can help you find a local mesothelioma or asbestos support group. They can also answer your questions. Call them on 03000 030 555. Lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Mesothelioma UK

Mesothelioma UK offers a helpline, information about mesothelioma and can help you find a support group or specialist solicitor.

Asbestos Action Tayside

Asbestos Action Tayside provides emotional and practical support.

Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru

AASC gives support to people with asbestos-related disease in Wales. It has a network of support groups and works to raise awareness.

Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK

The forum represents asbestos victims support groups and provides advice on benefits and compensation for those with mesothelioma and their families.

Clydeside Action on Asbestos

CAA campaigns for people with asbestos-related disease in Scotland. It advises on welfare rights and has a network of support groups. CAA can also help you find a specialist solicitor in Scotland.

Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund (MKMRF)

The MKMRF is now part of the BLF. It aims to raise awareness and fund crucial research projects into mesothelioma.

Benefits, money and compensation


Read about benefits and compensation on the government’s main website:

Citizens Advice

Read free online advice and find your local Citizens Advice at

Specialist legal support

If you choose to take legal action, it’s important to work with a solicitor who has specific experience with mesothelioma cases.

Some specialist solicitors are part of our Mesothelioma patrons scheme.

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

APIL has a list of accredited specialist solicitors.

Law Society

The Law Society provides information about organisations and people who provide legal services and are regulated.

England and Wales


Northern Ireland

Carers, family and friends


Carers Trust

Carers UK


Carers Trust

Carers Wales


Care Information Scotland

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Carers NI

Carers Direct

Carers Direct is the NHS resource for carers. It has an online guide to care and support and a helpline.

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