A message from Marie Curie Regional Nursing Manager Karen:
"Uncomfortable as it is, the coronavirus pandemic means many of us will be forced to confront death in ways we never could’ve 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 we are unable to come together to support each other, attend funerals or even simply say goodbye.
As such, we want to let your readers know that they are not alone, and that Marie Curie is here to help them. As an end of life care charity, specialising in caring for dying people and their families, we appreciate how distressing this is for people.
So if your readers are worried, caring for someone, bereaved, or are working on the frontline, they can call our 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.
If you are struggling to navigate the waters of this pandemic or if you 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.
In a time when we can’t hold each other’s hands or give one another a hug, Marie Curie is here to ensure that your readers are not in this alone.