Someone close to me has died

If someone close to you dies from cancer, we are here for you. You don't have to face this alone. We can help you cope with grief, give you information and practical advice and, when you're ready, offer ways to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Macmillan Support Line

Whether you’re worried about money or practical issues, have questions about treatment, or just want someone to listen, call us on 0808 808 0000, Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm.

Macmillan's Online Community

Macmillan’s Online Community is a network of people affected by cancer which anyone can join to get support from others any time. It’s anonymous, and free to join.

More information to help you

  • Bereavement

    You will probably feel a range of emotions if someone close to you has died.

  • Getting support

    You might find it helps to talk to someone if someone close to you has died. Find people who've been there or talk to us.

  • After someone dies

    You might have practical issues to think about. Take your time and remember there are people who can help you if you need it.

Bill stares out of the window drinking tea in his kitchen Bill on bereavement

'It’s not until after she’s gone and the rest of the family goes home that it really hits you.'