See what's happening in the Community

You are not logged in.   Log In

Meet the team

As well as sharing experiences with our friendly online community, registered members are able to contact our experienced online team. The Centre is staffed during office hours and the online team aim to reply within 24 hours.

Psychologists and experts from other Maggie's Centres and partner organisations also facilitate some group and individual sessions.

Picture of Topic  'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions


Topic 'Today I am feeling' - managing emotions

Share how you are feeling and swap tips for managing stress with other members and the online team

  • 186 conversations

son given 6 months to live

Started by Anonymous on 31 October 2016 at 19:02

He is 34. How do I support him and his wife and children aged 5 &7?

Comments (2)

latest | oldest

Displaying 2 comments

  • Picture of Tombenefits
    From Tombenefits  
    04 November 2016 at 14:18

    You will be at one time feeling there is nothing you can do then finding there is much that you can do even if you can't take it away.

    While I will leave you in Sue's capable hands to explore things more, do feel free to message me if there are any befits or financial worries or concerns as you start to make some sense of this.

    Best wishes,


    Online Centre Benefits Adviser

  • Picture of SusieQ
    From SusieQ  
    01 November 2016 at 09:28


    Reading your message this morning, I can hear the extreme pain in those few stark words. For a mum to be facing the loss of her child, this sounds as painful as it gets. I'm also aware that you'll be wanting to be strong, to support your son and his family, and the stress on you all sounds immense.

    I'm going to message you privately, if that's OK, so I can find out a little more, and see what particular areas of support you're thinking about. Also, this sounds a hard situation for you, as a parent, so hopefully we can offer you support too...

    Will be in touch by message this morning, so do check your Maggie's Online Centre 'inbox'...

    Warm wishes



Displaying 2 comments

Registered Office: Maggie's, The Stables, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh EH4 2XU   Registered Charity Number: SC024414
The Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Centres Trust is a company limited by guarantee   Company Number: SC162451