Someone I know has mesothelioma

I care, so I am a carer



A diagnosis of mesothelioma doesn’t just affect the person with the disease, those close to them are affected too.

  • You may want to offer practical help, or emotional support
  • You may struggle with your own feelings about the diagnosis


Whether you live with them full time or not, if they are a family member, friend or colleague, being a carer for someone can mean:

  • Emotional support – company, a friendly face, a listening ear
  • Helping with daily tasks
  • Driving them to appointments
  • Talking to other people on their behalf, such as health and social care professionals
  • Helping with personal care such as bathing and dressing



If any of the above applies to you, we are here to support you.  Read on to find out how.



The Mesothelioma UK Carers’ Hour is designed specifically to support anyone who knows someone living with mesothelioma.

Not everyone knows how it feels to have a family member or friend living with mesothelioma. Our monthly Carers’ Hour is an opportunity to talk to those who know exactly how it feels.

Facilitated by one of our Mesothelioma UK nurses, should any clinical questions arise, the meetings take place virtually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 2pm. For joining details, please contact



Local support groups across the UK that can offer help and support locally to patients, carers and family members.

Mesothelioma UK fund specialist financial advisors, if you need advice on benefits see our patient information leaflets – downloadble leaflet on benefits.

If you’re thinking about claiming compensation, it is advisable to use solicitors who specialise in asbestos disease claims as this is a distinct area of law with its own specific practices and procedures. For more information see our legal advice page.

Our support line team can provide information, emotional support and signpost you to other services. During office hours, we have one of our Mesothelioma UK specialist nurses available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns or drop us an email anytime.

0800 169 2409

(3 minutes)