Finding someone to talk to can sometimes be difficult. There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about liver conditions. You might not feel comfortable talking openly about what is going on.
In this case it might help to pick just one or two people who you trust to listen and to keep your information to themselves.
You can find out more advice to help with telling other people here.
Talking to others in a similar situation can also be a big help. We have an online community that is open to anyone with a liver condition and to their family, friends, and carers. We also offer support groups. Including a group for carers.
Our free helpline is run by specialist liver nurses. They talk to lots of carers and family members. They can help you with things like understanding test results, coping with symptoms and how to get the most out of medical appointments.
You can call them free on 0800 652 7330
from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
You can also email them at email@example.com.
Our mental health page has some ideas that might help when you are struggling. It also has links to other organisations and support services.
The Samaritans helpline offers 24/7 support for whatever you are going through. Big or small. You can call them on 116 123 or click on the link to find out other ways to contact them.
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Published: January 2024