Online Community offline - Thursday 9 March, 9-11am

Hi everyone,

We’re going to be doing some essential maintenance work on this site on Thursday 9 March, which unfortunately means that it will be offline for a little while.

It will be going offline from 9am and will be back by 11am (or earlier if we can manage it).

I know how important it is to many of you to be able to get support through the Online Community, and I’m really sorry that this will be unavailable during this time. We do need to do these technical updates to keep the site working smoothly, and we’ll do our best to keep the downtime to a minimum.

If you need someone to talk to during this time, here are some people that can help.

  • To talk about terminal illness and end of life: Marie Curie helpline, 0800 090 2309
  • To talk about bereavement: Cruse Bereavement helpline, 0808 808 1677
  • For a listening ear about anything that’s bothering you: Samaritans, 116 123

If you have any questions, please give me a shout by replying to this post or emailing me on