Support for cancer, pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage and stillbirth, congenital & genetic conditions can be found via the main navigation menu
NHS – Allergies
Information on symptoms, causes and treatment of allergies.
Information and support for anyone living with severe allergies.
Supporting those with allergy and intolerance.
Advice and support for anyone affected by Asthma.
Helpline: 0300 222 5800 (Monday –Friday 9am – 5pm)
Versus Arthritis offer support advice to anyone living with arthritis.
Helpline: 0800 5200 520 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 8pm)
Supporting anyone affected by Axial SpA (AS) including Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Diabetes UK offers support and advice to anyone with diabetes.
Careline: 0345 123 2399 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am-6pm)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Offering leaflets, magazine and packs for young people affected by Type 1 diabetes.
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Advice, support and information on all aspects of living with epilepsy.
Helpline: 0747 963 8071 (lines open Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 7pm, Friday to 4.30pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm)
Text: 07537410044 (reply within 24 hours on working days)
Information and support for anyone living with epilepsy.
Helpline: 01494 601400 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm, Wednesday to 7.30pm)
Advice information for young people with epilepsy.
Helpline: 01342 831342 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm)
Information on the symptoms and possible treatments, if required.
The Daisy Network
Information and support for women affected by Premature Ovarian Insufficiency – POI.
Women’s Health Concern
The patient section of the British Menopause Society providing advice, information and reassurance.
Helping those affected to improve their lives and decrease the impact endometriosis has on them and their families.
Helpline: 0808 808 2227 (check website for variable opening hours)
Search the NHS for information about health and wellbeing.
NHS - Sexual Dysfunction
NHS information on sexual issues, including erectile dysfunction causes and treatments.
NHS information on vasectomy.
HEAD & BRAIN INJURY with STROKE & APHASIA
The Stoke Association support anyone affected by stroke and provide advice on preventing further strokes.
Helpline: 0303 3033 100 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm)
The Brain and Spine Foundation
Offering support and advice about prevention, treatment and care of disorders of the brain and spine.
Helpline: 0808 808 1000 (lines open Monday – Thursday 9am - 4pm)
Headway provides support and advice to anyone affected by an acquired brain injury. A network of local groups and branches throughout the UK offer a wide range of services.
Helpline: 0808 800 2244 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm).
Information from Headway for families of patients in a Coma or reduced awareness state.
Providing practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury.
BIRT – Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust
Information and advice for anyone dealing with the unique needs of brain or head injury rehabilitation.
Support for everyone whose life is affected by a spinal cord injury.
The Brain Tumour Charity
Supporting anyone affected by a brain tumour, as well as family, carers and friends.
Helpline: 0808 800 0004 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am -5pm)
Brain (cerebral) aneurysm
Information and support from Headway for those affected by a brain aneurysm.
Helpline: 0808 800 2244 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm).
Afasic support children and young adults (up to 25) with communication disability, as well as their parents and the professionals working with them. Network of support groups, publications, training and online message boards.
Helpline: 0300 666 9410 (lines open Monday & Wednesday 10.30am – 4pm)
Offering support and information for anyone affected by encephalitis.
HEART & CHEST CONDITIONS
British Heart Foundation – BHF
Supporting anyone with a heart condition and offers information to help reduce the risk of heart and circulatory related illness. Helplines are staffed by cardiac nurses and information officers.
Helpline: 0300 330 3311 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm)
Children’s Heart Federation
Supporting children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions, as well as their families.
Information Line: 0300 561 0065 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm)
NHS information on pneumonia, its diagnosis and treatment.
Support and information on all types of cardiomyopathy, how to manage the condition and live well.
Helpline: 0800 018 1024 (Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)
Cardiac Risk in the Young - CRY
Information on undiagnosed cardiac conditions in young people and what in involved in screening.
Support for young people diagnosed with a life threatening heart condition.
NHS – Congenital Heart Disease
Information on heart conditions present at birth, and treatments.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Providing information about Cystic Fibrosis.
Helpline: 0300 373 1000 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am – 4pm)
BLADDER & BOWEL CONDITIONS
Information and support on bowel and bladder conditions in children and teenagers.
Bladder & Bowel UK
Information and support for adults and children with bladder or bowel problems.
KIDNEY & LIVER DISORDERS
National Kidney Federation - NKF
Organised by Kidney Patients for Kidney Patients offering support and information online and via the helpline.
Helpline: 0800 169 0936 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
NHS information on kidney transplant.
Anthony Nolan Trust
The Anthony Nolan Trust holds a stem cell register, with further information online or via the helpline.
Information line: 0303 303 0303 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am -5.30pm)
British Bone Marrow Registry
Information on bone marrow donation including details of how to join the register.
British Liver Trust
Support information for affected by a liver condition.
Helpline: 0800 652 7330 (Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
Meningitis Research Association
How to recognise the symptoms of meningitis in babies, toddlers or adults; support for anyone affected by meningitis or septicaemia.
Helpline: 080 8800 3344 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am -5pm)
Meningitis explained and support for those affected.
Helpline: 080 880 10 388 (lines open Monday – Thursday 9am- 4pm, Friday 9am – 1pm)
Supporting those diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and their families.
NHS information about Myasthenia Gravis.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Information and support for anyone living with a diagnosis of MND in all its forms - ALS, PBP, PMA and PLS.
Helpline: MND Connect: 0808 802 6262 (lines open Monday–Friday 9am-5pm & 7pm-10.30pm)
Support for anyone affected by Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland.
NHS – Motor Neurone Disease
NHS information about Motor Neurone Disease
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Support information for anyone affected by MS, with a network of local branches.
Helpline: 0808 800 8000 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 7pm)
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Providing support advice for anyone affected by MS.
Advice: 0800 783 0518 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
Information on Sativex and MS.
Offering support to anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease. Local groups can facilitate bringing together sufferers, carers and families.
Helpline: 0808 800 0303 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am-7pm, Saturdays 10am – 2pm)
NGT Relay: 18001 0808 800 0303 (for use with smart phones, tablets & PC’s)
PSP - Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Information and support for anyone affected by PSP or CBD – Corticobasal Degeneration.
TRANSPLANT AND ORGAN DONATION
Stem Cell Transplant
Information from The Blood & Transfusion service on Stem Cell donation and transplant.
Information about organ donation in England.
Organ Donation Wales
Information on how organ donation works in Wales.
OTHER CONDITIONS & ORGANISATIONS
Information and support from Scoliosis Association UK. Scoliosis is where the spine curves and twists to the side.
NHS – Fear of The Dentist
Information about dental issues.
Working for better access to accurate and independent information for patients and the public; equal access to high quality health care for patients; and the right for patients to be involved in all aspects of decision making regarding their health care.
Helpline: 0800 345 7115 (Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm)
Health Care & Professionals Council – HCPC
The regulatory body for health therapy professionals, including range of independent practitioners from art therapy to speech and language.
Intensive Care Units
NHS information on Intensive Care Units – ICUs ,also called ITUs and CCUs.
Hope Support Services
For young people aged 11 – 25 when a family member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Support for as long as you need it.
Action For Sick Children
Campaigning organisation for child healthcare, with downloadable guide about consent for parents and children.
Cedar Foundation – Northern Ireland
Helping those with Learning Disability to learn new skills and manage challenges.
Together For Short Lives
Working for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all those who support, love and care for them.Website includes search for palliative care in your area and an information request form.
Helpline: 0808 8088 100 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)
Providing patients and their family and friends with a comprehensive, accurate and up to date resource on all types of amyloidosis.
NHS information on types of Streptococcal infections.
The Sepsis Trust offers information and support for anyone whose life has been affected by sepsis.
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Support for Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or other forms of IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Information on Narcolepsy.
Support for those whose lives are affected by narcolepsy.
NHS advice and help to quit smoking.
NHS information on causes and treatment of Sciatica.
Wheelchair Users Group
Assisting wheelchair users in leading full and active lives.