Health Organisations

(Information checked April 2015.- Please contact us for new entries and errors.)
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Age UK
(formerly Help the Aged)

www.ageuk.org.uk
Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.
Alcoholics Anonymous
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Alcoholics Anonymous does not engage in the fields of alcoholism research, medical or psychiatric treatment, education, or advocacy in any form, although members may participate in such activities as individuals.
The Fellowship has adopted a policy of "cooperation but not affiliation" with other organizations concerned with the problem of alcoholism. Traditionally, Alcoholics Anonymous does not accept or seek financial support from outside sources, and members preserve personal anonymity in print and broadcast media and otherwise at the public level.
Alzheimer's Society
www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Many of our 20,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.
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Arthritis Action
https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/
Charitable organization providing caring help and support along with valuable information, advice and programs to help those who suffer from arthritis. Proven methods of treatment available. Combines programs of healthy eating along with regular fitness regimes, Programs available for those already on a medical treatment plan as well.
Registered Charity Number 292569
Arthritis Research UK
www.arthritisresearchuk.org/
Everything we do is driven by knowledge to positively impact on what matters to people with arthritis.
Our long term commitment is to:
  • prevent the onset of arthritis
  • develop a cure for arthritis
  • transform the lives of those with arthritis.
Asthma UK
www.asthma.org.uk
Every ten seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and three people die every day. Tragically two thirds of these deaths could be prevented, whilst others still suffer with asthma so severe current treatments don't work.
This has to change. That's why Asthma UK exists. We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.
Cruse Bereavement Care
www.cruse.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close. If someone you know has died and you need to talk, call us on
0844 477 9400 or send an email.
Royal National Institute
of Blind People (RNIB)

www.rnib.org.uk/
We're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you're losing your sight or you're blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.
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Breast Cancer Care
www.breastcancercare.org.uk/
We want every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support.
We combine the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise, using this in a unique way to:
  • provide information and offer emotional and practical support
  • bring people affected by breast cancer together
  • campaign for improvement in standards of support and care
  • promote the importance of early detection.
Macmillan Cancer Support
www.macmillan.org.uk/
When you have cancer, you don't just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life.
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we're here to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who'll listen if you just want to talk, we'll be there.
We'll help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again.
Carers UK
www.carersuk.org/
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a support network and a movement for change.
For the past 50 years we've been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.
National Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty
to Children (NSPCC)

www.nspcc.org.uk/
We are the leading children's charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to the fight for every childhood. We are the only UK children's charity with statutory powers and that means we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.
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Diabetes.co.uk
www.diabetes.co.uk
Diabetes.co.uk is a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge.
Diabetes UK
www.diabetes.org.uk
There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK living with diabetes, including an estimated 630,000 people who have Type 2 diabetes but do not know it. A further 11.5 million people in the UK are at high risk of getting Type 2 diabetes.
We are the UK's leading diabetes charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
Drinksense
www.drinksense.org
We are a local alcohol and drugs (young people only) charity that aims to make a difference to people's lives. We began work in 1981 to reduce the harm to everyone affected by alcohol misuse. Young People services have been developing since 2001 and this includes substance misuse work.
Embarrassing Problems.com
www.embarrassingproblems.com/
We're here to help you deal with those worrying health problems that are sometimes difficult to talk about.
Epilepsy Action
www.epilepsy.org.uk/
Epilepsy Action is the UK's leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, we are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.
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The Family Planning Association
www.fpa.org.uk/
We're the sexual health charity FPA.
Our vision is good sexual health for everyone.
Our mission is to champion people's right to sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing through advocacy, information, education and campaigning.
Food Facts - The British Dietetic Association
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts
The British Dietetic Association believes in the right of all to enjoy healthy, nutritious and sustainable food and lifestyles. We achieve this by developing and supporting activities that help children to have a healthy start to life and enable adults of all ages to maximise their health throughout life.
Action on Hearing Loss
Royal National Institute
for Deaf People (RNID)

http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
At Action on Hearing Loss, we are focused 100% on how we can reach and support people with hearing loss. Until everyone understands the extent to which hearing loss can damage people's lives, costing jobs and relationships, causing isolation and depression, it's all too easily seen as a minor inconvenience.
British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk/"
Our mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease and our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.
St Christopher's Hospice
www.stchristophers.org.uk"
Founded by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1967 St Christopher's Hospice was the first modern hospice, now providing the highest quality care to over 2,500 dying individuals each year on our inpatient wards and in people's own homes.
The Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA)
www.hypermobility.org/
The HMSA is the only charity offering both practical support and Information Standards Accredited health and care information to people who have a hypermobility syndrome. or who are involved in the care of someone with any of the hypermobility syndromes, including Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (all sub-types), Marfan syndrome, Sticklers and Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
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Infertility Network UK
www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/
Around 1 in 6 couples in the UK today have difficulty conceiving, affecting over 3.5 million people. The prospect of facing any kind of infertility can be very distressing to live with and many people believe that no-one else really understands what it feels like to have to face this. We can help you make some sense of how you are feeling, and hopefully ease that loneliness and isolation on both an emotional and practical level.
The National Kidney Federation
www.kidney.org.uk/
The National Kidney Federation is unique because, although there are a large number of kidney charities, the NKF is the national kidney charity actually run by Kidney Patients for Kidney Patients.
Foundation for People with
Learning Disabilities

www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/
We work with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them.
  • We carry out research and projects that help people be included
  • We support local people and services to include people with learning disabilities
  • We improve services for people with learning disabilities
  • We spread knowledge and information.
Mencap
www.mencap.org.uk/
We work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all our services support people to live life as they choose.
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Living Life to the Full
www.livinglifetothefull.co.uk
Distress, low mood and worry are the major mental health problems of the 21st Century and affect more than one in three of us at some time.
Meningitis Research Foundation
www.meningitis.org/
Our vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia
Millions of people have already been affected by meningitis and septicaemia in the UK, Ireland and around the world. They are devastating diseases which can kill and seriously disable in hours.
MENOPAUSE MATTERS
www.menopausematters.co.uk/
Menopausematters.co.uk is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available.
Mind
www.mind.org.uk/
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
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NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk
Helping put you in charge of your healthcare.
Find health information online.
Find out how to obtain reliable and accurate health information online and learn which sites are considered trustworthy.
The National Osteoporosis
Society (NOS)

www.nos.org.uk/
It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK have osteoporosis. This can lead to bones becoming fragile and breaking easily, resulting in pain and disability. Much can be done to treat osteoporosis and prevent fractures. We are committed to helping people with osteoporosis live the lives they want to lead.
Patient UK
www.patient.co.uk
Patient.co.uk is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.
Personality disorder
www.personalitydisorder.org.uk/
Personality disorders are increasingly recognised as major mental health issues: but they are as much society's problem, as the individuals who suffer the symptoms
Prostate Cancer UK
www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/
Men deserve better. It's that simple.
We've invested millions of pounds into research, services and awareness over the last 10 years. It's the reason we provide services to men and their families like our Specialist Nurses, one-to-one support and information leaflets. It's why we're leading the way in providing prostate education to medical professionals.
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Relate
www.relate.org.uk
We're the UK's largest provider of relationship support, and every year we help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships
Raynaud's & Scleroderma
Association

www.raynauds.org.uk/
The mission of the Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association is to provide educational and emotional support for people with Raynaud's and scleroderma and their families. The Association is committed to increasing awareness of these potentially devastating conditions and raising money for essential research in order to determine cause, enhance treatment and ultimately find a cure
Samaritans
www.samaritans.org/
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record - about whatever's getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal.
The Schizophrenia Association UK
www.sagb.co.uk/
The SAGB was the first Association for schizophrenia to be formed in the UK, was one of the first in the world and now has members all over the world. We are here to offer help to everyone who needs information and support, as a sufferer, a relative, friend of a sufferer, carer or medical worker.
Smokefree NHS
smokefree.nhs.uk/
Millions have used Smokefree to help them stop smoking. Sign up today for free, proven support
Stroke Association
www.stroke.org.uk/
We provide high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers.
The British Tinnitus
Association (BTA)

www.tinnitus.org.uk/
BTA is a world leader in providing support and advice about tinnitus. We provide accurate, reliable and authoritative information, much of it written by medical professionals or clinical researchers.
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Worldwide Travel Advice

www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/
Whatever your reasons for going abroad, you may be entitled to medical care at reduced cost or sometimes free. Your entitlement will vary based on whether you're going to an European Economic Area country (EEA) or elsewhere in the world.