Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF)
Bladder and Bowel Foundation provides information and
support for all types of bladder and bowel related problems, for
patients, their families, carers and healthcare professionals.
Helpline on 0845 345 0165 (24 hour answer phone service).
British Medical Association (BMA)
Produces information for the public on healthcare services,
including common queries, how to raise concerns about your care,
and links to sources of healthcare information and support.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
Provides information on sexual and relationship therapy,
including a list of therapists.
Cancer Black Care
Provides information and support to people from black and
minority ethnic communities who are affected by cancer.
Cancer Buddies Network
A place for people affected by cancer to give and receive online
cancer support and friendship.
CancerHelp UK is the patient information website of Cancer
Cancer Support Scotland (Tak Tent)
Cancer Support Scotland (Tak Tent) provides talking therapies,
complementary therapies and a network of support groups for
anyone affected by cancer including friends, family,
carers and healthcare professionals.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is the new health and social care
regulator for England. Their aim is to ensure better care for
everyone in hospital, in a care home and at home.
Although they are not able to investigate an individual complaint,
they provide information on how to go about raising concerns about
your care. They also provide links to organisations able to
Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading
campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers.
CarersLine: 0808 808 7777 (10am-12pm & 2-4pm, Wed &
Citizens Advice Bureau/ Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Bureau / Citizens Advice Scotland provide free,
confidential, independent advice on a variety of issues including
financial, legal, housing and employment
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care offers help to people
bereaved by death, in any way, whatever their age, nationality or
belief. Free counselling service. Opportunities for contact with
others through bereavement support groups and advice. Nearly 200
local branches and a wide range of publications.
Helpline: 0870 167 1677
Dealing With Cancer
Dealing With Cancer was developed by Omagh Independent Advice
Services to help with the financial impact of illness and provides
information on money matters like mortgages, loans and insurance to
cancer patients at a time when it is needed most. The website also
gives information on government benefits such as statutory sick pay
and details of other organisations and charities that can offer
help and support.
Lets you share in other people's experiences of health and
illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read
about people's experiences and find reliable information about
conditions, treatment choices and support.
Health with Pride
An online health resource for lesbian, gay and bisexual
patients. Their website has information on cancer issues and
erectile dysfunction for gay men.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan cancer support improves the lives of people affected
by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial
support and push for better cancer care.
Helpline 0808 808 0000
Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
Provide information and support to anyone affected by cancer.
Their website holds a list of centres across the UK and has an
online support group.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Marie Curie run hospice centres throughout the UK and provide a
nursing service for patients in their own home day and night, free
National Association of Widows
The NAW believes that what most widows and widowers need is to
feel that they are not alone, that there are others who do
understand how they feel and will offer unconditional,
Provides information to support
you in making decisions about your own health, including an A-Z of
treatments and conditions, and information on NHS health services
in your local area.
Formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient, Colin
Osborne, Orchid is the only UK registered cancer charity to focus
entirely on the male-specific cancers; prostate, penile and
testicular. They offer support and information to people
affected by or interested in male cancer through a dedicated
medical research programme, education and awareness campaigns and a
range of support services.
Provides information and support for people in pain, their
family and friends, including telephone contact with others who
have experience of pain.
Penny Brohn Cancer Care
Offers support using complementary therapies and self-help
techniques to people affected by cancer. Their approach is designed
to work hand-in-hand with medical treatment.
Prostate Cancer Support Federation
An organisation of UK patient-led prostate cancer support
groups. It can help you find a support group near you and provides
a national helpline support service run by volunteers who have been
affected by prostate cancer.
Relationship counselling and sex therapy for individuals and
riprap is a web site that can help young people 12-16 year
olds cope when a parent has cancer. It provides information
and tips to help young people understand and deal with
what is going on in your family.
Provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24
hours a day, by telephone, email, letter, or face to face.
SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life
for people affected by mental illness. They provide care and
support for people with mental health problems, their families and
Scottish Cancer Support
Offering support for cancer sufferers and their families in
Scotland by way of essential items for the home and financial
assistance in genuine cases of hardship. Holiday accommodation
is offered free to cancer sufferers to help speed their recovery,
or in some cases as respite for the family. Patient Transport is
Sexual Advice Association
Provides a helpline service for advice and information about
Tenovus Cancer Information Centre (Wales)
Information and support for patients, their families, carers and
health professionals in Wales. Freephone helpline. Individual
counselling service and free literature available.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Provides details of complementary therapy practitioners who meet
national standards of competence and practice.
Prostate Cancer Risk Management
There is no organised screening programme for prostate cancer
but an informed choice programme, Prostate Cancer Risk Management,
has been introduced. Information about the Risk Management
Programme is available on the NHS cancer screening website.
The Ulster Cancer Foundation (Northern Ireland)
Providing information, counselling, and support .
Patient-to-patient home and hospital visits are available. Support
services for patients include art therapy and a resource centre.
Support groups are also available for different types of cancer
throughout the province. Professional counsellors available for
patients and their families in the cancer centre and each of the
cancer units. Resource and information centre is available.
Freephone helpline: 0800 783 3339 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Turn 2 Us
A charitable service which helps people access
the money available to them - through welfare benefits, grants and
UK Council for Psychotherapy
Holds a national register of psychotherapists and counsellors
and provides information to help you choose a therapist.
Part of Macmillan, information and support for children and
young people affected by cancer.