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ADFAM
AIMS - Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services
Anaphylaxis Campaign
ASFASIC - Association for All Speech-Impaired Children
Action Against Allergy
Action for Sick Children
Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC)
Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)
African-Caribbean Mental Health Association
Age Concern Cymru
Age Concern England
Age Concern Northern Ireland
Age Concern Scotland
Alanon Family Groups Alateen
Alcohol Concern
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alzheimer's Disease Society
Anorexia & Bulimia Eating Disorders
Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
Arthritis and Rheumatism Council for Research
Association for Brain-Damaged Children
Association for Children with Heart Disorders
Association for Residential Care
Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)
Association for Stammerers
Association of Continence Advice
Association of Glycogen Storage Disease (UK)
Ataxia
Ataxia-Telangiectasia Self-Help Group
Black Carers Support Group
Blisslink/Nippers
Breast Cancer Care
British Acupuncture Council
British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering
British Allergy Foundation
British Association for Counselling
British Association for Sexual and Marital Therapy
British Association of Counselling (BACS)
British Association of Psychotherapists
British Brain and Spine Foundation
British Colostomy Association
British Colostomy Association (London)
British Colostomy Association (Wales)
British Deaf Association
British Diabetic Association
British Digestive Foundation
British Dyslexia Association
British Epilepsy Association
British Heart Foundation
British Hernia Centre
British Homoeopathic Association
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
British Kidney Patient Association
British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association
British Lung Foundation
British Organ Donor Society (BODY)
British Polio Fellowship
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
British Red Cross Society
British Sjogren's Syndrome Association
British Snoring and Sleep Association
British Stammering Association
British Thoracic Society
British Tinnitus Association
CLAPA. The Cleft Lip and Palate Association
CRY-SIS
Cancer Relief MacMillan Fund
Cancer BACUP
Capability Scotland
Carers National Association
Central Council for Jewish Community Services
Cerebral Palsy Helpline
Child Death Helpline
Child Growth Foundation
Child Poverty Action Group
Childhood Connections
Childline
Children's Liver Disease Foundation
Coeliac Society
Colon Cancer Concern
Community Service Volunteers
Compassionate Friends
Compassionate friends (for death of a child)
Congenital CMV Association
Crohn's in Childhood Research Association
Cruse - Bereavement Care
Cushing's Care
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic Hygroma Support Group
Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis Support Group
Dial UK
Disability Alliance
Disability Wales
Disfigurement Guidance Centre
Down's Syndrome Association
Dyslexia Institute
Dyspraxia Foundation
Eating Disorders Association
Enable
Enuresis Resource & Information Centre
Family Heart Association
Family Welfare Association
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Fragile X Society
GORD Centre
Gamblers' Anonymous
Gauchers' Association
Gingerbread
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Support Group of the UK
Haemophilia Society
Hairline International - The Alopecia Patients Society
Headway
Heartburn Hotline
Help The Aged
Herpes Viruses Association
Hodgkin's Disease Association
Hospice Information Service at St. Christophers
Huntington's Disease Association
Hyperactive Children's Support Group
Hypothyroidism Support Group
IA - Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group
Impotence Association Helpline
International Glaucoma Association
Issue - National Fertility Association
La Leche League
Leafletline
Leukaemia Care Society
Lupus UK
Lymphoma Association
ME Association
MIND - National Association for Mental Health
Marfan Association UK
Marie Curie Cancer Cure
Marriage Care
Medic Alert Foundation
Mencap - Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD) Section
Meniere's Society
Migraine Action Association
Miscarriage Association
Missing Persons Bureau
Monitor
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Multiple Sclerosis Society of GB and Northern Ireland
Muscular Dystrophy Group
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association
Myasthenia Gravis Association
Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group
NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease
National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome
National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease (NARPD)
National Asthma Campaign
National Autistic Society
National Back Pain Association
National Childbirth Trust
National Council for One Parent Families
National Deaf Children's Society
National Eczema Society
National Endometriosis Society
National Eye Research Centre
National Foster Care Association
National Meningitis Trust
National Osteoporosis Society
National Schizophrenia Fellowship
National Society for Epilepsy
National Stepfamily Association
North East Council on Addictions
Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health
Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service
NutAllergy Network
Obsessive Action
Parentline
Parkinson's Disease Society
Patients Association
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Network - Women's Health
Positively Women
Praeder-Willis Syndrome Association UK
Premenstrual Society 'PREMSOC'
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association
Psoriasis Association
Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance
Quit
RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind)
RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf People)
Rape Crisis Centre
Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association
Registered Nursing Homes Association
Relate - National Marriage Guidance
Release - The National Drugs and Legal Helpline
Resolve - The Vaginismus Support Group
Rett Syndrome Association UK
Royal Society for Disability & Rehabilitation (RADAR)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)
SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
SANE (Schizophrenia - A National Emergency)
SATFA (Support Around Termination for Abnormality)
SPOD - Association to Aid the Sexual and Personal Relationships of People with a Disabilty
STEPS - National Association for Children with Lower Limb Abnormalities
Samaritans, The
Scope (formerly the Spastic Society)
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Scottish Association for the Deaf
Scottish Council on Alcohol
Scottish Society for Autistic Children
Scottish Women's Aid
Seasonal Affective Disorder Association
Sense - National Deafblind and Rubella Association
Shingles Support Society
Sickle Cell Society
Society for Environmental Therapy
Society of Chiropodists
Spinal Injuries Association
St John Ambulance
St John's Ambulance Association
Standing Conference on Drug Abuse (SCODA)
Stroke Association
TAMBA - Twins and Multiple Births Association
TAR - Thrombocytopenia with Absent Radii Support Group
TOF - Tracheo-oesophageal fistula
Terrence Higgins Trust
The Alder Centre
Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)
Tinnitus - RNID
Tisserand Aromatherapy Institute
Tourette Syndrome (UK)
Toxoplasmosis Trust
Treacher Collins Family Support Group
UK Thalassaemia Society
Urostomy Association
Usher's Syndrome in the Deaf Community
Victim Support
Vitiligo Society
Voice Care Network UK
Wales Council for the Blind
Wales Council for the Deaf
Wegeners Granulomatosis Society
Weight Watchers UK
Williams Syndrome/Infantile Hypercalcaemia Foundation
Women's Aid Federation for England
Women's Health & Reproductive Rights Information Centre
Women's Health Concern

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ADFAM

Telephone 0171 928 8900 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description National telephone helpline for families and friends of drug users. Provides training for those working with drug users.

Address Water Bridge house
32-36 Lomand Street
Town London
County
Postcode SE1 0EE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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AIMS - Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services

Telephone 01772 615840 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 960 5585 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Offers advice and support to prospective parents. Also supports midwives as practitioners in their own right.

Address Goose Green Barn
Moss House Lane, Much Hoole
Town Preston
County Lancashire
Postcode PR4 4TD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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ASFASIC - Association for All Speech-Impaired Children

Telephone 0171 236 6487 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 236 3632 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Promotes interests of young people with speech or language problems. Has lists of local speech therapy agencies and gives telephone advice.

Address 347 Central Markets
Smithfield
Town London
County
Postcode EC1A 9NH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Action Against Allergy

Telephone 0181 892 2711 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Fax 0818 892 4950 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Registered charity providing information to those suffering various forms of allergy and to those caring for them.

Address Po Box 278
Twickenham
Town
County Middlesex
Postcode TW1 4QQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Action for Sick Children

Telephone 0171 833 2041 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Argyle House
"9-31 Euston Road
Town London
County
Postcode NW1 2SD

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC)

Telephone 0181 863 3271 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 427 4217 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description Information about pre-eclampsia. A trained volunteer will respond to all calls. Send an SAE for information.

Address 31-33 College Road
Town Harrow
County Middlesex
Postcode HA1 1EJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)

Telephone 0171 224 0743 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 224 0471 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 16 Fitzharding Street
Town London
County
Postcode W1H 9PL

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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African-Caribbean Mental Health Association

Telephone 0171 737 3603 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Comprehensive service for black people with a mental health problem. Offers telephone advice. Range of specialists including lawyer, psychotherapist, housing officer and counsellor are available.

Address 35-37 Electric Avenue
Brixton
Town London
County
Postcode SW9 8JP

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Age Concern Cymru

Telephone 01222 371 566 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 4th Floor, Transport House
1 Cathedral Road
Town Cardiff
County
Postcode CF1 9SD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Age Concern England

Telephone 0181 679 8000 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Campaigns and researches age-related issues. Local groups throughout UK. Help with day centres, meals on wheels, etc.

Address Astral House
1268 London Road
Town London
County
Postcode SW16 4ER

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Age Concern Northern Ireland

Telephone 01232 245729 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 3 Lower Crescent
Town Belfast
County
Postcode BT7 1NR

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes
 

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Age Concern Scotland

Telephone 0131 220 3345 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Leonard Small House
113 Rose Street
Town Edinburgh
County
Postcode EH2 3DT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Alanon Family Groups Alateen

Telephone 0171 403 0888 Opening Hours General inquiries and helpline.
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support for relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen helps teenagers affected by problem drinkers and offers a 24-hour confidential helpline.

Address 61 Great Dover Street
Town London
County
Postcode SE1 4YF

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Alcohol Concern

Telephone 0171 928 7377 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Waterbridge House
32-36 Loman Street
Town London
County
Postcode SE1 0AA

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Telephone 01904 644026 Opening Hours Head office: 9am - 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 352 3001 Opening Hours (Alternative) London helpline: 10am - 10pm Local numbers in telephone directory
Description Mutual support and guidance for those seeking to cope with an alcohol problem.

Address PO Box 1
Stonebow House, Stonebow
Town York
County
Postcode YO1 2NJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Alzheimer's Disease Society

Telephone 0171 306 0606 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0845 3000336 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline 8am 6pm Mon-Fri
Description Support for families, carers and sufferers of this common cause of dementia. Practical help and information and training for professionals. Special information pack for GPs.

Address Gordon House
10 Greencoat Place
Town London
County
Postcode SW1P 1PH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Alder Centre - The

Telephone Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description A confidential helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child. Provides local contacts.

Address Alderhay Children's Hospital
Eaton road
Town Liverpool
County
Postcode L12 2AP

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Anorexia & Bulimia Eating Disorders

Telephone 01232 652 739 Opening Hours 9am-5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description 24 hour Helpline 01232 652739

Address 22 Ashmount Grove
Town Belfast
County County Antrim. N.Ireland
Postcode BT4 2FP

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Anaphylaxis Campaign

Telephone 01252 542029 Opening Hours 9am to 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) 01252 377140 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Promoting better understanding of anaphylaxis, and supporting sufferers
Website: www.anaphylaxis.org.uk

Address PO Box 149
Town Fleet
County Hampshire
Postcode GU13 9XU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Telephone 0171 284 1234 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Operates Europe-wide register of potential bone marrow donors. Lifesaving bone marrow transplants can be offered to leukaemia and aplastic anaemia sufferers if a match can be found.

Address Unit 2, Heathgate Buildings
75-87 Agincourt Road
Town London
County
Postcode NW3 2NT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Arthritis and Rheumatism Council for Research

Telephone 01246 558033 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Raises money to research causes of rheumatic diseases. Useful patient leaflets on hip and knee replacements.

Address Copeman House
St Mary's Court, St. Mary's Gate
Town Chesterfield
County
Postcode S41 7TD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Association for Brain-Damaged Children

Telephone 01203 665450 Opening Hours Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
Telephone (Alternative) 01203 581353 Opening Hours (Alternative) Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
Description Advice about physiotherapy of different types, short-term respite care, home visits and support for parents, speech therapy service.

Address Clifton House
3 St Paul's Road
Town Coventry
County Warks.
Postcode CV6 5DE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Association for Children with Heart Disorders

Telephone 01457 833 585 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support for families of children with heart disorders. Also campaigns for improved facilities, diagnosis and treatment.

Address 17 Cote Lane
Mossley
Town Ashton-Under-Lyne
County Lancs
Postcode OL5 9DF

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Association for Residential Care

Telephone 01246 555 043 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address ARC House
Marsden Street
Town Chesterfield
County Derbyshire
Postcode S40 1JY

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)

Telephone 01733 555 988 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Team of trained fieldworkers to support new parents and affected individuals. Provides welfare services, practical assistance and information and telephone advice.

Address ASBAH House
42 Park Road
Town Peterborough
County
Postcode PE1 2UQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Association for Stammerers

Telephone 0181 983 1003 Opening Hours (Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) 0845 603 2001 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Helpline)
Description Advice and information about speech therapy and self-help groups for stammerers. Open meetings, telephone links, and pen-pals network.

Address 15 Old Ford Road
Town London
County
Postcode E2 9PJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes
Association of Continence Advice

Telephone 0171 820 8113 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Multidisciplinary group of health care professionals providing information about all aspects of incontinence. Continence adviser provides telephone advice and answers letters.

Address Winchester House
Kennington Park, Cranmer Rd
Town London
County
Postcode SW9 6EJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Association of Glycogen Storage Disease (UK)

Telephone 0161 980 7303 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and advice for carers of children born with this group of metabolic diseases.

Address 9 Lindop Road
Hale
Town Altrincham
County Cheshire
Postcode WA15 9DZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Ataxia

Telephone 01252 702864 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support, advice, genetic counselling information and local groups. Ataxia Telangiectasia Society IACR-Rothamsted, West Common Harpenden Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ Tel: 01582 760733

Address Copse Edge
Thursley Road
Town Elstead, Godalming
County Surrey
Postcode GU8 6DJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Ataxia-Telangiectasia Self-Help Group

Telephone 01582 760733 Opening Hours 9am-5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Faz 01582 760162 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description This group provides information and information exchange. Respite care information and advice, etc.

Address IACR-Rothamsted
Town Harpenden
County Herts
Postcode AL5 2JQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Black Carers Support Group

Telephone 0121 554 7137 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Provides information and puts black carers in touch with one another.

Address Annie Wood Resource Centre
129 Alma Way, Lozells
Town Birmingham
County West Midlands
Postcode B19 2LS

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Blisslink/Nippers

Telephone 0171 831 9393 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and information for parents with babies needing special care, information and advice about all aspects of fostering, training material and support.

Address 17-21 Emerald Street
Town London
County
Postcode WC1N 3QL

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Breast Cancer Care

Telephone 0500 245 345 Opening Hours (Freephone Helpline)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 384 2984 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Administration)
Description Non-medical advice and support for women undergoing breast surgery, visits by volunteers, prosthesis fittings. Also books, leaflets and free helpline.

Address Kiln House
210 New Kings Road
Town London
County
Postcode SW6 4NZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Acupuncture Council

Telephone 0181 964 0222 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Register of qualified acupuncturists available for 2.50.

Address Park House
206-208 Latimer Road
Town London
County
Postcode W10 6RE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering

Telephone 0171 593 2000 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 593 2001 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Promotes high standards in adoption, fostering and childcare, and finds families for children with special needs. Membership of over 300 medical practitioners.

Address Skyline House
200 Union Street
Town London
County
Postcode SE1 OLX

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Allergy Foundation

Telephone 0181 303 8525 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0891 516 500 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Description

Address Deepdene House
30 Bellegrove Road
Town Welling
County Kent
Postcode DA16 3PY

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Association for Counselling

Telephone 01788 550899 Opening Hours 9am - 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) 01788 572838 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Fax No 01788 562189 e-mail bac@bac.co.uk web site www.bac.co.uk Fax: 01844 292757

Address 1 Regent Place
Town Rugby
County Warwickshire
Postcode CV21 2PJ

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Association for Sexual and Marital Therapy

Telephone Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description List of qualified practitioners.

Address PO Box 63
Town Sheffield
County South Yorkshire
Postcode S10 3TS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Association of Counselling (BACS)

Telephone 01788 578328 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description List of qualified practitioners and advice about low-cost scheme for counselling.

Address 1 Regent Place
Town Rugby
County Warks
Postcode CV21 2PJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No
 

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British Association of Psychotherapists

Telephone 0181 452 9823 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 452 5182 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Offers training in adult and child psychotherapy and lists qualified practitioners.

Address 37 Mapesbury Road
Town London
County
Postcode NW2 4HJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Brain and Spine Foundation

Telephone 0171 404 7777 Opening Hours (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 404 6106 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm)
Description Raises funds for research and education projects in the neurosciences. Publishes information packs on brain tumors and brain haemorrhages.

Address Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields
Town London
County
Postcode WC2A 3PN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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British Colostomy Association

Telephone 01734 391537 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Gives advice and information to those who have had a colostomy.

Address 15 Station Road
Town Reading
County Berks
Postcode RG1 1LG

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Colostomy Association (London)

Telephone 0171 2788532 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Gives advice and information to those who have had a colostomy.

Address 26 Harrison Street
Town London
County
Postcode WC1H 8JG

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Colostomy Association (Wales)

Telephone 01633 243722 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Gives advice and information to those who have had a colostomy.

Address Room 4
149 Chepstow Road
Town Newport
County Gwent
Postcode NP9 8PE

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Deaf Association

Telephone (01270) 250736 Opening Hours (voice)
Telephone (Alternative) (01270) 250743 Opening Hours (Alternative) (text)
Description A national association run for deaf people by deaf people. Offers advocacy, case work, education and training.

Address 17 Macon Street
Herald Drive
Town Crewe
County Cheshire
Postcode CW1 6EE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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British Diabetic Association

Telephone 0171 323 1531 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 636 6112 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline 9am-5pm
Description Offers advice about diabetes care, diet, family weekends, holidays for children, and literature on all aspects of diabetes.

Address 10 Queen Anne Street
Town London
County
Postcode W1M OBD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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British Digestive Foundation

Telephone 0171 486 0341 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 3 St. Andrews Place
Town London
County
Postcode NW1 4LB

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No
 

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British Dyslexia Association

Telephone 01734 668 271 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 98 London Road
Town Reading
County Berkshire
Postcode RG1 5AU

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Epilepsy Association

Telephone 0113 243 9393 Opening Hours Head Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 309030 Opening Hours (Alternative) Freephone Helpline
Description Advice and information about all aspects of epilepsy.

Address Anstey House
40 Hanover Square
Town Leeds
County
Postcode LS3 1BE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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British Heart Foundation

Telephone 0171 935 0185 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Wide range of publications, leaflets and local groups.

Address 14 Fitzhardinge Street
Town London
County
Postcode W1H 4DH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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British Hernia Centre

Telephone 0181 203 8080 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 207 7000 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description

Address 87 Watford Way
Hendon Central
Town London
County
Postcode NW4 4RS

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Homoeopathic Association

Telephone 0171 935 2163 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description List of practitioners, including postgraduate doctors, and information about homoeopathy.

Address 27A Devonshire Street
Town London
County
Postcode W1N 1RJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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British Institute of Learning Disabilities

Telephone 01562 850 251 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Wolverhampton road
Town Kidderminster
County Worcestor
Postcode DY10 3PP

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Kidney Patient Association

Telephone 01420 472 021 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Oakhanger Place
Kingsley
Town Bordon
County Hants
Postcode GU35 9JP

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Limbless Ex-Servicemen Association

Telephone 0181 590 1124 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 185-187 High Road
Chadwell Heath
Town Romford
County Essex
Postcode RM6 6NA

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Lung Foundation

Telephone 0171 831 5831 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 831 5832 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description

Address 78 Hatton Garden
Town London
County
Postcode EC1N 8JR

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Organ Donor Society (BODY)

Telephone 01223 893636 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Self-help and support group for donor recipient and recipient families.

Address Balsham
Town Cambridge
County Cambridgeshire
Postcode CB1 6HE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Polio Fellowship

Telephone 0181 842 1898 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Ground Floor, Unit A
Eagle Office Centre, The Runway
Town South Ruislip
County Middlesex
Postcode HA4 6SE

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Telephone 0345 304 030 Opening Hours Helpline
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Austy Manor
Wooton Warren
Town Solihull
County West Midlands
Postcode B95 6DA

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Red Cross Society

Telephone 0171 235 5454 Opening Hours Head Office
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 9 Grosvenor Street
Town London
County
Postcode SW1X 7EJ

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Sjogren's Syndrome Association

Telephone 0117 9854215 Opening Hours 24-hour answerphone
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Counselling, group meetings, information and support for sufferers and their families. British Sjogrens Syndrome Association 1 Manor Workshops, West End Nailsea Bristol Avon BS48 4DD Tel: 01275 854215

Address 20 Kingston Way
Nailsea
Town Bristol
County
Postcode BS19 2RA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Snoring and Sleep Association

Telephone 01737 557997 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 01737 556671 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Information and advice about sleep apnoea, sleep disturbance and snoring. Email: admin@britishsnoring.demon .co.uk

Address The Steps, 1,2,3,5
How Lane
Town Chipstead
County Surrey
Postcode CR5 3LT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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British Stammering Association

Telephone 0181 983 1003 Opening Hours 9am-5pm weekdays
Telephone (Alternative) 0845 603 2001 (helpline) Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline hours: 10am-4pm weekdays
Description The only national charity to help both children and adults who stammer. Membership is open to people who stammer, their family, friends and health care professionals. The Association seeks to identify and promote effective therapies.

Address 15 Old Ford Road
Town London
County England
Postcode E2 9PJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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British Thoracic Society

Telephone 0171 486 7766 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 1 St. Andrews Place
Town London
County
Postcode NW1 4LB

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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British Tinnitus Association

Telephone 0114 2730122 Opening Hours 9am-5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Fax 0114 2796222 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and advice.}

Address 4th Floor, White Building
Fitzalan Square
Town Sheffield
County South Yorkshire
Postcode S1 2AZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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CLAPA. The Cleft Lip and Palate Association

Telephone 0171 829 8614 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description A national organisation for all those concerned about cleft lip and palate. Aims for better cosmetic effect after surgery, speech therapy and psychological adjustment.

Address Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children
NHS Trust, Inst. Of Child Health
Town Gt Ormond St. London
County
Postcode WC1N 3JH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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CRY-SIS

Telephone 0171 404 5011 Opening Hours (24-hour helpline)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Self-help and support from local counsellors for families with excess crying, sleepleness and demanding children.

Address BM CRY-SIS
Town London
County
Postcode WC1N 3XX

Information? No Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Cancer Relief MacMillan Fund

Telephone 0171 351 7811 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Anchor House
15-19 Britten Street
Town London
County
Postcode SW3 3TZ

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Cancer BACUP

Telephone 0171 613 2121 Opening Hours Helpline run by nurses: Mon-Thurs. 10am- 7pm; Fri 10am-5.30pm.
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 181 199 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information, practical advice and emotional support for cancer patients; their families and friends. Cancer counselling service: 0171 696 9000

Address 3 Bath Place
Rivington Street
Town London
County
Postcode EC2A 3JR

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Capability Scotland

Telephone 0131 313 5510 Opening Hours (Helpline: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description To maximise potential and opportunities for people with cerebral palsy. Provides therapy, early education unit and schools.

Address 11 Ellersly Road
Town Edinburgh
County
Postcode EH12 6HY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Carers National Association

Telephone 0171 490 8818 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0345 573 369 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline for carers only
Description Advice and information for carers of the ill, elderly or disabled at home. Network of branches, self-help groups, information, including a special package for young carers, newsletter and access to counselling.

Address 20-25 Glasshouse Yard
Town London
County
Postcode EC1A 4JS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Central Council for Jewish Community Services

Telephone 0181 458 3282 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 731 7462 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Umbrella organisation of welfare services.

Address 17 Highfield Road
Town London
County
Postcode NW11 9LS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Cerebral Palsy Helpline

Telephone 0800 626 216 Opening Hours (Helpline) 9am-9pm
Telephone (Alternative) 01908 669941 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Administration)
Description Confidential information on cerebral palsy and all aspects of disability.

Address PO Box 833
Neath Hill
Town Milton Keynes
County Bucks
Postcode MK14 6HW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Child Death Helpline

Telephone 0800 282 986 Opening Hours Mon-Thurs:7pm-10pm Mon, Wed, Fri:10am-1pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description A confidential helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child. Provides local contacts.

Address c/o Bereavement Services Co-ordinator
The Hospital for Sick Children
Town Great Ormond Street, London
County
Postcode WC1N 3JH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Child Growth Foundation

Telephone 0181 994 7625 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 995 0257 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support for parents of children with growth disorders. Also publishes 'Baby Check' , a 90-second checklist to determine whether babies up to six months old need medical attention, which includes a rectal thermometer.

Address 2 Mayfield Avenue
Town London
County
Postcode W4 1PW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Child Poverty Action Group

Telephone 0171 253 3406 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 1-5 Bath Street
Town London
County
Postcode EC1V 9PY

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Childhood Connections

Telephone 01706 712001 Opening Hours (Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help for adults who were abused as children.

Address 3 Fieldhouse Road
Town Rochdale
County Lancashire
Postcode OL12 0AA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Childline

Telephone 0800 1111 Opening Hours Helpline
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address
Town
County
Postcode

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No
 

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Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Telephone 0121 212 3839 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0121 212 4300 Opening Hours (Alternative) fax
Description Leaflets and advice about children's liver diseases.

Address AXA Equity & Law House
35-37 Great Charles Street, Queensway
Town Birmingham
County West Midlands
Postcode B3 3JY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Coeliac Society

Telephone 01494 437278 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and advice, including dietary advice, about this condition of gluten sensitivity.

Address PO Box 220
Town High Wycombe
County Bucks
Postcode HP11 2HY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Colon Cancer Concern

Telephone 0171 381 4711 Opening Hours Helpline
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information leaflet about colorectal cancer and secondary liver cancers and their treatment.

Address 4 Rickett Street
Town London
County
Postcode SW6 1RU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Community Service Volunteers

Telephone 0171 278 6601 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Young, full-time volunteers provided to enable those with disabilities to lead a full and independent life at home or in residential care.

Address 237 Pentonville Road
Town London
County
Postcode N1 9NJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Compassionate Friends

Telephone 0117 966 5202 Opening Hours (Administration tel/fax)
Telephone (Alternative) 0117 953 9639 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Helpline)
Description A network of self-help groups for bereaved parents countrywide. Telephone counselling and local contacts.

Address 53 North Street
Town Bristol
County
Postcode BS3 1EN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Compassionate friends (for death of a child)

Telephone 0117 953 9639 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 53 North Street
Town Bristol
County
Postcode BS3 1EN

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No
 

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Congenital CMV Association

Telephone 01743 850055 Opening Hours Voice/Fax
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and advice for families of children damaged by CMV.

Address 69 The Leasowes
Ford
Town Shrewsbury
County
Postcode SY5 9LU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Crohn's in Childhood Research Association

Telephone 0181 949 6209 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support for child sufferers from ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Address Parkgate House
356 West Barnes Lane
Town Motspur Park
County Surrey
Postcode KT3 6NB

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Cruse - Bereavement Care

Telephone 0181 332 7227 Opening Hours Mon-Fri 9.30-5.00
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 940 3131 (Youthline) Opening Hours (Alternative) Fri. 5pm - 9pm. Sat. 11am - 6pm
Description Counselling for anyone who has been bereaved, practical advice and social contacts.

Address 126 Sheen Road
Town Richmond
County Surrey
Postcode TW9 1UR

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Cushing's Care

Telephone 01772 690680 Opening Hours Voice/Fax
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Advice for steroid-induced Cushing's syndrome or adrenal tumours causing Cushing's disease. Information and telephone contact with other affected families.

Address Meadows
Woodplumpton Village
Town Preston
County Lancs
Postcode PR4 OLJ

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Telephone 0181 464 7211 Opening Hours (Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Funds research into prevention and treatment, provides literature and support to affected families and patients. Local self-help groups.

Address 11 London Road
Town Bromley
County Kent
Postcode BR1 1BY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Cystic Hygroma Support Group

Telephone 01293 885901 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and links between families about this congenital benign proliferation of lymphatic tissue causing mass on neck or lower face. The group has photos of the good results achieved by surgery.

Address Villa Fontana
Church Road
Town Worth, Crawley
County West Sussex
Postcode RH10 7RS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis Support Group

Telephone 01703 449708 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help and support for patients and relatives with this connective tissue disorder.

Address 146 Newtown Road
Woolston
Town Southampton
County
Postcode SO19 9HR

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes
 

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Dial UK

Telephone 01302 310 123 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Park Lodge, St Catherines Hospital
Tickhill Road
Town Doncaster
County S Yorks.
Postcode DN4 8QN

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No
 

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Disability Alliance

Telephone 0171 247 8776 Opening Hours (Administration) Mon, Wed 2pm-4pm
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 247 8763 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Soclal Security Helpline)
Description Information and advice about social security benefits for people with disabilities.

Address 88-94 Wentworth Street
Town London
County
Postcode E1 7SA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Disability Wales

Telephone 01222 887 325 Opening Hours Fax 01222 888 702
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 731 6282 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description Runs mobile information service and access committee for Wales. Represents interests of disabled people in Wales. Email: info@dwac.demon.co.uk

Address Llys Ifor
Crescent Road
Town Caerphilly
County
Postcode CF83

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Disfigurement Guidance Centre

Telephone 01334 839084 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Laser treatment for children within the NHS where possible. Skin laser directory free to GPs on request.

Address PO Box 7
Town Cupar
County Fife
Postcode KY15 4PS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Down's Syndrome Association

Telephone 0181 682 4001 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information, advice and practical support, telephone advice and group meetings about Down's syndrome.

Address 155 Mitcham Road
Town London
County
Postcode SW17 9PG

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Dyslexia Institute

Telephone 01784 463851 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description National network of 25 centres offering advice, teaching and assessment.

Address 133 Gresham Road
Town Staines
County Middlesex
Postcode TW18 2AJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Dyspraxia Foundation

Telephone 01462 454986 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and support for sufferers of dyspraxia and their relatives.

Address 8 West Alley
Town Hitchin
County Herts
Postcode SG5 1EG

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Eating Disorders Association

Telephone 01603 621414 Opening Hours adult helpline
Telephone (Alternative) 01603 765050 Opening Hours (Alternative) youth helpline
Description Information and support for those suffering from anorexia and bulimia. Admin office: Tel 01603 619090

Address First Floor, Wensum House
103 Prince of Wales Road
Town Norwich
County
Postcode NR1 1DW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Enable

Telephone 0141 226 4541 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Deals with all aspects of care of people with learning disabilities in Scotland

Address 6th Floor
7 Buchanan Street
Town Glasgow
County
Postcode G1 3HL

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes
 

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Enuresis Resource & Information Centre

Telephone 0117 960 3060 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0117 960 0401 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Email: 106142.1477@compuserve.com

Address 34 Old School House
Britannia Road, Kingswood
Town Bristol
County
Postcode BS15 8DB

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Family Heart Association

Telephone 01628 628 638 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Literature for GPs and patients, free loan of cholesterol testing equipment to GPs, 24-hour cholesterol and diet helpline, medical and nutritional advice about lipids.

Address 7 North Road
Town Maidenhead
County Berks
Postcode SL6 1PL

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Family Welfare Association

Telephone 0171 254 6251 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 501-505 Kingsland Road
Town London
County
Postcode E8 4AU

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Fibromyalgia Support Group

Telephone 0161 483 3155 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and support for patients with this chronic condition causing widespread pain and fatigue, including booklets on how to cope. Fibromyalgia Support Group 5, Grisedale Place Morecambe Lancashire LA3 2EU Tel: 01524 859109

Address 8 Rochester Grove
Hazel Grove
Town Stockport
County Cheshire
Postcode SK7 4JD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No
 

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Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths

Telephone 0171 235 1721 Opening Hours 24 Hour helpline
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 235 0965 Opening Hours (Alternative) Office
Description Round-the-clock support for parents or others affected by the sudden, unexplained death of a baby. Leaflets available on request.

Address 14 Halkin Street
Town London
County
Postcode SW1X 7DP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Fragile X Society

Telephone 01424 813 147 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help and support for families of children affected with this common inherited form of mental handicap. Fragile X Society The 53 Winchelsea Lane Hastings East Sussex TN35 4LG Tel: 01424 813147

Address 53 Winchelsea Lane
Town Hastings
County East Sussex
Postcode TN35 4LG

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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GORD Centre

Telephone 0171 486 1515 Opening Hours 9am - 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Fax 0171 935 4984 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description E-mail: enquiries@gordcentre.org. Information leaflet and advice available.

Address 32 Nottingham Place
Town LONDON
County -
Postcode W1M 3FD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Gamblers' Anonymous

Telephone 0171 384 3040 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help for gamblers to stop gambling and rebuild their lives. Gam-Anon for families and young GA for 15-19 year olds. Runs 24-hour telephone advice service.

Address PO Box 88
Town London
County
Postcode SW10 OEU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Gauchers' Association

Telephone 0171 433 1121 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and advice about this inherited metabolic condition. Web address: http://www.gaucher.org.uk

Address 25 West Cottages
Town London
County
Postcode NW6 1RJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Gingerbread

Telephone 0171 336 8183 Opening Hours (Office)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 336 8184 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Advice Line)
Description Self-help association for one-parent families.

Address 16-17 Clerkenwell Road
Town London
County
Postcode EC1R 0AA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome Support Group of the UK

Telephone 01529 304 615 Opening Hours Offices
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 374 803 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description Support, counselling, advice and literature about this neurological condition.

Address Lincolnshire County Council Offices
Eastgate
Town Sleaford
County Lincolnshire
Postcode NG34 7EB

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Haemophilia Society

Telephone 0171 380 0600 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 387 8220 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Advice and support for people with haemophilia and their families, and for those with HIV contracted through contaminated blood concentrates used in treatment.

Address 3rd Floor Chesterfield House
385 Euston Road
Town London
County
Postcode NW1 3AU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Hairline International - The Alopecia Patients Society

Telephone 01564 775281 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Helps people who lose their hair for any reason. Information on wigs and hairpieces, current treatments and research. Hairline International 39 St. Johns Close Knowle Solihull West Midlands B93 0NN Tel: 01564 775281

Address Lyon's Court
1668 High Street
Town Knowle
County West Midlands
Postcode B93 OLY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Headway

Telephone 0115 924 0800 Opening Hours General Enquiries
Telephone (Alternative) 0115 958 4446 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Help and support for people with head injuries.

Address 4 King Edward Court
King Edward Street
Town Nottingham
County
Postcode NG1 1EW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Heartburn Hotline

Telephone 0800 55 6611 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Telephone helpline; users can order a booklet for further information.

Address
Town
County
Postcode

Information? No Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Help The Aged

Telephone 0171 253 0253 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 1 St. James' Walk
Town London
County
Postcode EC1R 0BE

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Herpes Viruses Association

Telephone 0171 607 9661 Opening Hours (Administration) 10am-8pm
Telephone (Alternative) Fax 01442 87348 Opening Hours (Alternative) (for Helpline)
Description Information about facial and genital herpes simplex and shingles.}

Address 41 North Road
Town LONDON
County -
Postcode N7 9DP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Hodgkin's Disease Association

Telephone 01844 291479 Opening Hours (Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) 01844 291500 Opening Hours (Alternative) (for Helpline: 9am-10pm every day)
Description Information, support and advice about treatment, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and prognosis.

Address PO Box 275
Haddenham
Town Aylesbury
County Bucks
Postcode HP17 8JJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Hospice Information Service at St. Christophers

Telephone 0181 778 9252 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 776 9345 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Information about hospices in UK and Eire, including inpatient units, home care teams and hospital support teams. Publishes directory of hospice services.

Address 51-59 Lawrie Park Road
Sydenham
Town London
County
Postcode SE26 6DZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Huntington's Disease Association

Telephone 0171 223 7000 Opening Hours (for Inquiries)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Personal support and advice for those affected, their families and professionals involved in their care. Information about welfare benefits, respite care and holiday care.

Address 108 Battersea High Street
Town London
County
Postcode SW11 3HP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Hyperactive Children's Support Group

Telephone 01903 725 182 Opening Hours (from 10am-3.30pm)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Advice and information about diets for hyperactivity and allergy. Hyperactive Childrens Support Group (HACSG) 63 Arundel Rd Littlehampton West Sussex BN17 7DE Tel: 01903 725182}

Address 71 Whyke Lane
Town Chichester
County West Sussex
Postcode PO19 2LD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Hypothyroidism Support Group

Telephone 01942 874 740 Opening Hours 5pm-7pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Reassurance by letter or telephone to adults and children with too little thyroid hormone.

Address 47 Crawford Avenue
Tyldesley
Town Manchester
County
Postcode M29 8ET

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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IA - Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group

Telephone 01623 628 099 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Mutual support group to help people who have had their colon removed. Hospital and home visiting, local members' meetings, exhibitions of equipment, input into stoma care clinics.

Address Amblehurst House
PO Box 23
Town Mansfield
County Notts
Postcode NG18 4TT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Impotence Association Helpline

Telephone 0181 767 7791 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Advice and counselling service

Address
Wandsworth
Town London
County
Postcode SW17 7TL

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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International Glaucoma Association

Telephone 0171 737 3265 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 346 5929 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Leaflet, advice and help for sufferers (enclose large S.A.E.)

Address King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
Town London
County
Postcode SE5 9RS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Issue - National Fertility Association

Telephone 01922 722 888 Opening Hours (Mon-Thurs:9am-4.30pm) (Fri: 9am-4pm)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help, information and support for infertile couples.

Address 114 Lichfield Street
Town Walsall
County W. Midlands
Postcode WS1 1SZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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La Leche League

Telephone 01279 506 238 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help and information for women wanting to breast-feed their babies. Counsellors available.

Address 43 Thorley Park Road
Town Bishop's Stortford
County Hertfordshire
Postcode CM23 3NG

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Leafletline

Telephone 01787 881165 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0541 545 500 Opening Hours (Alternative) Information line
Description Series of leaflets about aspects of occupational health including ergonomics at work, VDUs, lighting, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders.

Address Health and Safety Executive Books
PO Box 1999
Town Sudbury
County Suffolk
Postcode CO10 6FS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Leukaemia Care Society

Telephone 01392 464 848 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Aims to help leukaemia patients and those with related diseases by offering support, hospital visits and companionship. Leukaemia Care Society The 14 Kingfisher Court Vennybridge Pinhoe Exeter Devon EX 4 8JN Tel: 01392 464848

Address 14 Kingfisher Court
Vennybridge, Pinhoe
Town Exeter
County
Postcode EX4 8JN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Lupus UK

Telephone 01708 731 251 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Newsletters and list of self-help groups. Factsheets on varied presentation of lupus and three books for sale.

Address St. James House
Eastern Road
Town Romford
County Essex
Postcode RM1 3MH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Lymphoma Association

Telephone 01844 291479 Opening Hours 9am - 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Helpline 01844 291500 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline 10am to 8pm
Description The Lymphoma Assoc. provides information, emotional support and advice to patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). The Association provides a range of free publications, e.g. booklet on lymphomas; videos to loan; leaflets; etc; telephone links with those with experience of lymphoma; national network of groups covering England, Scotland and Wales, contactable through the Helpline.

Address PO Box 275
Haddenham
Town Aylesbury
County Bucks.
Postcode HP17 8JJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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ME Association

Telephone 013756 42466 Opening Hours Administration
Telephone (Alternative) 01375 361013 Opening Hours (Alternative) Information
Description Information and support as well as lists of sympathetic specialists and clinics for sufferrers of ME

Address Stanhope House
High Street
Town Stamford-le-Hope
County Essex
Postcode SS17 0HA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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MIND - National Association for Mental Health

Telephone 0181 519 2122 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support for people in mental distress and their families. Advice, campaigns and local services. Legal advice. More than 200 local groups in England and Wales.

Address 15-19 Broadway
Stratford
Town London
County
Postcode E15 4BQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Marfan Association UK

Telephone 01252 810 472 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and support for those affected by this syndrome and their families. Support network, regional meetings, factsheet, emergency card, booklets and newsletter. Puts parents of affected children in touch with others.

Address Rochester House
5 Aldershot Road
Town Fleet
County Hampshire
Postcode GU13 9NG

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Marie Curie Cancer Cure

Telephone 0171 235 3325 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 28 Belgrave Square
Town London
County
Postcode SW1X 8QG

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Marriage Care

Telephone 0171 371 1341 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0345 573 921 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description Marriage counselling, education and preparation for marriage, help with fertility, psychosexual problems and natural family planning.

Address Clitherow House
1 Blythe Mews, Blythe Road
Town London
County
Postcode W14 ONW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Medic Alert Foundation

Telephone 0171 833 3034 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 581420 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Bracelet or necklet identification jewellery for range of patients, including those on insulin, steroids, etc. Life membership fee of 30 includes bracelet or necklet.

Address 1 Bridge Wharf
156 Caledonian Road
Town London
County
Postcode N1 9UU

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes
Mencap - Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (PIMD) Section

Telephone 0161 998 4161 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Caters for people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities. Offers a wide range of services.

Address Piper Hill School
200 Yew Tree Lane
Town Northenden, Manchester
County
Postcode M23 OFF

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Meniere's Society

Telephone 01483 740597 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Fax: 01483 755441 Opening Hours (Alternative) Minicom: 01483 771207
Description Provides support for Meniere's sufferers (and like conditions). Encourages research.

E-mail: info@menieres-uk.demon.co.uk

Address 98 Maybury Road
Town Woking
County Surrey
Postcode GU21 5HX

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Migraine Action Association

Telephone 01932 352468 Opening Hours 9.30am - 4.30pm Helpline/answerphone
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Funds research into causes and treatments. Provides information and support for sufferers. Formerly known as the British Migraine Association.

Address 178a High Road
Byfleet
Town West Byfleet
County Surrey
Postcode KT14 7ED

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Miscarriage Association

Telephone 01924 200799 Opening Hours (General inquiries and local contacts)
Telephone (Alternative) 01926 843223 Opening Hours (Alternative) (for cervical stitch network)
Description Support given by a woman or couple with personal experience of miscarriage. Works to improve management and understanding of miscarriage in hospitals and community. Also network of women who have had ectopic pregnancies.

Address c/o Clayton Hospital
Northgate
Town Wakefield
County West Yorkshire
Postcode WF1 3JS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Missing Persons Bureau

Telephone 0181 392 2000 Opening Hours (24 hours, answerphone)
Telephone (Alternative) 0500 700700 Opening Hours (Alternative) (24 hours, answerphone)
Description Helps to trace a missing person, providing help and support for families. Offers publicity, advice and information.}

Address Roebuck House
284-286 Upper Richmond Road West
Town London
County
Postcode SW14 7JE

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Monitor

Telephone 01962 856 066 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Funds research into causes of motor neurone disease, helpline run in office hours, group meetings, counselling, and therapy groups providing treatment and advice.

Address 59 Western Road
Town Winchester
County Hampshire
Postcode FO22 5AH

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Motor Neurone Disease Association

Telephone 01604 250 505 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 01604 624 726 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description

Address 10-15 Notre Dame Mews
Town Northampton
County Northamptonshire
Postcode NN1 2BG

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of GB and Northern Ireland

Telephone 0171 736 6267 (Administration) Opening Hours 0171-371 8000 (Helpline for general guidance on benefits and services)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 222 3123 (Counselling London 24 hrs) Opening Hours (Alternative) 0121-476 4229 (Counselling, Midlands; 10am-11pm)
Description Wide range of help and support given to MS sufferers and carers. 01232 644914 - Helpline, Northern Ireland (9am-5pm) 0131-226 6573 - Counselling, Scotland (10am-11pm)

Address 25 Effie Road
Town London
County
Postcode SW6 1EE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Muscular Dystrophy Group

Telephone 0171 720 8055 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 7-11 Prescott Place
Town London
County
Postcode SW4 6BS

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association

Telephone 01375 642466 Opening Hours 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 4 Corringham Road
Town Stanford-le-Hope
County Essex
Postcode SS17 0HA

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Myasthenia Gravis Association

Telephone 01332 290 219 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 91 99 22 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description Free information pack for doctors or patients and their families.

Address Keynes House, Chester Park
Alfreton Road
Town Derby
County
Postcode DE21 4AS

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group

Telephone 0115 987 0080 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support, counselling and information

Address 175A Carlton Hill
Carlton
Town Nottingham
County
Postcode NG4 1GN

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Telephone 0171 825 2500 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 800 500 Opening Hours (Alternative) 24 hour Helpline
Description Aims to prevent all forms of child abuse. Network of child protection teams around the country, helps parents, runs therapeutic and community playgroups, 24-hour helpline service.

Address 42 Curtain Road
Town London
County
Postcode EC2A 3NH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

Telephone 0171 235 9585 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and advice about this form of rheumatism. Free guidebook for patients.

Address 3 Grosvenor Crescent
Town London
County
Postcode SW1X 7ER

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease

Telephone 01727 844296 Opening Hours Helpline Mon-Thur 10am -1pm
Telephone (Alternative) 01727 830038 Opening Hours (Alternative) Administration
Description Advice for patients and families affected by colitis or Crohn's disease. More than 50 local groups. Medical meetings, information leaflets, welfare fund.

Address 4 Beaumont House
Sutton Road
Town St Albans
County Herts
Postcode AL1 5HH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Association for Premenstrual Syndrome

Telephone 01732 741 709 Opening Hours Information Line
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Self-help group for premenstrual and postnatal depression and tension, offering advice, information and local contacts.

Address PO Box 72
Town Sevenoaks
County Kent
Postcode TN13 1XQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease (NARPD)

Telephone 0161 707 9225 Opening Hours Voice/Fax
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and advice about this bone disorder.

Address 1 Church Road
Eccles
Town Manchester
County
Postcode M30 0DL

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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National Asthma Campaign

Telephone 0171 226 2260 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0345 010203 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
Description Advice and help to asthmatics.

Address Providence House
Providence Place
Town London
County
Postcode N1 ONT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Autistic Society

Telephone 0171 833 2299 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 833 9666 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Information about resources and treatment options available for children and adults with autism, runs special schools and centres, and organises group meetings.

Address 393 City Road
Town London
County
Postcode EC1V 1NE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Back Pain Association

Telephone 0181 977 5474 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Educates people about looking after their backs, supports research into back pain and organises group meetings.

Address 16 Elmtree Road
Town Teddington
County Middlesex
Postcode TW11 8ST

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Childbirth Trust

Telephone 0181 992 8637 Opening Hours Enquiries, Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Runs antenatal classes (fee charged), breastfeeding counsellors, network of local postnatal groups.

Address Alexandra House
Oldham Terrace
Town Acton
County London
Postcode W3 6NH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Council for One Parent Families

Telephone 0171 428 5400 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description NW5 2LX

Address 255 Kentish
Town Road
Town
County London
Postcode

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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National Deaf Children's Society

Telephone 0171 250 0123 (Helpline) Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm. Tues 5pm - 7pm
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 251 5020 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Counselling, advice and information on all aspects of childhood deafness - congenital or acquired. Email: ndcs@ndcs.org.uk

Address 15 Dufferin Street
Town London
County
Postcode EC1Y 8PD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Eczema Society

Telephone 0171 388 4097 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 388 5882 Fax Opening Hours (Alternative) 24 Hour recorded information line 0990 118877
Description Support and advice for eczema sufferers and their families. Local contacts, factsheets, information about Chinese herbal remedies.

Address 163 Eversholt Street
Town London
County
Postcode NW1 1BU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Endometriosis Society

Telephone 0171 222 2776 Opening Hours (Helpline)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 222 2781 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Administration)
Description Information and support for women with endometriosis, their families and friends. Telephone network and pen-pal scheme.

Address 50 Westminster Palace Gardens
1-7 Artillery Row
Town London
County
Postcode SW1P 1RL

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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National Eye Research Centre

Telephone 0117 920 0024 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Bristol Eye Hospital
Lower Maudlin Street
Town Bristol
County
Postcode BS1 2LX

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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National Foster Care Association

Telephone 0171 828 6266 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and advice about all aspects of fostering, training material and support for local foster groups round the country.

Address Leonard House
5-7 Marshalsea Road
Town London
County
Postcode SE1 1EP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Meningitis Trust

Telephone 01453 751738 Opening Hours Information
Telephone (Alternative) 01453 753588 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Information, support and financial help for meningitis sufferers and their families. Promotes Hib vaccine and greater awareness of early signs of meningitis.

Address Fern House
Bath Road
Town Stroud
County Gloucs
Postcode GL5 3TJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Osteoporosis Society

Telephone 01761 471 771 Opening Hours (Administartion)
Telephone (Alternative) 01761 472 721 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Helpline)
Description Advice about osteoporosis, diet sheets including calcium-rich foods, and information about hormone replacement therapy.

Address PO Box 10
Radstock
Town Bath
County
Postcode BA3 3YB

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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National Schizophrenia Fellowship

Telephone 0181 547 3937 Opening Hours (for Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 974 6814 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Advice service: 10am-3pm)
Description National network of support groups for schizophrenics and their families.

Address 28 Castle Street
Town Kingston Upon Thames
County Surrey
Postcode KT1 1SS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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National Society for Epilepsy

Telephone 01494 601300 Opening Hours Helpline
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Fax: 01494 871927

Address Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy
Chalfont St Peter
Town Gerrards Cross
County Bucks
Postcode SL9 0RJ

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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National Stepfamily Association

Telephone 0171 209 2460 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Self-help discussion groups throughout the UK. Can put stepfamilies in touch with one another. Emergency helpline and telephone counselling.

Address Chapel House
18 Hatton Place
Town London
County
Postcode EC1N 8RU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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North East Council on Addictions

Telephone 0191 234 3486 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Free and confidential service to help people trying to overcome benzodiazepine addiction.

Address Philipson House
5 Philipson Street, Walker
Town Newcastle upon Tyne
County
Postcode NE6 4EN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health

Telephone 01232 328 474 Opening Hours (for Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) 01232 237 937 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Advice line: Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm. Tues: 6pm-8pm)
Description Information and advice on all aspects of mental illness and health in Northern Ireland.

Address 80 University Street
Town Belfast
County
Postcode BT7 1HE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Northern Ireland Community Addiction Service

Telephone 01232 664 434 Opening Hours (Helpline: Mon-Fri 8.45 am-5 pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and advice, plus information on safe and sensible levels of drinking.

Address 40 Elmwood Avenue
Town Belfast
County
Postcode BT9 6AZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Nutallergy Network

Telephone 01784 488538 Opening Hours 9am to 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and information for Nut Allergy Sufferers Web Site: www.nutallergy.net 

Address 58 High Street,
Town Wraysbury
County
Postcode TW19 5DB

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Obsessive Action

Telephone 0171 226 4000 Opening Hours 9am -5pm
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 345 9464 (fax) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description A charity that aims to support patients suffering Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and increase awareness of OCD. The organisation also supports patients with Body Dysmorphia Disorder. It is also in touch with a network of self-help groups.

Address Obsessive Action
Aberdeen Centre
Town town
County London
Postcode N5 2EA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Parentline

Telephone 01702 559 900 Opening Hours (Helpline) 13 regional helplines
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Umbrella organisation of helf-help groups for parents under stress, workers provide a listening ear, use basic counselling skills, offer non-directive suggestions in order to help parents and carers to find their own solutions.

Address Endway house
The Endway
Town Hadleigh
County Essex
Postcode SS7 2AN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Parkinson's Disease Society

Telephone 0171 383 3513 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Helps patients and relatives of sufferers from Parkinson's disease. Funds research, 200 local groups through UK.

Address 22 Upper Woburn Place
Town London
County
Postcode WC1H ORA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Patients Association

Telephone 0181 981 5676 Opening Hours (Mon-Fri: 9.30am-5.30pm)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Represents patients' interests to government, professional bodies and all organisations involved in health matters. Offers advice to patients but does not take on individual cases.

Address 18 Victoria Park Square
Bethnal Green
Town London
County
Postcode E2 9PF

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Network - Women's Health

Telephone 0171 251 6580 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and advice about PID. Allows sufferers to share experiences, identifies sympathetic doctors and hospitals, and organises meetings. Telephone support contacts.

Address 52 Featherstone Street
Town London
County
Postcode EC1Y 8RT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Positively Women

Telephone 0171 713 0444 Opening Hours (Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 713 0222 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Service and Helpline)
Description Support groups for HIV-positive women. Leaflet about risks of pregnancy and childbirth if either partner is positive. Other leaflets about prevention, positive blood tests for HIV and drug abuse.

Address 347-349 City Road
Town London
County
Postcode EC1V 1LR

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Praeder-Willis Syndrome Association UK

Telephone 01483 724784 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help for carers and parents of children with this syndrome which causes learning difficulties, appetite disturbance and hypogonadism in boys.

Address 2 Wheatsheaf Close
Horsell
Town Woking
County Surrey
Postcode GU21 4BP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Premenstrual Society 'PREMSOC'

Telephone 01932 872 560 Opening Hours 11am-6pm Mon-Fri
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description The aims of the Society are to give information and support to individual PMS sufferers, provide educational courses on PMS and help individuals and organisations aiming to start self-help groups.

Address Premsoc
PO Box 429
Town ADDLESTONE
County Surrey
Postcode KT15 1DZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association

Telephone 01327 860299 Opening Hours 9am -1pm
Telephone (Alternative) 01327 860242 (fax) Opening Hours (Alternative) answerphone out-of-hours
Description An organisation that seeks to promote and encourage research into progressive supranuclear palsy, a neuro-degenerative disease affecting the brain stem for which there is currently no cure. The Association also acts a support group for sufferers and their families

Address The Old Rectory
Wappenham
Town nr Towcester
County Northamptonshire
Postcode NN12 8SQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Psoriasis Association

Telephone 01604 711129 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Patient leaflets, advice and three journals a year.

Address 7 Milton Street
Town Northampton
County
Postcode NN2 7JG

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance

Telephone 01923 672837 Opening Hours 9am - 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Fax 01923 672837 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description E-Mail; office@paalliance.org Website: http://www.paalliance.org The Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance is a national charity dedicated to raising awareness and helping people with psoriatic arthritis and its associated skin disorder psoriasis. For further information write to the office in St Albans and enclose a S.A.E.

Address Psoriatic Arthropathy Alliance
PO Box 111
Town St Albans
County Herts
Postcode AL2 3JQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Quit

Telephone 0800 002200 Opening Hours (Daily: 9.30am-5.30pm)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 388 5775 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Administration)
Description Help and information for those who want to stop smoking.

Address Victory House
170 Tottenham Court Road
Town London
County
Postcode W1P OHA

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind)

Telephone 0171 388 1266 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Employment services, training, education, careers, braille books and music, telephone advice and information for the blind or partially sighted.

Address 224-228 Great Portland Street
Town London
County
Postcode W1N 6AA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf People)

Telephone 0171 387 8033 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Full range of services for the deaf or hearing-impaired, including a directory of services, counselling and information. Royal National Institute for Deaf People South East Regional Office 39, Store St London WC1E 7DB Tel: 0171 916 4144

Address 105 Gower Street
Town London
County
Postcode WC1E 6AH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Rape Crisis Centre

Telephone 0171 837 1600 Opening Hours (24-hour service)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description 24-hour counselling, medical and legal help for victims. Information on court and medical procedures. Will accompany victim to court.

Address PO Box 69
Town London
County
Postcode WCLX 9NJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association

Telephone 01270 872 776 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Aims to improve communication between doctors and patients and put sufferers in touch with one another.

Address 112 Crewe Road
Town Alsager
County Cheshire
Postcode ST7 2JA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Registered Nursing Homes Association

Telephone 0121 454 2511 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Annual reference book of all nursing homes and acts as a trade association for nursing home owners.

Address Calthorpe House
Hadley Road, Edgbaston
Town Birmingham
County
Postcode B16 8QY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Relate - National Marriage Guidance

Telephone 01788 573 241 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Co-ordinates the activities of local marriage guidance centres, counselling couples in all relationships.

Address Herbert Gray College
Little Church Street
Town Rugby
County Warks
Postcode CV21 3AP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Release - The National Drugs and Legal Helpline

Telephone 0171 729 9904 Opening Hours Advice: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 603 8654 Opening Hours (Alternative) Emergencies 6pm-10am
Description Information, counselling and advice on drug problems, drug-related legal problems and criminal legal emergencies for drug users and their families, and professionals working in related fields.

Address 388 Old Street
Town London
County
Postcode EC1V 9LT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Resolve - The Vaginismus Support Group

Telephone Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Puts sufferers in touch with other sufferers via letters. Leaflets, book and directory.

Address PO Box 820
Town London
County
Postcode N10 3AW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Rett Syndrome Association UK

Telephone 01684 833 357 Opening Hours (Helpline)
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 361 5161 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Administration)
Description Support and friendship for families and carers of children with this syndrome. Lists of clinics with own medical advisers.

Address 113 Friern Barnet Road
Town London
County
Postcode N11 3EU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Royal Society for Disability & Rehabilitation (RADAR)

Telephone 0171 250 3222 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Unit 12, City Forum
250 City Road
Town London
County
Postcode EC1V 8AF

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)

Telephone 0121 248 2000 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 353 Bristol Road
Edgbaston Park
Town Edgbaston, Birmingham
County West Midlands
Postcode B5 75T

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)

Telephone 0171 436 7940 Opening Hours (Office)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 436 5881 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Helpline)
Description Information and a national support network for parents who have lost a baby through stillbirth or neonatal death.

Address 28 Portland Place
Town London
County
Postcode W1N 4DE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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SANE (Schizophrenia - A National Emergency)

Telephone 0171 375 1002 Opening Hours (Administration: 9am-5.30pm)
Telephone (Alternative) 0345 678000 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Daily: 2pm-Midnight) Helpline
Description A fund-raising and campaigning organisation which supports research into schizophrenia, promoting better services for sufferers, and a greater public awareness of their problems.

Address 1st Floor, Cityside House,
40 Alder Street
Town London
County
Postcode E1 1EE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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SATFA (Support Around Termination for Abnormality)

Telephone 0171 631 0285 Opening Hours (Helpline)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 631 0280 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Administration)
Description Support and information for parents waiting for results orf prenatal testing or having just been told their baby has an abnormality. The SATFA parents handbook discusses practical and psychological issues and can be given to parents at the time of diagnosis. Helpline, individual befrienders and local groups.

Address 73 Charlotte Street
Town London
County
Postcode W1P 1LB

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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SPOD - Association to Aid the Sexual and Personal Relationships of People with a Disabilty

Telephone 0171 607 8851 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information and advice to aid sexual and personal relationships of people with a disability. Can put people in touch with a local counsellor.

Address 286 Camden Road
Town London
County
Postcode N7 OBJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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STEPS - National Association for Children with Lower Limb Abnormalities

Telephone 01925 757 525 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Promotes local self-help groups and individual parent contacts.

Address 15 Statham Close
Town Lymm
County Cheshire
Postcode WA13 9NN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Samaritans, The

Telephone 01753 532 713 Opening Hours (Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support for all those in distress; 184 branches open 24 hours a day. Telephone directories list local branches.

Address 10 The Grove
Town Slough
County Berks
Postcode SL1 1QP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Scope (formerly the Spastic Society)

Telephone 0171 636 5202 Opening Hours (Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) 01800 626216 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Helpline: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun 2pm-6pm)
Description Range of services for people with cerebral palsy and their families. Schools, colleges, residential care information and careers advice. More than 200 local groups.

Address 12 Park Crescent
Town London
County
Postcode W1N 4EQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Scottish Association for Mental Health

Telephone 0141 568 7000 (Office) Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0141 568 7001 (Fax) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Independent voluntary organisation dealing with all aspects of mental illness and health in Scotland.

Address Head Office, Cumbrae House
15 Carlton Court
Town Glasgow
County
Postcode G5 9JP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Scottish Association for the Deaf

Telephone 0131 557 0591 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Co-ordinates work of all statutory and voluntary agencies in Scotland working for hearing-impaired people, and maintains register.

Address Moray House, Inst. Of Education
Holyrood Road
Town Edinburgh
County
Postcode EH8 8AQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Scottish Council on Alcohol

Telephone 0141 333 9677 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Network of local councils on alcohol. Promotes safe and sensible levels on drinking.

Address 137-145 Sauchiehall Street
Town Glasgow
County
Postcode G2 3EW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Scottish Society for Autistic Children

Telephone 0131 665 6659 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Promotes care and interests of children suffering from infantile or childhood autism, and their families. Provides an educational establishment, residential care, counselling and group meetings.

Address 21b North High St
Town Musselburgh
County Midlothian
Postcode EH21 6JA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Scottish Women's Aid

Telephone 0131 221 0401 Opening Hours (Administration: 10am-1pm)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information, support and refuge for abused women and their children via a network of 37 local groups throughout Scotland.

Address 12 Torphichen St
Town Edinburgh
County Midlothian
Postcode EH 3 8JQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Association

Telephone 0181 969 7028 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Help and information for sufferers of this form of depression related to lack of sunlight. Lightbox hire scheme, penfriends, helpline.

Address PO Box 989
Town London
County
Postcode SW7 2PZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Sense - National Deafblind and Rubella Association

Telephone 0171 272 7774 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information, advice and support.

Address 11-13 Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
Town London
County
Postcode N4 3SR

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Shingles Support Society

Telephone 0171 607 9661 Opening Hours 10am - 8pm
Telephone (Alternative) Helpline 0171 609 9061 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Note: Minicom V for the deaf or hard of hearing: 0171 607 9661. Medical treatment and self-help advice re post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) following shingles. Early treatment results in a greater likelihood of eliminating it. Send SAE (and donation) for 18 page pack.

Address 41 North Road
Town LONDON
County
Postcode N7 9DP

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Sickle Cell Society

Telephone 0181 961 7795 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 961 4006 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Information on sickle-cell disease and trait, information pack available.

Address 54 Station Road
Town London
County
Postcode NW10 4UA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Society for Environmental Therapy

Telephone 01473 723552 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Group of doctors, health professionals and lay people with an interest in dietary and environmental contribution to ill-health and food-related diseases.

Address c/o Mrs Davidson
521 Foxhall Road
Town Ipswich
County Suffolk
Postcode IP3 8LW

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Society of Chiropodists

Telephone 0171 486 3381 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description List of state-registered chiropodists.

Address 53 Welbeck Street
Town London
County
Postcode W1M 7HE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Spinal Injuries Association

Telephone 0181 444 2121 Opening Hours (General: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm)
Telephone (Alternative) 0181 883 4296 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Counselling)
Description Includes an information service, welfare service and care attendant agency. Assist those with a disability to get back to ordinary life.

Address 76 St James' Lane
Town London
County
Postcode N10 3DF

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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St John Ambulance

Telephone 0171 235 5231 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address 1 Grosvenor Crescent
Town London
County
Postcode SW1X 7EF

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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St John's Ambulance Association

Telephone 0171 235 5231 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Trains members of the public in first aid, childcare, hygiene, etc. Cadet courses for eight to 16 year olds.

Address 1 Grosvenor Crescent
Town London
County
Postcode SW1X 7EF

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Standing Conference on Drug Abuse (SCODA)

Telephone 0171 928 9500 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description

Address Waterbridge House
32-36 Loman Street
Town London
County
Postcode SE1 0EE

Information? No Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Stroke Association

Telephone 0171 490 7999 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Aims to combat strokes, offers practical help for stroke sufferers and their families, regional stroke centres.

Address Stroke House
Whitecross Street
Town London
County
Postcode EC1Y 8JJ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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TAMBA - Twins and Multiple Births Association

Telephone 0151 348 0020 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 01732 868000 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Helpline)
Description Aims to inform, help and support parents of twins, triplets or more. Increases awareness of problems among public and health professionals.

Address PO Box 30
Little Sutton
Town South Wirral
County
Postcode L66 1TH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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TAR - Thrombocytopenia with Absent Radii Support Group

Telephone 0191 371 0055 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and information for parents.

Address 13 Friarside
Witton, Gilbert
Town Durham
County
Postcode DH7 6RY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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TOF - Tracheo-oesophageal fistula

Telephone 0115 940 0694 Opening Hours 9am - 5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and information for parents of children born with tracheo-oesophageal fistula and/or oesophageal atresia. Arranges groups of six to eight families to correspond with one another. Telephone information on Monday to Thursday mornings and 24-hour answerphone.}

Address St Georges Centre
91 Victoria Road
Town Netherfield
County Notts
Postcode NG4 2NN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Terrence Higgins Trust

Telephone 0171 831 0330 Opening Hours (Administration)
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 242 1010 Opening Hours (Alternative) (Helpline)
Description Help and support for HIV-positive people. Support groups and one-to-one befriending programme known as 'Buddy'.

Address 52-54 Grays Inn Road
Town London
County
Postcode WC1X 8JU

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)

Telephone 01626 852 980 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Patient information, advice and a newsletter for those with exopthalmos or other thyroid-related eye problems.

Address 34 Fore St
Town Chudleigh
County Devon
Postcode TQ13 0HX

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Tinnitus - RNID

Telephone 0345 090210 Opening Hours Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Advice about tinnitus due to inner-ear damage, often from noise or ageing. Information about masking devices, and ways of overcoming tinnitus, such as relaxation therapy.

Address Royal National Institute for Deaf People
Castle Cavendish Works, Norton Street
Town Radford
County Nottingham
Postcode NG7 5PN

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Tisserand Aromatherapy Institute

Telephone 01273 206640 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Offers full-time and part-time courses in aromatherapy. Can recommend practitioners over the phone. Publishes a journal. The training school is in London. 23-31 Beavor Lane W6 9AP

Address 65 Church Road
Town Hove
County East Sussex
Postcode BN3 2BD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Tourette Syndrome (UK)

Telephone 01892 669151 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support and information for parents and carers of children with this condition involving behavioural disturbance with characteristic swearing and outbursts. Register of interested specialists. Booklets for doctors and teachers.

Address 1st Floor Offices, Old Bank Chambers
London Road
Town Crowborough
County East Sussex
Postcode TN6 2TT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Toxoplasmosis Trust

Telephone 0171 713 0661 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Education about risks of this parasitic infection to the fetus, supports those affected and provides information to health professionals. Employs a fieldworker.

Address 61-71 Collier Street
Town London
County
Postcode N1 9BE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Treacher Collins Family Support Group

Telephone 01603 433736 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support, information and advice about this congenital form of cleft palate and associated problems.

Address 114 Vincent Road
Thorpe Hamlet
Town Norwich
County Norfolk
Postcode NR1 4HH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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UK Thalassaemia Society

Telephone 0181 882 0011 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0800 7311 109 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description Counselling groups for carriers, affected individuals and families.

Address 19 The Broadway
Southgate Circus
Town London
County
Postcode N14 6PH

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Urostomy Association

Telephone 01245 224 294 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Support for people who have or need a urinary diversion or ileal conduit. Members will visit patients before and after operations.

Address Buckland
Beaumont Park
Town Danbury
County Essex
Postcode CM3 4DE

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Usher's Syndrome in the Deaf Community

Telephone 0121 456 1564 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Progressive loss of vision in some congenitally deaf people. Offers support and information to those affected and their families.

Address National Deafblind & Rubella Association
The Princess Royal Centre, 4 Church Rd
Town Edgbaston, Birmingham
County WestMidlands
Postcode B15 3TD

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Victim Support

Telephone 0171 735 9166 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0845 3030 900 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline Mon-Fri 9am-9pm Sat/Sun 9am-7pm
Description Offers practical information, advice and emotional support.

Address Cranmer House
39 Brixton Road
Town London
County
Postcode SW9 6DZ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Vitiligo Society

Telephone 0171 388 8905 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 388 0487 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Provides information and leaflets.

Address 19 Fitzroy Square
Town London
County
Postcode W1P 5HQ

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Voice Care Network UK

Telephone 01926 864000 Opening Hours 9am -5pm
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description A charity disseminating information on vocal health. It also provides practical voice workshops for teachers and professionals.

Address 29 Southbank Road
Town Kenilworth
County Warwickshire
Postcode CV8 1LA

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Wales Council for the Blind

Telephone 01222 473 954 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 01222 455 710 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Promotes welfare of the blind and partially sighted.

Address Shand House
20 Newport Road
Town Cardiff
County
Postcode CF2 1DB

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Wales Council for the Deaf

Telephone 01443 485 687 Opening Hours Office
Telephone (Alternative) 01443 408 555 Opening Hours (Alternative) Fax
Description Offers advice on all aspects of hearing difficulties.

Address Glenview House
Courthouse Street
Town Pontypridd
County
Postcode CF37 1JY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Wegeners Granulomatosis Society

Telephone 01928 563243 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description A relatively rare form of arthritis causing vasculitis and immunodeficiency. Blood test (ANCA) now available. Treatment with chemotherapy and steroids.

Address c/o Mr Tom Clay, Hillside
30 Main Street, Halton Village
Town Runcorn
County Cheshire
Postcode WA7 2AN

Information? Yes Publications? No
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Weight Watchers UK

Telephone 01628 777 077 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) 0345 123 000 Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Group therapy to aid weight loss. Magazine, leaflets and local group meetings.

Address Kidwells Park House
Kidwells Park Drive
Town Maidenhead
County Berks
Postcode SL6 8YT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? Yes

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Williams Syndrome/Infantile Hypercalcaemia Foundation

Telephone 01279 427214 Opening Hours
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Register of children affected with this congenital syndrome. Information, support and advice for parents and carers.

Address 37 Mulberry Green
Town Old Harlow
County Essex
Postcode CM17 OEY

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? Yes Runs Campaigns? No

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Women's Aid Federation for England

Telephone 0117 944 4411 Opening Hours (Helpline: Mon-Fri 10.30am-4pm and 7-10pm)
Telephone (Alternative) 0345 023468 Opening Hours (Alternative) (National Helpline)
Description Telephone advice line for support and referral to refuges for abused women. Leaflets and literature about domestic violence.

Address PO Box 391
Town Bristol
County Avon
Postcode BS99 7WS

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Women's Health & Reproductive Rights Information Centre

Telephone 0171 251 6333 Opening Hours Administration
Telephone (Alternative) 0171 251 6580 Opening Hours (Alternative) Helpline
Description Fax: 0171 608 0928

Address 52 Featherstone Street
Town LONDON
County county
Postcode EC1Y 8RT

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? No Local Network? Yes
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No

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Women's Health Concern

Telephone 0181 780 3007 Opening Hours (Helpline and office)
Telephone (Alternative) Opening Hours (Alternative)
Description Advice for women with gynaecological problems and other health queries. Offers professional counselling service and runs study days.

Address 93-99 Upper Richmond Road
Town London
County
Postcode SW15 2TG

Information? Yes Publications? Yes
Telephone Help Line? Yes Local Network? No
Funds Research? No Runs Campaigns? No
 
 

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