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Self Help UK

Self Help Groups

  • B E Bosom Friends

    Cancer Support Group
  • Babyloss

    Babyloss is an online resource for anyone whose life has been touched by pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death.
  • Back Care Warehouse

    The Back Care Warehouse sells a wide range of products dedicated to the relief of back pain. This includes a range of lumbar support belts, support cushions, pain relief devices, exercise and stretching aids, accessories to assist in everyday life, and other items. They also sell a wide range of...
  • Back in Action

    Back in Action was set up in 1988 to help people manage, prevent and treat the symptoms of back pain. They are dedicated to beating back pain by improving the furniture you use. They think healthy furniture must be stylish furniture if it is to be widely used, so for over 20 years Back in Action...
  • Back Shop (The)

    The Back Shop supplies products for people with back problems at the shop and by mail order. Contact the above address for a catalogue or visit their website.
  • BackCare

    Educates people about looking after their backs, supports research into back pain and organises group meetings.
  • Back-up

    National charity to encourage people with spinal cord injury to reintegrate into the community and remotivating through outdoor sporting activities
  • BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

    The British Association for Counselling grew from the Standing Conference for the Advancement of Counselling, a grouping of organisations inaugurated in 1970 at the instigation of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Membership was extended to include individuals when in 1977, with the...

    Information & advice for people with disabilities. Signposting to relevant departments of organisaitons
  • BaKare Beds

    BaKare Beds supply a range of adjustable beds for those with general mobility problems and those suffering from various conditions which can be eased by the use of a specialist bed. Beds are made in a range of styles and finishes and with a wide range of practical, special features such as...
  • Bankruptcy-Insolvency.co.uk

    Freephone and online access to money advice and debt related matters to individuals and businesses.
  • Barnardo's

    Barnardo's is the UK's biggest and best known children's charity. There are some 394 services working with more than 115,000 children, young people and families a year. The charity continues to fight the old problems of poverty, homelessness, and child prostitution, and new issues of children...
  • Barnardo's Positive Options

    The Planning Scheme offers parents who are HIV positive or living with other life threatening illnesses, the opportunity to explore plan for their children's care, looking at options such as care by relatives or friends, fostering or adoption. The service aims to help work with parents in ways that...
  • Baronmead International

    Baronmead are a UK manufacturer of powered stairclimbers; capable of carrying people, manual & electric wheelchairs up stairs and steps. They distribute globally. They also supply emergency evacuation chairs for stairway escape, public access lifts for public buildings, and stairlifts for your...
  • Barrett's Oesophagus Foundation

    Founded as a charity in 1999, the Barrett's Oesophagus Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to the prevention of cancer from Barrett's oesophagus and the support of people living with the disease. The Foundation is well supported by distinguished members of the medical...
  • Barth Syndrome Trust

    The Barth Syndrome Trust was created in the United Kingdom (Registered Charity Number 1100835) in order to better serve the needs of affected families here in the UK and in the rest of Europe. The Barth Syndrome Trust aims to increase awareness amongst health professionals and the general...
  • BASIC - Brain and Spinal Injury Charity

    BASIC is a registered charity affiliated to the neurosciences centre at Hope hospital, Salford. The resource centre offers support services to those who are going through, or have been through, the regional neurosciences centre at Hope hospital. Some of BASIC's services are available locally at the...
  • Bathing Solutions Ltd

    Bathings Solutions supplies and installs bathing products suitable for those having difficulty in using their existing bath or shower. There is a range of options available.
  • Batten Disease Family Association

    The principal aim of the Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) is that no family will go through the devastating journey of Batten disease alone. The BDFA's vision is to bring light to Batten disease by being the central point of excellence in the UK for supporting affected families and to...
  • Battle Against Tranquillisers

    BAT is a non-profit-making organisation working to lessen the harm caused by benzodiazepine and similar tranquillisers and sleeping pills. It has the following aims: • To help those who are addicted to benzodiazepines (and similar) and who wish to withdraw from them, to do so as comfortably as...
  • BAWSO - Black Association of Women Step Out

    Established in 1995 BAWSO is an all Wales, voluntary organisation, providing specialist holistic services to black and minority ethnic women and children, who are, or are about to be made homeless through a threat of domestic abuse, suffering or fleeing domestic abuse in Wales. It is affiliated to...
  • BCDOP (British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association)

    Supports groups of disabled people and campaigns for their rights.
  • BCNC - Benzodiazepines Co-operation Not Compensation

    The aims of the group are: • To achieve a situation where no medical practitioner supplies a new patient with benzodiazepines or "Z" drugs (tranquilliser or sleeping pill), for a longer period of time than the two to four weeks as recommended by the Committee on the Safety of Medicines. This...
  • BEAMA Foundation for Disabled People

    The Beama Foundation for Disabled People was established by the Federation of British Electro-Technical and Allied Manufacturers' Associations and the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR). The object of the Foundation is to assist disabled people through the provision of...
  • beat

    Information and help on all aspects of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders. beat is the organisation that campaigns, that challenges the stigma people with eating disorders face, and that gives people the help and...
  • Beating Bowel Cancer

    Beating Bowel Cancer is a national charity for those affected by bowel cancer. We are dedicated to raising awareness of the symptoms to promote early diagnosis and ultimately save lives from this disease. Beating Bowel Cancer provides essential support services to bowel cancer patients and...
  • Beaumont Trust

    Educational charity providing information on gender related issues.
  • Bechwith-Wiedemann Support Group

    Support for parents, information and advice. Encourages medical research. Sae please
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Support Group

    We provide information and support for parents of children with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome.
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann Support Group UK

    The BWS support group was started in 1990 in order to share problems and promote both public and professional awareness of BWS and to support and encourage research. The group has links with BWS groups in America and Holland. It publishes a newsletter and information sheets.
  • Bees

    Advice on exstrophy, epispadias and ectopia vesicae.
  • Behcets Syndrome Society

    UK patient support group. Registered charity. Run entirely by volunteers. Founded in 1983.
  • Bell's Palsy Association

    The Bell's Palsy Association is a UK registered charity established to provide help and information to sufferers of this condition.
  • Ben Hardwick Fund

    The Ben Hardwick Fund helps children with primary liver disease, like Ben Hardwick. The charity helps with a contribution towards the costs associated with the child's disease such as travel costs to and from hospital for the family and in-hospital expenses during lengthy stays such as those...
  • Bendrigg Trust

    The Bendrigg Trust is a residential activity centre which runs outdoor education courses and holidays for young people with special needs. Located in countryside between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, the Centre has two accommodation units set in 15 acres of grounds. Groups come to the...
  • Benefit Enquiry Line

    The Benefit Enquiry Line (BEL) is a benefits helpline for people with disabilities, carers and representatives. BEL is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. They offer confidential advice and information on benefits and how to claim them. In addition to giving advice they are also able to...
  • Benzo.org.uk

    The benzo.org.uk site has been set up to provide support and information on benzodiazepine addiction, withdrawal and recovery. It is run by someone who has gone through withdrawal from diazepam who felt there was a need for advice, help and information about the withdrawal syndrome. The aim is that...
  • Bereaved Parents Network

    The Bereaved Parents' Network aim to offer support and encouragement to anyone who has lost a child. The Bereaved Parents' Network is part of the organisation called 'Care for the Family'. Care for the Family’s work is motivated by Christian compassion, but its resources and support are available...
  • Bereavement.org.uk

    They aim to inform about the many kinds of services and support that are offered to bereaved people in London. They also aim to refer enquiries on to other agencies if they are not able to help. They are also keen to promote the development of high standards in bereavement care and to this...
  • Betterhearing.co.uk

    Advice sevice for the hard of hearing
  • Beyond Fear

    My mission is to enable you to discover how you can live your life free from dental anxiety, fear or phobia
  • BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health

    The BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health has a website which is aimed at providing practical ideas and advice for professionals to promote physical activity. They also provide resources to support the promotion of physical activity. Their aims are to: Maintain a national...

    Bibic is a national charity helping children and young people aged 6 months upwards with conditions affecting their social, communication, sensory, motor & learning abilities to achieve their full potential. Conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, dyslexia, brain injury and...
  • Big Matters

    Big Matters is a voice for people who live daily with a weight problem. It looks at all aspects of daily life not just weight loss alone. The site gives information on diet, lifestyle and fitness and also provides links to some support organisations and helplines.
  • Big Print

    Big Print is a weekly newspaper for those that experience sight difficulties.
  • BILD - British Institute of Learning Disabilites

    BILD is an independent registered charity committed to improving the quality of life of all people with a learning disability. BILD's work involves people of all ages and in all aspects of their lives. BILD is committed to making services and service planners aware of, and able to deal with, the...
  • Bipolar Scotland

    Bipolar Scotland support self-helps groups throughout Scotland. They also provide information and act as a lobby group for people with the diagnosis and their carers.
  • Bipolar UK

    Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. We provide a range of services to enable people affected by bipolar and associated illnesses to take control of their lives. Each...
  • BIRD

    BIRD provides treatment to improve the quality of life for people with brain injuries of all types, and learning difficulties, irrespective of age or severity. BIRD is a registered national charity that has treated thousands of people from all over the UK for over 20 years. BIRD treats people...
  • Birth Companions

    Birth Companions is a small charity providing practical and emotional support to women who face giving birth whilst in detention. Birth Companions provides both emotional and practical support to women in this situation, supporting them in pregnancy, during childbirth, and afterwards....
  • Birth Defects Foundation

    The Birth Defects Foundation (BDF) is a UK registered Charity, whose mission is to improve child health, aid families and create awareness. BDF is committed to funding basic, clinical and ethically approved research into causes, prevention and treatment of birth defects. BDF’s Here to Help...
  • Birth Trauma Association

    The Birth Trauma Association (BTA) was established in 2004 to support women suffering from post natal post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and to offer basic advice and support to other women who are finding it hard to cope with their childbirth experience. They are not trained counsellors or...
  • BirthChoiceUK

    This website is aimed at pregnant women in the UK to help them choose where to give birth. This could mean choosing a hospital birth, giving birth in a birth centre or midwifery-led unit, or a home birth. Women are encouraged to think about the sort of birth they would like, using research-based...
  • Birthworks

    Birrthworks' ethos is about providing the possibility of a waterbirth, in an environmentally conscious way, without forsaking either luxury or comfort. They aim to support mothers and their partners in creating the birth that is right for them, at home or in hospital. BirthWorks...
  • Black Carers Project

    The Black Carers Project offers support to black and other ethnic minority carers in Bristol in many ways, these include: Information - we can provide carers with information on the many issues surrounding caring including financial advice, benefits and other services available. We can...
  • Black Mental Health Resource Centre

    Provides individual and group support, advocacy and counselling for people experiencing mental health problems, 'black' being defined as those who are from or have their origins in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.
  • Black Women's Rape Action Project

    Black Women's Rape Action Project (BWRAP) provides practical self-help support services and counselling to Black women, and other women of colour including immigrant and refugee women and girls who: have been raped or sexually assaulted in their country of origin; face sexual harassment at work or...
  • Blackliners

    Support for black people of Asian, African, Caribbean origins with HIV or AIDS
  • Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF)

    The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the UK’s largest charity providing information and support for people living with bladder and bowel control problems. The organisation is run by patients, carers and healthcare professionals who are committed to raising public and professional...
  • Bladder Exstrophy Family Association

    The Bladder Exstrophy Family Association is a non profit making support network for families of children born with bladder/cloacal exstrophy and/or epispadias