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Self Help UK

Self Help Groups

  • C.A.L.L. Helpline

    Mental Health Telephone Helpline for North and Mid Wales providing emotional support, information on services and free literature

    CACDP is a registered charity which exists to provide knowledge and recognise skills in the languages and communication methods used by deaf people. A UK awarding body accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority offering a wide range of high quality qualifications in British Sign...
  • Caesarean Birth and VBAC Information

    Offers research-based information and support on all aspects of caesareans and vaginal birth following caesarean section (VBAC).
  • Calderdale Carers Project

    provides information advice and support to carers in Calderdale
  • Caledonia Youth

    The service is aimed at any young person (male or female) who wishes advice, information and support on any aspect of sex, contraception and relationships. The services they provide are on an open access basis and include: Condoms Hormonal Contraception Emergency contraception (the...
  • Calibre

    Lending library of books on standard cassettes free to individuals.
  • CALL - Cancer Aid and Listening Line

    CALL offers care and support for people living with cancer, their carers and families in and around Greater Manchester. The original telephone helpline service has grown to include home visits as well as working closely with Macmillan nurses, district nurses and social services. Support is geared...
  • CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

    CALM targets young men, aged 15-35, at the start of depression or crisis. Callers are offered free and confidential advice, support and information via a helpline and website.
  • Calvert Trust

    Outdoor adventure holidays and courses for prople with disabilities. Also operates centres at Exmoor (01598 763 221) and Kildare (01434 250 232).
  • Cambian Education

    Cambian Education runs seven residential special schools and colleges for children, young people and adults who have autism, Asperger syndrome, or autism and severe learning difficulties with complex needs and challenging behaviours. Multi-disciplinary teams and high staff ratios ensure...
  • Camp Quality UK

    A non-profit making charitable organisation providing 'holidays of a life time' in the UK for those children who are suffering from cancer. Sae
  • Campaign Against Drinking & Driving

    Campaign Against Drinking & Driving (CADD) is a group originally formed by relatives of victims who died as a result of other people's drunken driving. CADD believes there is need for the following. To increase the awareness of the general public of the full extend of death, injury and...
  • Campaign for People with Mental Handicap

  • Camping for the Disabled

  • Can Be Done Ltd

    Can Be Done is a holiday company specialising in arranging holidays and travel for people who are less agile or have disabilities. The emphasis is on offering the same facilities as to those who are able-bodied. Customers can book a tour or travel independently with attention paid to individual...
  • Cancer Aid Listening Line

  • Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood

    CLIC is a national charity, set up over 20 years ago with the aim of dramatically improving the treatment and support given to all children who have cancer or leukaemia.
  • Cancer Black Care

    Providing practical, physical and emotional support for people affected by cancer.
  • Cancer Bridge

    A safe and caring place to visit for people living with cancer, offering opportunities to patients and carers to enhance quality of life and focusing on issues important to the individual.
  • Cancer Care Society

    Free One-to-one and group counselling sessions for people whose lives are touched by cancer. Information library and complementary therapies.
  • Cancer Counselling Trust

    The Cancer Counselling Trust provides face to face and telephone counselling for cancer patients, their families, friends, and care givers, who seek counselling to help them through the difficult issues precipitated by a cancer diagnosis. Each client is offered up to nine 50 minute sessions....
  • Cancer Laryngectomee Trust

    The Cancer Laryngectomee Trust, a national charity based in Halifax, provides support for sufferers from Cancer of the Larynx and their carers. We supply emergency identification aids, copies of the book Laryngectomy is not a Tragedy, regular newsletters and grants. Our social functions are an...
  • Cancer Network Fife

    Providing practical and emotional support, information and advice to anyone in Fife affected by the diagnosis of cancer. Patients, their families, friends and carers can access our services from four Fife locations; Ladybank, Anstruther, Buckhaven and Dunfermline. Drop-in support sessions are...
  • Cancer Recovery Specialists Limited

    Cancer Recovery Specialists Limited is a leading UK private hospital-based cancer supportive care company specialising in the provision of supportive and rehabilitation-based services to the wider cancer community. Our mission is to meet our patients care expectations through the provision of...
  • Cancer Research UK

  • CANCERactive

    CANCERactive provides aims to provide all the evidence based information available on; cancer, its causes, possible treatments and prevention, to help you make more informed personal choices and thus increase the odds of recovery. The charity's web site is: www. canceractive.com and is visited...
  • Cancerbackup Scotland

    Cancerbackup is a national charity providing free information and support to people affected by cancer, their families and friends. The information service is staffed by cancer nurse specialists who answer questions on any aspect of cancer (call the helpline number above). Other services include...
  • CancerHelp UK

    CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. It is provided by Cancer Research UK. The site includes a comprehensive range of information including cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
  • Cancerkin Centre

    Cancerkin is a breast cancer charity. Its activities include the following: One-to-one support by trained volunteer visitors with personal experience of breast cancer Group support meetings Massage, reflexology and reiki 'Look Good - Feel Better' programme Lymphoedema clinic by hospital...
  • Candid (Counselling And Diagnosis In Dementia)

    Aims to increase access to advice and diagnosis for people under the age of 65 with dementia.
  • Canine partners for Independence

    provides trained dogs to assist severely physically disabled people with the tasks of every day life and thus enabling them to achieve greater independence.
  • Capability Scotland

    Capability works with disabled people of all ages and their families and carers throughout Scotland. In addition to providing a range of modern, flexible services we are also a campaigning organisation, committed to using the influence we have to ensure disabled people achieve the same human...
  • Capricorn

    CAPRICORN is an online resource that contains information on statutory and voluntary cancer and palliative care services in Northern Ireland. It is designed for adults and health care professionals, teens and kids.
  • CARA

    Pastoral care for people affected by HIV
  • Caraline

    Provides a confidential counselling and support service for sufferers of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and compulsive eating. Peer support groups, individual counselling and a national telephone help-line are offered.
  • Cardiomyopathy Association

    Patient support group helping families affected by heart muscle disease. Lobbying and campaigning for more research and action on medical awareness
  • Care Alternatives

    Care workers are available to assist people in their own homes, on a flexible basis, from one hour up to live-in. The service is managed by area managers (maily nurses), who will visit to discuss needs and advise.
  • Care and Repair

    Advice with housing repairs and adaptions for people who are older, disabled or living on low incomes.
  • Care Choices

    Care Choices is a publisher of care information and produces many of the official care directories for local authorities and councils. Other independent publications include Care Select, Progress and Care Management Matters. Through many years of care sector experience, Care Choices has...
  • Care For The Family

    Care for the Family is a Christian organisation committed to strengthening family life, and helping those who are hurting because of family breakdown. They run events, produce resources and newsletters for all those in family relationships, married and parenting. They have free newsletters for...
  • Care Homes Today

    Care Homes Today offers people in the distressing situation of having to look for full time care. This is always a stressful time, and finding the perfect care is not easy.
  • Care of Next Infant

    Help and support for parents with their next child after a cot death
  • Careability Ltd

    Careability Ltd is an independent registered charity which is run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. The organisation has the following services: Up-to-date library which incorporates information on local and national organisations. Comprehensive library of...
  • CareConfidential

    CareConfidential (a network of independent, affiliated centres throughout the UK) offers a national free phone helpline which provides confidential counselling to anyone facing pregnancy or post abortion concerns - whatever their age, beliefs background or circumstances. Their services are also...
  • Careline

    provides a list of counsellors and organisations in local areas (send A4 stamped addressed envelope).
  • Caremore Stairlifts

    Caremore Stairlifts UK provides a range of stairlifts and healthcare products, enabling elderly or disabled consumers to live more independent lifestyles
  • Carers - Government Information

    The Carers website is published by the Department of Health. It gives information on services and benefits related to carers. The site includes information, facts and figures, and links to related websites.
  • Carer's Allowance Unit

    Carer's Allowance is a government benefit which can be claimed by carers who are 16 or over and care for a disabled person for at least 35 hours per week.. The disabled person has to be in receipt of a qualifying benefit and the carer's earnings are taken into account. Contact the above number for...
  • Carers Christian Fellowship

    The Carers Christian Fellowship aims to offer a link and support for Christians who are caring in some way for a relative, friend or neighbour. The Fellowship offers mutual support to fellow Christians by prayer and sharing the reality of the Christian experience in the middle of the stress of...
  • Carer's Friends

    As a carer before my husband died, I felt alone and isolated. Not knowing who to turn to. Although there are groups and societies for carer's, you may not know about them or sometimes because of your caring role are unable to attend. I thought there must be many people like this who perhaps want to...
  • Carers Information and Support Line

    Information and listening service to carers. Can make direct referrals to Carers Centres and other relevant agencies
  • Carers Northern Ireland

    Carers Northern Ireland (formerly the Carers National Association of Northern Ireland) helps carers speak with a stronger voice by offering support and information to anyone caring for a sick, disabled, elderly relative or friend. It is involved in the following activities. Providing information...
  • Carers Scotland

    Carers Scotland is the voice of carers. Unpaid carers give so much to society yet, as a consequence of caring, they experience ill health, poverty and discrimination. Carers Scotland is an organisation of carers fighting to end this injustice. Membership of Carers Scotland is free to carers and...
  • Carers Together Hampshire

    Carers Together supports unpaid carers living in Hampshire Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Carers UK

    Offers information and advice to unpaid carers, campaigns to improve carers' lives, membership organisation
  • Carers Wales

  • Carewell Holidays

    Carewell Holidays specializes in advertising a broad range of accessible holiday accommodation throughout the UK and Europe
  • Caring Matters

    Long term care, rights, carers, health and social care, access to infomation, mental incapacity, access to services
  • Caring Matters Now

    Caring Matters Now has the following aims: To support families suffering with congenital melanocytic naevus. To raise awareness of the condition, especially among medical professionals. To raise funds to keep the group running and to fund research for congenital melanocytic naevus...
  • Carousel

    Carousel's mission statement is: Carousel will deliver a high quality artistic programme that inspires people with learning disabilities to achieve their artistic ambitions. They are guided by principles of: Striving for artistic excellence Ensuring high quality activities Working in...