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Self Help UK

Self Help Groups

  • Childlink Adoption Society

    Childlink's principal objectives are the placement of children in need of adoption and counselling, preparation, assessment and support of all parties to the process. Its services include the following: Recruiting, counselling, preparing, and assessing prospective adoptive parents (primarily...
  • CHILDREN 1st

    For over 120 years CHILDREN 1st, formerly the Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, has been working to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. Today, CHILDREN 1st: Supports families under stress Protects children from harm and neglect Helps children...
  • Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance

    Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance was launched as a national campaign in 1998 and wants to achieve its aim through education, research and legal reform. Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance's education programme seeks to help parents and other carers find positive, non-violent ways of raising...
  • Children in Scotland

    Children in Scotland is the united voice of over 300 voluntary, statutory and professional organizations and individuals working with children and their families throughout Scotland. It exists to identify and promote the interests of children and their families and to ensure that relevant...
  • Children in Wales

    Children in Wales is the national umbrella children's organisation in Wales, bringing organisations and individuals together to: Make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child a reality in Wales. Fight for sustainable quality services and fair shares for all children and young...
  • Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases

    support to families; research covering 700 conditions
  • Children With Allergies Support Group

    Non-Medical advice and support for families of children living with allergies. We have put together a website to share the valuable information and lessons learnt that we have shared in our group, including starting school, parties, talking about feelings, and recipes to cook. We welcome queries...

    CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA is one of the UK’s leading charities dedicated to fighting Britain’s biggest childhood cancer. For more than 20 years they have been helping children affected by leukaemia. Although leukaemia can now be successfully treated in the majority of children, it still has...
  • Children's Chronic Arthritis Association

    CCAA is a leading charity run by parents and professionals to provide help and information for children with arthritis, their families and professionals involved in their care. We offer emotional and proactical support to maximise choices and opportunities and raise awareness of childhood...
  • Childrens Head Injury Trust

    Local family support groups. Large information database. Research and fundraising
  • Children's Heart Association

    Support for families of children with heart disorders. Also campaigns for improved facilities, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Children's Heart Federation

    A national charity bringing together local and specialist support groups. CHF provides contact, information and support for families of children with heart disorders and those who support them. We provide
  • Children's Hospice Association Scotland

    The Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a Scottish charity established to provide hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. Rachel House, Scotland's first children's hospice, opened in Kinross in July 1996. Robin...
  • Children's Kidney Trust

    Supporting renal respite and hospice care for children with kidney disease, who require dialysis or are awaiting a transplant
  • Children's Legal Centre

    The Children’s Legal Centre is the UK charity which protects and advocates for children’s rights in the UK and worldwide. The Children's Legal Centre is a unique, independent national charity concerned with law and policy affecting children and young people. The Children's Legal Centre provides...
  • Children's Leukaemia Society

    Supplies holidays and convalescence or any other aid which will help with the recovery of the child
  • Children's Liver Disease Foundation

    Funds medical research, provides information and education to the public and medical professionals and has an emotional support service for families and young people with a liver disease.
  • Children's Mitochondrial Disease Network

    The Children's Mitochondrial Disease Network is a registered charity in the UK concentrating on the specialities and complexities of Mitochondrial Disorders in children and adults. The following are Mitochondrial Disorders: Alpers Disease; Barth Syndrome (Cardiomyopathy); Carnitine Deficiency;...
  • Children's Society

    Children at risk on the streets, children in trouble with the law, young refugees, disabled children - these are the priority groups that The Children's Society helps the most. They operate around 60 projects across England, employing over 500 specialist staff. They provide guidance to young...
  • Children's Trust

    The Children's Trust helps children with the most profound disabilities, some of whom have degenerative conditions and/or complex health needs. Disabilities and conditions typically include, cerebral palsy, Rett syndrome, Batten's disease, profound and multiple learning difficulties and acquired...
  • Chinese Mental Health Association

    Promotes the preservation and safeguarding of mental health and the relief of people of Chinese origin suffering from mental distress in the London area. Working with statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

    The Chinese National Healthy Living Centre was set up in 1987 to help members of the Chinese community: Find their way round the health service and get the treatment they need. Get counselling, information and advice for themselves and for family and friends who are unwell. Enjoy healthier...
  • Chiropractic Patients Association

    The Association supports Chiropractic and seeks to advance knowledge and its aim is to increase awareness of Chiropractic amongst the general public.
  • Christian Counselling and Therapy

    Kick start your recovery in eating disorders, manic-depression, OCD, Personality disorders, anxiety, poor self-esteem etc using this Christ-centred Therapy. Works for all faiths including atheist and agnostic.
  • Christie Hospital NHS Trust Website

    The Christie Hospital NHS Trust website includes information for cancer patients and details of services at the hospital. It also contains general information on many aspects of cancer and its treatment
  • Chronic Pain Policy Coalition

    The Chronic Pain Policy Coalition (CPPC) is a forum for patients, professionals and parliamentarians who operate at policy level to develop an improved strategy for the prevention, treatment and management of chronic pain and its associated conditions. Their mission statement is: "To improve the...
  • Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service

    The Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) is an independent Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children and for those affected by abuse. Their services are used by churches and groups across the...
  • Cinnamon Trust

    The Cinnamon Trust is a specialist national charity which makes arrangements to care for the pets of elderly, ill and disabled pet owners. It seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets, thereby saving a great deal of...
  • Cintre Community

    Cintre is a registered charitable company, providing residential care and supported living services to young people and adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and special needs in and around Bristol. We were established in 1977 and have two residential homes (in Bristol and Clevedon)...
  • Circle of Friends Radio Network

    Our mission at Circle of Friends Radio Network is to offer our music, time and dedication to all those people who are disabled, young and old. We at Circle of Friends Radio Network welcome all listeners. We are here to make a difference to you in a positive, no gossip and hassle free environment.
  • Circulation Foundation

    The Circulation Foundation publishes a number of patient information leaflets to help identify and treat vascular illness. It also funds research into the prevention and causes of vascular disease. The Foundation's key aims are to: Raise awareness of the risks of vascular disease. Reduce...
  • CIRD

    CBR for the disabled
  • CIS'ters (Childhood Incest Survivors) surviving rape and/or sexual abuse during childhood

    Survivor Network for females 18+ who were raped and/or sexually abused and/or sexually exploited as female children/teens, by a member of their immediate or extended family
  • CITA - Council for Information on Tranquillisers and Antidepressants

    CITA was founded in 1987 to help patients and their families to cope with addiction to benzodiazapines and withdrawal from these drugs. CITA is also a resource to draw on for information generally about addiction to prescribed drugs and anxiety management and lobbies for recognition of this...
  • Citizens Advice Scotland

    Citizens Advice Scotland is the umbrella body for all Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland. Bureaux provide free, impartial and confidential advice to the public on a wide range of issues, including welfare benefits, money problems and legal issues. Some Scottish Bureaux now offer advice on an...
  • City Dysphasic Group

  • City, East London & Essex Psychotherapy & Counselling Practice

    Meeting & talking to a therapist within the secure boundary of the uninterrupted setting, enables a special kind of speaking, listening & reflective thinking to take place, in which new understandings of old problems can begin to be imagined together.
  • CJD Support Network

    The CJD Support Network was established in 1995 by relatives of people who have died with CJD. The Network's aims are as follows: To offer support to individuals and families concerned with all forms of CJD. To offer support to people who are told that they are at a heightened risk of CJD...
  • CLAN - Cancer Link Aberdeen & North

    Support, information and complementary therapy for people affected by cancer throughout Aberdeen and North East.
  • CLAN Cancer Support

    Cancer Link Aberdeen & North (CLAN) is an independent charity for anyone affected by any type of cancer at any time from diagnosis onwards. Whether affected personally, as a carer, family member or close friend, their services are available to you. Although the Support Centre is at CLAN House,...
  • CLAPA. The Cleft Lip and Palate Association

    CLAPA offers support and information to individuals and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate. Bottles and teats are available by mail order from the above address. Local Group contacts are available.
  • Clarke Mobility Ltd

    Clarke Mobility have been supplying used disabled accessible vehicles to the mobility market for several years. The website includes the entire stock of over 75 disabled access vehicles for wheelchair access. All makes of mobility vehicle are included, such as: Brotherwood, Gowrings, Constable, and...
  • Cleanair

    Cleanair is an independent, voluntary and non-profit-making organisation which has been engaged in drawing public attention to smoking and its' effects on health and the environment since 1972. Its main aim is to help create a smoke-free society for all to share and enjoy. Cleanair has produced...
  • Clearvision

    Postal lending library of children's books with brailed text which are interleaved with plastic sheets.
  • CLIC Sargent

    Supports youngsters with cancer under the age of 21, and their families, at home and in the hospital, from the day of diagnosis. Also provide counselling, advice and financial services.
  • Climb Children living with inherited metabolic disease

    Supporting professionals and all families with metabolic disease. We house information on over 700 metabolic conditions, respite, education, care, beravement. we have a network of befrienders, msn e mail forums for members, fundraising.
  • Clinical Engineering Consultants Ltd

    Clinical Engineering Consultants Ltd offers a range of products for the disabled and consultancy to those organisations or individuals responsible for meeting their needs. Its services and products have been used by the Department of Health, Social Services, schools, societies and charities....
  • Clocktower Project

    Girls' and young women's support.
  • Clubfoot.co.uk

    Clubfoot.co.uk provides web-based information and support for parents and carers and those with an interest in the condition (also known as talipes).
  • CMD Support

  • CML Support

    A support group for people with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Their website is published and maintained by CML patients and carers, for the use of CML patients, their families and carers. Their aim is to provide support and updated information regarding the best available therapy for CML...
  • CMT United Kingdom

    "Working to support those affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, also known as Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy"
  • Co Dependents Anonymous for Dysfunctional Families

    help for dysfunctional families
  • COA Support Group

  • CO-Awareness

    CO-Awareness is a support group for carbon monoxide (CO) victims
  • Cocaine Anonymous UK

    "Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem, and help others to recover from their addiction."
  • CodeineFree

    This is a web-based self-help group set up and run by people who understand the effects of codeine addiction. • They aim to provide • A safe moderated place to meet and chat • Information and links Support from people who know
  • Codependents Anonymous

    Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA's programme of recovery is based on that of Alcoholics Anonymous. CoDA's purpose is to offer a...
  • Codependents Anonymous

    Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest in working through the problems that co-dependency has caused in their lives. CoDA's programme of recovery is based on that of Alcoholics Anonymous. CoDA's purpose is to offer a...
  • Coeliac Society

    Information and advice, including dietary advice, about this condition of gluten sensitivity.