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Self Help UK

Self Help Groups

  • Action on Pain

    A national charity run entirely by volunteers that provides support and advice for those affected by chronic pain
  • Action on Pre-Eclampsia

    Information for parents and health professionals. Professional study days. Support via helpline and befriending services. Membership services, including newsletter.
  • Action on Pre-eclampsia

    Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC) aims to inform and educate parents and health professionals about pre-eclampsia and its risks, support sufferers and their families, and promote medical research into the condition. Membership is open to sufferers, health professionals and other interested parties,...
  • Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)

    Lobbying Government for measures to reduce smoking. Disseminating information on smoking and health. Networking with other organisations on tobacco control.
  • Active Mobility Centre Ltd

    The Active Mobility website is an online catalogue of mobility and living aids ranging from non-slip egg cups to wheelchairs and scooters. Advice and after-sales service are available. Products are offered in the following categories. Mobility Toiletting Bathroom Beds and chairs Comfort...
  • ADA Reading Service for the Blind

    Volunteer readers will transfer written and printed material on to audio tapes provided by the client.
  • Adapt

    Treatment centres for people with alcohol and drug problems.
  • Add A Voice

    We offer advocacy support to individuals and groups across the Wigan Metropolitan area. We are able to assist people in speaking up for themselves or are able to speak up on their behalf. Examples of situations where someone might need an advocate are; attending doctors appointments, making a...
  • Addaction

    Addaction began in 1967 as an association of parents of addicts which became the Association for the Prevention of Addiction. It is now a major service providing charity staffed by professional paid workers and volunteers and manages projects around the country. Addaction's activities include the...
  • Addaction Maya Project

    The Maya Project is a residential drug rehabilitation project for women who want to change their lifestyle and live without the use of mind-altering substances. It is a women-only project which admits single women, women with children (under 18 years of age), pregnant women, and prioritizes women...
  • Addenbrookes NHS Trust Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

    Monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of every month at Hills Road, Cambridge CB22QQ, for patients who have had any sort of weight loss surgery or who are planning it.
  • adders.org

    online support for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Addiction Recovery Foundation

    Publishers of the magazine "Addiction Today"
  • Addiction Today

    Addiction Today is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to leading-edge and evidence-based treatment and good practice. Articles include therapeutic techniques, research, news, complementary medicines, relevant legislation, lists of self-help groups and treatment centres, details of seminars and...
  • Addison's Disease Self-Help Group

    UK support group for men, women and children diagnosed with Addison's Disease (or adrenal insufficiency). Sends newsletters and information and has an email discussion group.

    A national charity providing information support and training on ADHD for parents and professionals. ADDISS can refer you to one of its 26 affiliated groups across the UK.
  • Additives Survivors' Network (UK)

    The Additives Survivors' Network UK (ASNUK) was established in March 2000 to reach out to individuals who have suffered, or still suffer health problems, that may have been caused or exacerbated by additives. ASNUK also works closely with health professionals and other support groups,...
  • ADFAM National

    The national umbrella organisation for families affected by someone else’s substance use. Information about local support networks for families and resources, publications and training for professionals.
  • ADHD In Suffolk

    Support group offering support to families and professionals
  • Adopted Children's Register

    The Adopted Children Register is kept by the General Register Office, and contains a record of every person who has been adopted through a court in England or Wales since 1st January 1927. This section of the General Register Office website will give information on applying for adoption...
  • Adoption Bereavement-Network

    Help and Support for anyone who has experienced a bereavement related to adoption
  • Adoption Rejection-Network

    Help and support for anyone who has experienced a rejection relating to adoption
  • Adoption UK

    Adoption UK has over 30 years' experience of providing information and support to prospective and established adopters, long-term foster carers and their families. Working in conjunction with families and adoption agencies, Adoption UK provides a range of support services, including: Telephone...
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia Network

    The Adrenal Hyperplasia Network UK was set up to provide support for people of all ages with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), particularly adults and teenagers. They have contact with international support groups in Sweden, Australia, USA, New Zealand, France, Finland, Holland. In the UK...
  • Adult Dyslexia and Skills Development Centre

    We aim to enable dyslexic people (both children and adults) to become more successful. Dyslexia is often addressed only in terms of study and literacy skills. We take a more holistic, lifespan approach to dyslexia and view it as much more than an educational matter – dyslexia impacts on both...
  • Adults Affected by Adoption-NORCAP

    AAA–NORCAP is a specialist adoption support agency and the home of the longest established UK Adoption Contact Register. A charity working nationwide for over 25 years supporting and guiding adults whose lives have been touched by adoption. Over 63,000 people affected by adoption have already...
  • Advanced Hearing Services

    Advanced Hearing Services are a national hearing aid company providing free hearing and consultations and demonstrations of the latest hearing aid technology. They can provide low cost budget hearing aids to the most sophisticated models available today. The hearing tests they offer are free of...
  • Advisory Centre for Education

    The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) Ltd is an independent national advice centre for parents. It is a registered charity, financed by funds raised from charitable trusts, local education authorities, industry and sales of publications. ACE is able to provide a sympathetic ear, give information...

    AFAA UK (the Association for Families who have Adopted from Abroad) principally offers post-adoption support to families who have adopted children from abroad. The following services are offered: Support via other parents and parent groups Telephone helpline (number above) Members'...
  • Afasic

    Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. We provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications. Members meet in local groups in many areas of...
  • African-Caribbean Mental Health Foundation

    Provides counselling, support, self-advocacy, volunteering, drop-in facilities, and training/lecturing consultancies mainly in race and mental health.
  • After Adoption

    After Adoption supports everyone affected by adoption. They recognise that adoption is life long. After Adoption is an independent charity offering services to anyone who lives with adoption and professionals working with adoption. Who are the services for? Adopted people, children and adults...
  • After-Cancer.info

    Cancer patients are living longer, but British patients are still near bottom of European survival tables (17th). One reason is side effects of hormonal drugs causing problems during the five years of follow-up treatment, which the NHS tends to let charities handle. Europeans are given advice...
  • Against Breast Cancer

    To raises funds for research into producing a vaccine against breast cancer and for long term survival after breast cancer.
  • Age Concern Cymru

    Age Concern Cymru is a registered charity whose mission is to improve life for all older people in Wales
  • Age Concern England

    We support all people over 50 in the UK, ensuring that they get the most from life. We provide essential services such as day care and information. We also campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people.
  • Age Concern Northern Ireland

    Age Concern Northern Ireland is a voluntary organisation committed, though campaigning and service provision, to improving the quality of life of all older people and promoting their rights as active, involved and equal citizens.
  • Age Concern Scotland

    For over 60 years, Age Concern Scotland has worked throughout Scotland to help make the lives of older people more secure, comfortable, dignified and enjoyable.
  • AgeCare

    AgeCare is the working name of one of Britain's oldest medical charities, the Royal Surgical Aid Society. Founded in 1862 as the Royal Surgical Aid Society it spent the next 90 years providing people who could not afford to buy them with 1,929,2l0 surgical aids - artificial limbs, trusses, ear...
  • Agoraphobia Network

    The agoraphobia support network has one main intention, to create an environment where agoraphobics may no longer feel alone and isolated within the confinement of their homes, with an illness that few people really understand unless they themselves have been there.
  • AGSD(UK)

    Provide information on GSD letter, telephone, internet. Encourage provision of specialist care/research centres. Act as focus of scientific, educational and charitable activities for GSD.
  • AICA - Association of Independent Care Advisers

    AICA (the Association of Independent Care Advisers) represents member organisations around the country who are helping people decide on the best choice of care. AICA can put individuals in touch with a local Care Adviser, a member of the Association abiding by its Code of Practice, who will guide...
  • Aid for Children with Tracheotomies

    Aid for Children with Tracheostomies is a national self help group operating as a registered charity. It was founded in May 1983 and is run by parents of children with a tracheostomy and by people who sympathise with the needs of such families. ACT as an organisation is non profit making, it links...
  • Aid for the Aged in Distress

    Aid for the Aged in Distress is a specialist national 'no frills' charity. It gives direct financial relief to frail, older people throughout the UK. The charity is concerned first and foremost with helping older people to cope in their own homes, by making cash grants towards the cost of necessary...
  • Aidis Trust

    The Aidis Trust is a charity that offers free and impartial advice on computer related assistive technology for disabled people and those who support them. Our tailored training days give you an opportunity to see the latest technology designed for enhancing the lives of disabled people, you can...
  • AIDS Care Education & Training

    In communities around the world, ACET provides unconditional care for those with HIV/AIDS and practical education and training about HIV and its prevention. Worldwide, ACET supports and co-operates with others who are responding to AIDS in their community. ACET works with national and international...
  • AIH Support

    The most popular websites for AIH information
  • AIMS - Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services

    Offers advice and support to prospective parents. Also supports midwives as practitioners in their own right.
  • Air Transport Users Council

    The Air Transport Users Council (AUC) is the consumer watchdog for the air travel industry. They: Advise air travellers on their rights by responding to individual enquiries. Take up individual cases and help passengers obtain redress where they have been badly treated Promote the wider...
  • Al-Anon Family Groups

    This group gives support to anyone, family or friends, of problem drinkers. Groups meet weekly all over the Uk, Eire and the world. To find a local group use the helpline number below or follow the links on our website.
  • Albany Trust Counselling

    Counsellers are trained and experienced in working with relationship and marital difficulties, communication problems and sex therapy. Counselling around sexual identity and experiences of sexual abuse; gender orientation; HIV and Aids- related psychological issues. They offer one to one...
  • Albinism Fellowship

    Voluntary organisation that aims to provide advice and support for people with Albinism, or indirectly through their parents, families or the professionals working with them. Opportunities to contact other individuals and families, regional meetings and social events, Bi-annual National...
  • Alcohol Concern

    Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. We work to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems. We provide information and encourage debate on the wide range of public...
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland

    Alcohol Focus Scotland is a national charity for alcohol issues. Alcohol Focus Scotland is committed to improving the quality of people's lives by changing Scotland's drinking culture - promoting responsible drinking behaviour and discouraging drinking to excess. Their work involves providing...
  • Alcohol Recovery Programme

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    Self Help groups everywhere in the UK and the world.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Scotland)

    Alcoholics 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 alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA...
  • Alcoholics Anonymous in Cornwall, United Kingdom

    Alcoholics Anonymous is the self help group formed in USA in 1935. it has 25 million members worldwide and meetings are held in every major town in Cornwall

    ALD LIFE aims to help all affected by or interested in adrenoleukodystrophy and adrenomyeloneuropathy, whether personally or medically. They will try and help you to become Aware, Learn and Discuss the many implications of this disorder. They also support families and promote research into the...
  • Aleph One Limited

    Aleph One Limited is a major and long-standing source of several kinds of aids for dealing with stress and its consequences including: Audio recording 'Relax and Enjoy It' giving instructions in relaxation by Dr Robert Sharpe, a behavioural psychologist. The technique involves tensing and...