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Self Help Groups

  • ARCOS - Association for Rehabilitation of Communication and Oral Skills

    ARCOS is a registered national charity providing expert, practical help for children and adults who have communication and eating (swallowing) difficulties, their families, carers and those working with them. ARCOS takes a holistic approach and their work is based on the Bobath concept. ARCOS...
  • Armistead Project

    A healthy lifestyles project for gay and bisexual men, dealing with issues using an holistic approach. covering Liverpool, Sefton West lancs. Mens groups, youth groups, parents and carers group, deaf gay mens group, positive people group, learning disibilities group,
  • Aromatherapy Organisations Council

    UK leading body. Members 12 professional associations representing 115 schools and >6000 aromatherapists. Send SAE for information on training and therapists.
  • ARP

    ARP is a charity providing residential and non-residential support to people with all kinds of alcohol problems. ARP is the largest alcohol service in the UK and is experienced in helping people of all backgrounds with a variety of alcohol problems. ARP offers a safe and drink-free environment...
  • Arrhythmia Alliance

    An umbrella organisation promoting better understanding, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for individuals with cardiac arrhythmias. An arrhythmia is an abnormality of the heartbeat. The heart could beat too fast, too slow or beat ireegularly.
  • Arthritic Association

    The Arthritic Association offers a natural self care programme. For over 60 years we've been guiding sufferers to take control and manage their arthritis naturally. Learn how arthritis sufferers are helping themselves to feel better, supported by our Expert Advisers through each stage.
  • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

    ARMA - The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance - is the UK umbrella association bringing together support groups, professional bodies and research organisations in the field of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. ARMA aims to: Raise awareness of the need for high quality...
  • Arthritis Care

    Arthritis Care is the UK's largest voluntary organisation working with and for all people with arthritis. It provides information and support on a range of issues related to living with arthritis. Arthritis Care campaigns locally and nationally to make sure people with arthritis have access to...
  • Arthritis Research Campaign (arc)

    The Arthritis Research Campaign (arc) is the leading authority on arthritis in the UK, conducting scientific and medical research into all types of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. It is the UK’s fourth largest medical research charity and the only charity solely committed to funding high...
  • Arts Dyslexia Trust

    The Arts Dyslexia Trust is a charity with the following aims: To draw attention to the high creative potential of the many visually-dominant dyslexic minds. To help to bridge the gulf of misunderstanding that often exists between those who think most easily in words and those who those who...
  • Arts for Health

    Arts for Health aims to work with and unite artists, designers and health professionals in improving the quality of life for those involved in providing and receiving health and community care. The organisation operates in the UK and internationally
  • ASBAH - Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

    ASBAH is the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. The Association provides support, information and advice for individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families and carers. Regional offices and a network of ASBAH advisers cover most parts of England, Wales and...
  • Asbestos Diseases UK

    ADUK was founded a decade ago by those effected by Asbestos exposure. It's purpose, then as now, is to provide help and support to both individuals and familes effected by Asbestos exposure. ADUK can offer advice to you on entitlement to state benefits and compensation litigation.
  • Asbestos Information Centre

    The Asbestos Information Centre (AIC) is an independent organisation that provides advice to the general public and others on managing asbestos containing products in buildings to keep the fibre release to the minimum. Our knowledge of asbestos containing building products is extensive but although...
  • Asbestos Support West Midlands

    Operating right across the West Midlands region, we provide free and confidential support and advice to those suffering from asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, diffuse pleural thickening and asbestos related lung cancer. Appopintments are offered either in your own home...
  • Asbestos.com

    Asbestos.com is the web's leading resource for up-to-date information regarding asbestos exposure and resulting illnesses. At asbestos.com, our mission is two-fold: to educate the public about how to avoid the dangers of asbestos and to assist people who have already been diagnosed with...
  • ASH - Action on Smoking and Health

    ASH is a campaigning public health charity working for a comprehensive societal response to tobacco aimed at achieving a sharp reduction and eventual elimination of the health problems caused by tobacco. About 120,000 people per year die from smoking-related diseases in the UK and tobacco is a...
  • ASH in Wales

    ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) in Wales' aims include raising awareness of the harmful effects of smoking and working towards comprehensive tobacco control measures. Information is available to the public and health professionals on all aspects of the smoking issue.
  • ASH Scotland

    ASH Scotland is a national voluntary organization working specifically to raise awareness about tobacco, its effects and the role it plays in our lives. ASH campaigns for the following. • To protect children from tobacco. • For a total ban on tobacco promotion and sponsorship. • For effective...
  • Asian Family Counselling Services

    The Asian Family Counselling Service is a well established national charity with offices in West London. Clients have a wide range of difficulties, including family and marital conflicts. Sometimes they find it hard to adapt to the western culture. Counsellors are professionally trained and receive...
  • Asian People's Disability Alliance

    APDA, founded in 1988, continues to be managed and run by Asian people with in-depth knowledge and personal experience of disability and caring. It is a non-governmental community organization. Aims and objectives: To provide needs-led and user-led, culturally-appropriate services that the...
  • Asian Women Breast Cancer Group

    Meetings are held on the Last Friday of the Month.We share our experience.We invite Guest Speakers to our monthly meetings, provide support for Asian women and work with cancer charities.We fund raise and raise awareness in the community.We arrange outings and have social gatherings.
  • Aspergillus for Patients Website

    Aspergillus for Patients is part of The Aspergillus Website (which is designed to provide information on pathogenic Aspergilli for clinicians and scientific researchers but may be of interest to patients too). Aspergillus for Patients is specifically intended for people (and their relatives and...
  • Aspergillus Trust

    The Aspergillus Trust aims to raise awareness of diseases caused by the fungus aspergillus. These are mainly respiratory diseases including allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) which is linked strongly to asthma, allergic fungal sinusitis, chronic necrotizing pulmonary aspergillosis,...
  • Aspire

    To help people paralysed by spinal cord injury to rebuild their futures - create opportunity, choice and independence
  • ASSERT - Angelman Syndrome Support Group

    ASSERT is a United Kingdom based support group. We are all volunteers who have direct contact with people with Angelman Syndrome. The majority of the trustee's are parents or relatives of children or adults with Angelman Syndrome.
  • ASSIST Trauma Care

    Every one of us, at some time in our lives, will experience some form of trauma. Hopefully, although these episodes are painful and distressing, we will be able to cope with them without these experiences causing us lasting damage. Occasionally, however, we may encounter a trauma so great...
  • ASSIST Trauma Care

    ASSIST is a not-for-profit organisation which offers specialist therapy, support and understanding to individuals and families affected by post traumatic stress or post traumatic stress disorder. If you have experienced a severe trauma and are struggling to cope with the effect this has had on...
  • Assist UK

    Assist UK is the headquarters of an independent voluntary organisation with a network of Disabled Living Centres throughout the UK. Centres offer a range of products and equipment designed to make life easier for people who have difficulty with such daily activities such as bending, reaching,...
  • Assistance Travel Service Ltd

    Assistance Travel Service Ltd (ATS Travel Ltd) specialises in holidays for the disabled, their families, friends and carers. The company offers flights, accommodation, transfer travel and holiday insurance. Other features of their service include the following. Accommodation ranging from...
  • AssistedConception.Org

    AssistedConception.Org is an online infertility support and information website. Its creation has come from personal experiences with infertility and fertility treatment throughout the last few years. The site has been developed for patients by patients in an attempt to inform and improve public...
  • Associated Stairlifts

    Associated Stairlifts was established in 1990, and operates nationwide throughout the UK. They are an independent specialist supplier of new stairlifts and reconditioned stairlifts and can advise on solutions for particular staircases and your own specific requirements. They also offer a stairlift...
  • Associates at Mind Over Matter

    At Mind Over Matter we help people to be all they can be using a variety of therapies including clinical hypnotherapry, thought field therapy (TFT) and neurolinguistic programming (NLP). With a proven track record of success - let us help you take control of your life!
  • Association for Brain-Damaged Children

    Advice about physiotherapy of different types, short-term respite care, home visits and support for parents, speech therapy service.
  • Association for Cushing's Treatment and Help

    The ACTH are a support group for people suffering from all forms of Cushings syndrome.
  • Association for GSD

  • Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain

    The Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP) is an international association of people who are interested in exploring human experience and behaviour through the broad spectrum of approaches encompassed by humanistic psychology. The Association for Humanistic Psychology in Britain is a...
  • Association for Huntington's Disease

    The Huntington's Disease Association exists to support people affected by the disease and to provide information and advice to professionals whose task it is to support Huntington's disease families. The HDA is financed through the generosity of trusts, foundations, the statutory and corporate...
  • Association for Post-Natal Illness

    The work of the Association is essential as post-natal illness affects between 70,000 and 100,000 women and their babies in the UK every year. It is rightly called 'the silent epidemic'. The Association gratefully acknowledges the very generous support of Mr and Mrs J. A. Pye's Charitable...
  • Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood

    The Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood (ARSC) is committed to funding scientific research into the complex causes of stammering in, and the most effective treatments for, children and young adults. ARSC was founded in 1991 by the late Dr Lena Rustin, an internationally...
  • Association for Residential Care

    Umbrella charity of service providers for people with learning disabilities, training provider NVQ Consortium, publications, representation of provider interests at local not national level.
  • Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

    Providing infomation, advice to people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, funding research
  • Association for Stammerers

    Advice and information about speech therapy and self-help groups for stammerers. Open meetings, telephone links, and pen-pals network.
  • Association for the Study of Obesity

    The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) was founded in 1967 and is the UK's foremost organisation dedicated to the understanding and treatment of obesity. The Association for the Study of Obesity has three key objectives: To promote professional awareness of obesity and its impact on...
  • Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland

    The Association is a professional organisation representing the majority of UK and many overseas anaesthetists. However, information for patients is provided on the above website in the form of a Patient Guide on Anaesthesia. The following booklets are available on their website. Anaesthesia...
  • Association of Blind Piano Tuners

    The Association of Blind Piano Tuners (ABPT) exists to serve the professional and particular needs of its members and other blind and partially sighted piano tuners throughout the world. There are three categories of membership: member; associate member; student member. Only full members may add...
  • Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

    We promote breastfeeding and provide information about its benefits. We offer support and counselling to mothers and health professionals.
  • Association of Camphill Communities

    The Association of Camphill Communities is the organisation responsible for managing the Camphill Communities. The Association also includes the Camphill Village Trust which runs intentional communities including people with learning disabilities. There are Camphill Village Trust Communities and...
  • Association of Continence Advice

    Multidisciplinary group of health care professionals providing information about all aspects of incontinence. Continence adviser provides telephone advice and answers letters.
  • Association of Disabled Professionals

    To improve the educational and employment opportunities available to disabled people through encouragement and example, allowing disabled people to retain employment commensurate with their abilities and to participate fully in the life of society. To improve public knowledge of the capabilities...
  • Association of Medical Microbiologists

    The Association of Medical Microbiologists is a professional body concerned with all aspects of medical microbiology and infection in the UK and Ireland. Full membership is directed to senior members of the profession. However, the association produces a number of fact sheets available to the...
  • Association of Parents of Vaccine Damaged Children

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  • Association of Professional Music Therapists

    The Association of Professional Music Therapists is a professional organization involved in supporting and developing the profession. The Association maintains a register of music therapists who hold a recognized qualification. Visit the website for further details or contact the above address....
  • Association of Radical Midwives

    The Association of Radical Midwives is primarily a support group for people having difficulty in getting or giving good, sympathetic, personalised midwifery care. Members are midwives, student midwives and others in the UK committed to improving the maternity care provided by the NHS. Some members...
  • Association of Reflexologists

    The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) provides a listing of qualified and insured reflexologists across the UK. The AoR is a member of the Reflexology Forum, helping to develop regulations in the UK.
  • Association of Teaching of Lipreading to Adults

    ATLA is the professional association for teachers of lipreading to adults who have become deaf, or hard of hearing. Under our constitution we aim to promote understanding of the special needs of people with an acquired hearing loss.In September 1975, the Advisory Committee on Services to...
  • Association of the Parents and Friends of Spastics Rotary Centre for Spastics

  • Association of Visually Impaired Office Staff - AVIOS

    Self-help organisation for all visually impaired people who use office equipment.
  • Association of Wheelchair Children

    The Association of Wheelchair Children (AWC) is a specialist charity that run expert wheelchair training courses for children and their families across the whole of the UK and Ireland. Our highly skilled mobilty trainers will strive to make sure that every child they see learn the skills needed,...
  • Association of Young People with M.E(AYME)

    A national, registered charity dedicated solely for the support of children and young people with M.E. Membership is free for those under the age of 25 years. AYME'S policy is to involve its members in the running of their organisation at all levels. Membership means hundreds of new friends...