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Acne
Acne support group
PO Box 9
Newquay
Cornwall
TR9 6WG
Tel: 0870 870 2263
http://www.stopspots.org/
Allergies
The AAIR Charity
(Asthma, Allergy & Inflammation
Research)
Mailpoint 810, Level F
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road
Southampton
Hampshire SO16 6YD
Tel: 023 8077 1234
Fax: 023 8079 6866
http://www.aaircharity.org/
The British Allergy Foundation
Allergy UK
3 White Oak Square
London Road
Swanley, Kent
BR8 7AG
Allergy Helpline: 01322 619898
Fax: 01322 663480
Email: info@allergyuk.org
Membership Enquires:
raegan@allergyuk.org
http://www.allergyuk.org/
Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Society
Gordon House
10 Greencoat Place
London SW1P 1PH
Tel: 020 7306 0606
Fax: 020 7306 0808
Email:
enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk
www.alzheimers.org.uk
Arthritis and Bone Disease
Arthritis Care
18 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD
Tel: 020 7380 6500
Confidential Free Helpline: 0800
800 4050
Email: info@arthritiscare.org.uk
www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Arthritis Research Campaign
Copeman House
St Mary's Court
St Mary's Gate
Chesterfield
Derbyshire S41 7TD
Tel: 0870 850 5000 / 01246
558033
Fax: 01246 558007
Email: info@arc.org.uk
http://www.arc.org.uk/

The Brittle Bone Society
Grant-Paterson House
30 Guthrie Street
Dundee DD1 5BS
Tel: 01382 204446
Fax: 01382 206771
Freephone helpline: 08000
282459 (for advice only)
Email: bbs@brittlebone.org
http://www.brittlebone.org/
National Association for the Relief
of Paget's Disease
323 Manchester Road
Walkden
Worsley
Manchester M28 3HH
Tel:0161 799 4646
Fax: 0161 799 6511
Email: director@paget.org.uk
http://www.paget.org.uk/

National Ankylosing Spondylitis
Society
Parkshot House
5 Kew Road
Richmond
Surrey TW9 2PR
Tel: 020 8334 7026
Email: nass@nass.co.uk
http://www.nass.co.uk/

National Osteoporosis Society
Camerton
Bath, BA2 0PJ
Tel: 0845 130 3076 (Monday to
Friday 10am to 4pm)
Fax: 01761 471104
Helpline: 0845 450 0230 Open
Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm
Email: info@nos.org.uk or
nurses@nos.org.uk
http://www.nos.org..uk/
Asthma
The AAIR Charity
(Asthma, Allergy & Inflammation
Research)
Mailpoint 810, Level F
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road, Southampton
Hampshire SO16 6YD
Tel: 023 8077 1234
Fax: 023 8079 6866
http://www.aaircharity.org/

British Lung Foundation
73-75 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7ER
Telephone: 08458 50 50 20
http://www.lunguk.org/
National Asthma Campaign
(Asthma UK)
Summit House
70 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2DB
Tel:020 7786 4900
Fax: 020 7256 6075
Ask an asthma nurse: 08457 01 02 03
Email: info@asthma.org.uk
http://www.asthma.org.uk/
Back Pain
BackCare - The Charity for
Healthier Backs
16 Elmtree Road
Teddington
Middlesex, TW11 8ST
Tel: 020 8977 5474
Fax: 020 8943 5318
Helpline: 0845 130 2704 (local rate)
Email: website@backcare.org.uk
http://www.backcare.org.uk/

The Pain Society
The British Pain Society
Third Floor
Churchill House
35 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4SG
Tel: 020 7269 7840
Fax: 020 7831 0859
Email: info@britishpainsociety.org
http://www.britishpainsociety.org/
Scoliosis Association (UK)
2 Ivebury Court
323-327 Latimer Road
London W10 6RA
Tel: 020 8964 5343
Helpline: 020 8964 1166
http://www.sauk.org.uk/
Blood and Organ Donation
National Blood Donor Service
0845 7 711 711
UK Transplant Organ Donor Line:
0845 60 60 400
Lines open: 07:00-23:00
UK Transplant Communications
Directorate
Fox Den Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol BS34 8RR
Tel: 0117 975 7575
Fax: 0117 975 7577
http://www.uktransplant.org.uk/
British Organ Donor Society
BODY
Balsham
Cambridge CB1 6DL
Tel: 01223 893636
Email: body@argonet.co.uk
http://www.body.orpheusweb.co.uk/
Cancer and Leukaemia


Breast Cancer Campaign
Clifton Centre
110, Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HT
Tel: 020 7749 3700
Email: info@breastcancercampaign.org
http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/

Breast Cancer Care
Kiln House
210 New Kings Road
London SW6 4NZ
Tel:020 7384 2984
Helpline: 0808 800 6000
Email: info@breastcancercare.org.uk
http://www.breastcancercare.org

CancerBACKUP
3 Bath Place
Rivington Street
London EC2A 3JR
Tel: 020 7696 9003
Fax: 020 7696 9002
Helpline:0808 800 1234
(freephone) Staffed by cancer
specialist nurses, Mon - Fri 9am - 8pm
http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/

Cancer Research UK
PO Box 123
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PX
Tel: 020 7242 0200
Fax : 020 7269 3100
Supporter Services: 020 7121 6699
www.cancerhelp.org.uk
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan CancerLine
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UQ
Freephone: 0808 808 2020, 9am to 10pm Monday to Friday
Email: cancerline@macmillan.org.uk
http://www.cancerlink.org/

Everyman - Action Against Male
Cancer
The Institute of Cancer Research
123 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3RP
Tel: 0800 731 9468
Fax: 020 7153 5313
Email: everyman@icr.ac.uk
http://www.icr.ac.uk/

Leukaemia Care
1 Birch Court
Blackpole East
Worcester WR3 8SG
Tel: 01905 755977 / 0845 767
3203
Fax: 01905 755166
Helpline: 0800 169 6680
Email: enquiries@leukaemiacare.org.uk
http://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/

Leukaemia Research Foundation
43 Great Ormond Street
London WC1 N 3JJ
Tel: 0207 405 0101
Email: info@lrf.org.uk
http://www.lrf.org.uk/
Infants and Children
Cry-sis
BM Cry-sis
London WC1N 3XX
Helpline: 08451 228 669
E-mail: info@cry-sis.org.uk
http://www.cry-sis.org.uk/

Gingerbread
307 Borough High Street
London SE1 1JH
Tel: 020 7403 9500
Fax: 020 7403 9533
Email: advice@gingerbread.org.uk
www.gingerbread.org.uk
NSPCC
Weston House,
42 Curtain Road,
London, EC2A 3NH
Tel: 020 7825 2500
Fax: 020 7825 2525
ChildLine: 0800 1111
Help for adults: 0808 800 5000
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

British Institute for Brain Injured
Children
Knowle Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 8PJ
Tel: 01278 684060
Fax: 01278 685573
Email: family.services@bibic.org.uk
http://www.bibic.org.uk/
Depression
Depression Alliance
212 Spitfire Studios
63 - 71 Collier Street
London N1 9BE
Tel: 0845 123 23 20
Email: information@depressionalliance.org
http://www.depressionalliance.org/

Fellowship of Depressives
Anonymous
Box FDA
Self Help Nottingham
Ormiston House
32-36 Pelham Street
Nottingham NG1 2EG
Information Line: 0870 774 4320
Fax: 0870 774 4319
http://www.depressionanon.co.uk/
The Samaritans
Chris, P.O. Box 9090
Stirling FK8 2SA
Helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Fax: 020 8394 8301
Email: jo@samaritans.org
http://www.samaritans.org.uk/
Diabetes
Diabetes UK
(British Diabetic Association)
Macleod House,
10 Parkway, London NW1 7AA
Tel: 020 7424 1000
Fax: 020 7424 1001
Care Line: 0845 120 2960
Email: info@diabetes.org.uk
http://www.diabetes.org.uk/
Diet and Lifestyle
Alcohol Concern
First floor
8 Shelton St
London WC2H 9JR
Tel: 020 7395 4000
Fax: 0202 7395 4005
E-mail: contact@alcoholconcern.org.uk
http://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/

Alcoholics Anonymous
General Service Office
PO Box 1
10 Toft Green
York YO1 7ND
Helpline: 0845 769 7555
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

ASH
Action on Smoking and Health
102 Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HW
Tel: 020 7739 5902
Fax: 020 7613 0531
E-mail: enquiries@ash.org.uk
www.ash.org.uk
FRANK - NOT a person but a
way for you to get straight up
advice and info about drugs.
The facts without the attitude.
Tel: 0800 77 66 00
http://www.talktofrank.com/

QUIT (stop smoking)
Ground Floor
211 Old Street
London EC1V 9NR
Tel: 020 7251 1551
Fax: 020 7251 1661
Quitline: 0800 00 22 00
Email: info@quit.org.uk
Email counselling:
stopsmoking@quit.org.uk
http://www.quit.org.uk/

The British Nutrition Foundation
High Holborn House
52-54 High Holborn
London WC1V 6RQ
Tel: 020 7404 6504
Fax: 020 7404 6747
Email: postbox@nutrition.org.uk
http://www.nutrition.org.uk/
Disability
Down's Syndrome Association
Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
Teddington TW11 9PS
Tel: 0845 230 0372
Fax: 0845 230 0373
Helpline: 0845 230 0372 open
Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm
Email: info@downssyndrome.org.uk
Website: http://www.dsa-uk.com/

Association for Spina Bifida and
Hydrocephalus
42 Park Road
Peterborough PE1 2UQ
Tel:01733 555988
Fax: 01733 555985
Helpline: 0845 459 7755
Email : info@asbah.org
http://www.asbah.org/
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
11 London Road
Bromley
Kent BR1 1BY
Tel: 020 8464 7211
Fax: 020 8313 0472
Support helpline: 0845 859 1000
Email for medical enquiries:
asktheexpert@cftrust.org.uk
http://www.cftrust.org.uk/
Elderly and Infirm
Age Concern England
Astral House
1268 London Road
London SW16 4ER
Tel: 020 8765 7200
Helpline: 0800 00 99 66
http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/

Carers UK (Carers National Association)
20-25 Glasshouse Yard
London EC1A 4JT
Tel. 020 7490 8818
Fax. 020 7490 8824
CarersLine Tel: 0808 808 7777
(Wednesday and Thursday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm)
Email: info@carersuk.org
http://www.carersuk.org/
Counsel and Care
Twyman House
16 Bonny Street
London NW1 9PG
Tel: 020 7241 8555
Advice line: 0845 300 7585
(Local Call Rate)
Email: advice@counselandcare.org.uk
www.counselandcare.org.uk

Help the Aged
207-221 Pentonville Road
London N1 9UZ
Tel: 020 7278 1114
Fax: 020 7278 1116
Email: info@helptheaged.org.uk
www.helptheaged.org.uk
Family Planning
British Pregnancy Advisory
Service (BPAS)
4th floor
Amec House
Timothyís Bridge Road
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9BF
Tel: 0870 365 5050
Fax: 0870 365 5051
National Actionline: 08457 30 40 30
http://www.bpas.org/

Family Planning Association
50 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8QU
Tel: 020 7608 5240
Fax: 0845 123 2349
Helpline: 0845 310 1334
http://www.fpa.org.uk/
The National Childbirth Trust
Alexandra House
Oldham Terrace
Acton
London W3 6NH
Enquiry Line: 0870 444 8707
(9am to 5pm, Monday to
Thursday; 9am to 4pm on Friday)
Pregnancy and Birth Line: 0870
444 8709 (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday).
Breastfeeding Line: 0870 444
8708 (9am to 6pm, seven days a week)
http://www.nct.org.uk/

Twins and Multiple Births
Association
Tamba
2 The Willows
Gardner Road
Guildford GU1 4PG
Tel: 0870 770 3305
Twinline: 0800 138 0509
http://www.tamba.org.uk/
Heart Disease
British Heart Foundation
14 Fitzhardinge Street
London W1H 6DH
Tel: 020 7935 0185
Fax: 020 7486 5820
Heart Information Line: 08450 70 80 70
Email: internet@bhf.org.uk
http://www.bhf.org.uk/
Heart UK
7 North Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire SL6 1PE
Tel: 01628 628 638
Fax: 01628 628 698
Email: ask@heartuk.org.uk
www.heartuk.org.uk
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS Network
Unit 5
53 Mowbray Street
Sheffield S3 8EN
Tel: 0114 272 32 53
Email: info@ibsnetwork.org.uk
http://www.ibsnetwork.org.uk/
M.E.
The ME Association
4 Top Angel,
Buckingham Industrial Park
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire MK18 1TH
Helpline: Non Members 0870 444
1836 10am-12noon, 2-4pm, 7- 9pm
MEA members helpline: 0870 444 1835
E-mail: meconnect@meassociation.org.uk
http://www.meassociation.org.uk/
Men's Health
Everyman - Action Against Male
Cancer
The Institute of Cancer Research
123 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3RP
Tel: 0800 731 9468
Fax: 020 7153 5313
Email: everyman@icr.ac.uk
http://www.icr.ac.uk/

Prostate Help Association
Langworth
Lincoln LN3 5DF
www.pha.u-net.com
The Prostate Cancer Charity
3 Angel Walk
London W6 9HX
Tel:020 8222 7622
Fax: 020 8222 7639
Helpline: 0800 074 8383 Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm & late night
Wednesday 7pm- 9pm
Email: info@prostatecancer.org.uk
www.prostate-cancer.org.uk

The Sexual Dysfunction
Association
Windmill Place Business Centre
2-4 Windmill Lane
Southall
Middlesex UB2 4NJ
Helpline: 0870 7743571
Email: info@sda.uk.net
www.sda.uk.net
Meningitis
Meningitis Research Foundation
Midland Way
Thornbury
Bristol BS35 2BS
Tel: 01454 281811
Fax: 01454 281094
Helpline: 080 8800 3344
http://www.meningitis.org/
Meningitis Trust
Fern House
Bath Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire GL5 3TJ
Tel: 01453 768000
Fax: 01453 768001
24-Hour Nurse-led Helpline: 0800 028 18 28
Email: info@meningitis-trust.org
http://www.meningitis-trust.org/
Period Pain and PMS
National Association for
Premenstrual Syndrome
41 Old Road
East Peckham
Kent TN12 5AP
Tel/Fax: 0870 777 2178
Helpline: 0870 777 2172
http://www.pms.org.uk/

National Endometriosis Society
Endometriosis UK
50 Westminster Palace Gardens
Artillery Row
London SW1P 1RR
Tel: 020 7222 2781
Fax: 020 7222 2786
Helpline: 0808 808 2227
Email: enquiries@endometriosisuk.org
www.endo.org.uk
Women's Nutritional Advisory
Services/ Natural Health Advisory Service
PO Box 268, LEWES
East Sussex, BN7 1QN
Tel: 01273-609699
Fax: 01273-487576
Email: enquiries@naturalhealthas.com
http://www.naturalhealthas.com/
Relationships
Relate
Central Office (lo-call) 0845 456
1310
http://www.relate.org.uk/
Sexual Health
Brook Advisory Centres
421 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London NW5 1TL
Tel: 020 7284 6040
Fax: 020 7284 6050
Young Peopleís Information
Service: 0800 0185 023
24-hour information line: 020
7950 7700
http://www.brook.org.uk/
Herpes Viruses Association &
Shingles Support Society
41 North Road
Islington,
London N7 9DP
Helpline: 0845 123 2305
Email: info@herpes.org.uk
http://www.herpes.org.uk/
Skin Conditions
National Eczema Society
Hill House
Highgate Hill
London, N19 5NA
Tel:020 7281 3553
Fax: 020 7281 6395
Help Line: 0870 241 3604 (Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm GMT)
Email: helpline@eczema.org
http://www.eczema.org/
Psoriasis Association
Milton House
7 Milton Street
Northampton NN2 7JG
Tel: 0845 676 0076
Fax: 01604 792894
http://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/
Speech
British Stammering Association
The British Stammering
Association
15 Old Ford Road
London E2 9PJ
Tel: 020-8983 1003
Fax: 020-8983 3591
BSA Helpline: 0845 603 2001
(local rate)
Email: info@stammering.org
http://www.stammering.org/
Royal College of Speech and
Language Therapists
Whitehart Yard
London
SE1 1NX
Tel (Information): 020 7378
3012/3
Fax: 020 7403 7254
http://www.rcslt.org/
Stroke
The Stroke Association
Stroke Information Service
240 City Road
London EC1V 2PR
Stroke Helpline: 0845 3033 100
(calls charged at local rate) open
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
E-mail: info@stroke.org.uk
http://www.stroke.org.uk/

The UK Stroke Forum
(The UK Stroke Forum, hosted by
The Stroke Association, is a new
coalition of 20 organisations committed to
improving stroke care in the UK).
Address as above
http://www.ukstrokeforum.org/
Tiredness and Sleep Problems
British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Association
Castle Court
41 London Road
Reigate RH2 9RJ
Tel: 01737 245638
Fax: 0870 052 9212
E-mail: info@britishsnoring.co.uk
http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/
Narcolepsy Association UK
UKAN
PO Box 13842
Penicuik EH26 8WX
Tel: 0845 450 0394
Fax: 0870 777 3039
Email: info@narcolepsy.org.uk
http://www.narcolepsy.org.uk/
Women's Health
Breast Cancer Campaign
Clifton Centre
110, Clifton Street
London EC2A 4HT
Tel: 020 7749 3700
Email: info@breastcancercampaign.org
http://www.breastcancercampaign.org/

Breast Cancer Care
Kiln House
210 New Kings Road
London SW6 4NZ
Tel:020 7384 2984
Helpline: 0808 800 6000
Email: info@breastcancercare.org.uk
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

National Association for
Premenstrual Syndrome
41 Old Road
East Peckham
Kent TN12 5AP
Tel/Fax: 0870 777 2178
Helpline: 0870 777 2172
http://www.pms.org.uk/
National Endometriosis Society
Endometriosis UK
50 Westminster Palace Gardens
Artillery Row
London SW1P 1RR
Tel: 020 7222 2781
Fax: 020 7222 2786
Helpline: 0808 808 2227
Email: enquiries@endometriosisuk.org
http://www.endo.org.uk/

Women's Nutritional Advisory Services
Natural Health Advisory Service
PO Box 268, LEWES,
East Sussex, BN7 1QN
Tel: 01273-609699
Fax:01273-487576
Email: enquiries@naturalhealthas.com
http://www.naturalhealthas.com/

Women's Health Concern
Whitehall House
41 Whitehall
London SW1A 2BY
Tel: 020 7451 1377
Fax: 020 7925 1505
Nurse Counselling Service 0845
123 2319 (local rate call ñ Mon- Fri 10am-1pm)
Email: info@womens-healthconcern.org
www.womens-health-concern.org