National Organisation / Charities

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British Pregnancy advisory service (BPAS).

BPAS is the UK’s leading abortion care charity – specialists in safe, confidential, high-quality abortion treatment for more than 50 years. 97% of the women we see have their abortion treatment paid for by the NHS (or other government departments). Ambition to empower women to be able to make their own decisions about their pregnancy.


Acne Support

Impartial expert advice endorsed by the British Association of Dermatologists. Many resources including myth busting, information articles and lots of information about the types of acne and treatments.


Turning Point

Turning point provides a range of services to help you with drug or alcohol issues, a mental health concern or a learning disability. Turning point enables self-referral and so the link to this can be found on  our “Forms & Self-Referrals” section. Click on the link below to find out more about Turning Point.


TalktoFrank is a resource where you can learn more about recreational drugs and access a free 24/7 helpline, text chat or online live chat. As well as learning more about different substance, you can find local support centres nearest to you.


Stay Well In Winter

NHS advice on how to stay healthy and live well in the winter months.


A huge range of resources available to help people as they get older. From information and advice to Community support groups, wellbeing, research and more.


Arthritis action

Arthritis Action is the only UK charity offering hands-on, practical help for people with arthritis to improve their quality of life whilst living with the condition. We offer our Members healthy eating advice, clinical appointments, exercise tips and pain management techniques whether or not they are having medical treatment.


Find a large range of information. Learn more about your diagnosis, treatments and explore what are doing to support the future of patients living with asthma.



One of the largest British charities that provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie offer nursing services, hospice care, helper services, information and support about living with a terminal illness.


British Lung Foundation Breathe easy

The British Lung foundation offers a helpline, support groups, web community and easy-to-understand information which offers vital hope and support for people living with COPD.

Diabetes provides a helpline, local support groups, Type 1 events, online Learning Zone, and insurance – to name a few services. You can also find patient stories to learn about how other people have lived and managed their Diabetes.


National Eczema Society

Provides support for people living with eczema. You will be able to access information about your diagnosis, read patient stories and keep up to date with current news and updates about your condition.

Kidney Disease

National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation is for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. NKF enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change.


Miscarriage association

Lots of support available from FAQs to patient stories to exploring the range of emotions and feelings you may be experiencing. Lots of information to help you gain more understanding of what a miscarriage is and some causes of this (which is very unlikely to be related to anything you did or did not do)

Pernicious Anaemia

This society offers a range of support for patients living with pernicious anaemia. Support includes a dedicated helpline, information leaflets, support groups and treatment information to name a few.


National Childbirth Trust

Their mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. NCT offers a range of support which is split into three main aims, sharing knowledge, creating networks and harnessing voices to encourage change of perceptions.

The Breastfeeding Network

The Breastfeeding Network is a society where mums and families are able to make informed decisions about breastfeeding, to access help when they need it and to become confident in their choices. For a new mum deciding how to feed her baby, talking to a mum who knows about breastfeeding can make a crucial difference and the Breastfeeding Network strives to be the best we can be at providing peer support.

Sight Loss


Sight loss advice service covering topics such as eye health, equality rights/employment, money/benefits/finance, children, young people and education, families and carers, technology and useful products together with reading and home/leisure.

Vision Aware

Tips for caring for individuals with vision loss and dementia.

Vista Blind

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s charity for people with sight loss.  Guidance on looking after eyes, managing sight loss, help for children and young people, schools programme, meeting new people, residential homes and their digital vision service.  Also offer social support groups with various activities such as keep fit, pottery and crafts and flower arranging.

Smoking Cessation

The NHS website is a great place to start looking into ways that you can be supported in your journey to quitting smoking. Please read the link below and view our local services for Quit services near you.


Reading well

Reading Well is designed to support people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading.  The books are all chosen/endorsed by health experts, as well as people living with the conditions covered and their relatives/carers.  A new list, Reading Well for Children, will be launched in February 2020.