Useful contacts

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Asthma UK
A charity dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.
Helpline: 0300 222 5800
Website: www.asthma.org.uk
Bereavement Advice Service
Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Co-op Legal Services giving practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that people face after the death of someone close.
Helpline: 0800 634 9494 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00)
Website: www.bereavementadvice.org
British Heart Foundation
A charity that gives information and support on the health of your heart.
Helpline: 0300 330 3311
Website: www.bhf.org.uk
BRAKE
A road-safety charity dedicated to stopping deaths and injuries on roads and caring for people whose relative or friend has been killed or injured on the road.
Phone: 0808 8000 401
Website: www.brake.org.uk
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
For details of counsellors and psychotherapists in your area.
Phone: 01455 883300
Website: www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists
Carers Trust
Carers Trust is the largest provider of support services for carers in the UK.
Helpline: 0300 772 9600
Website: www.carers.org
Citizens Advice
The Citizens Advice service helps people deal with their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.
Helpline: 03444 111 444
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
The Colostomy Association
Providing support and information to anyone who has a colostomy.
Helpline: 0800 328 4257
Website: www.colostomyuk.org
Cruse Bereavement Care
The Citizens Advice service helps people deal with their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Young Person's Website: www.hopeagain.org.uk
Diabetes UK
The largest charity in the UK for the care and treatment of people with diabetes.
Helpline: 0345 123 2399
Website: www.diabetes.org.uk
Headway
A charity that supports people with brain injuries and the people who care for them.
Helpline: 0808 800 2244
Website: www.headway.org.uk
Healthtalk.org
A helpful website covering a wide variety of personal experiences of health and illness. It includes video interviews of people who have been through different illnesses and includes sections for intensive care patients and their relatives.
Website: www.dipex.org
Lee Spark NF Foundation
A charity helping those affected by necrotising fasciitis and raising awareness about this condition.
Website: www.nfsuk.org.uk
Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now provides support and information on identifying and recovering from meningitis.
Helpline: 0808 80 10 388
Website: www.meningitisnow.org
Samaritans
Samaritans provides confidential, unbiased emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who feel distressed, desperate or suicidal.
Helpline: 116 123
Website: www.samaritans.org
Spinal Injuries Association
A support charity for people suffering from spinal-cord injuries.
Helpline: 0800 980 0501
Website: www.spinal.co.uk
Stroke Association
An organisation that provides support and information on strokes and guidance on coping with life after a stroke.
Helpline: 0303 303 3100
Website: www.stroke.org.uk
UK Sepsis Trust
The Trust promotes awareness of sepsis, and provides support to those affected by it.
Helpline: 0800 389 6255
Website: www.sepsistrust.org