Provides relevant and appropriate health information on a wide variety of health issues for young people including drugs, alcohol, eating and mental health
Dedicated Health Sites/Organisations
The Acne Support Group gives skin advice online
National Aids help line - confidential advice on HIV and AIDS.
Call 0800 567123.
(Also available in Urdu 0800 371135 / Hindi 0800 371136 (Wed 6-10pm)
National Asthma Campaign - Advice and information line.
Call 0345 01 02 03
The National Autistic Society
393, City Road, London EC1V 1NE - Tel: 0171 833 2299
The NAS Information Centre is for anyone with an interest in autism and related disorders, such as Aspergers Syndrome. It responds to enquiries, sending out fact sheets and reading lists and has a library of books and videos which can be used on request.
Tel: 0208 451 0141.
The NAS has Development Officers based all over the country but is co-ordinated from their Nottingham Office on 0115 911 3360.
Bedwetting (Enuresis) Helpline - advice and support for people of any age. Call 0117 960 3060
Bereavement / Loss
Cruse Bereavement Care offers help to anyone who has suffered the loss of a friend or relative.
Tel 0208 332 7227 (helpline 9.30am - 5.00pm Mon-Fri).
Cancer Bacup - Help for people with cancer, plus their friends and relatives.
Call 0808 800 1234
Cancer Research UK
The leading charity dedicated to the research on the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer, including testicular and prostrate cancer
PO Box 123 London WC2A 3PX Tel: 0207 242 0200
Help Line: 0207 269 3142 or 0800 226237
Cancer Prevention Research Trust
Tel: 0208 785 7786
Colon Cancer Concerns help line
Tel: 0207 381 4711
Teenage Cancer Trust - aims to improve the lives of teens with cancer.
Call 020 7436 2877
Carers line - Offers help to every carer including young people
Tel: 0345 573 369 10am-12noon, 2-4pm weekdays
British Dyslexia Association - Information and advice for people with dyslexia and their families. Call 0118 966 8271
National Eczma Society - Provides support for suffers and their families.
Call 020 7388 4097
Meningitis Trust - provides Information about meningitis.
Call 0845 6000 800
Mind Info Line - this provides information on all aspects of mental health
Tel: 0208 522 1728 in London, 0345 660163 outside London.
Mon - Fri 9.15am - 4.45pm
Sane - provides information to anyone (including families and friends) suffering from mental health problems
1st floor, Cityside House, 40 Alder Street, London, E1 1EE
Tel: 0207 375 1002
Helpline: 0845 767 8000 (Daily 12noon - 2am)
Government web site on noise and its associated problems
The Noise Abatement Society
National Osteoporosis Society
The only national charity dedicated to supporting people with osteoporosis, where bones become brittle and break easily.
PO Box 10, Radstock, Bath, BA3 3YB Tel: 01761 471771
Help line: 01761 472721 (10.00am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri)
Action on Smoking and Heath (ASH)
GASP is a tobacco control consultancy offering training and workshops; presentations, campaign and event organisation; and various resources.
National Smoking Quit line - Free advice on stopping smoking.
Call 0800 002 200
QUIT is an independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop.
Smokers wanting to QUIT please call 0800 00 22 00
Smoke Free World
A useful reference guide on finding smoke free dining, drinking and accommodation around the country.
Help for people with snoring problems
Tel: 0800 085 1097
British Stammering Association - Help and advice for sufferers and their families. Call 020 8981 8818
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic Shock Information Service - provides information about this rare condition which can be caused by tampon use.
Call 020 7617 8040