Useful Information

Please find below a selection of difficulties (including cancer) and links for organisations, which offer support.  Subject headings and contacts for each are listed in alphabetical order.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list.  Neither is this intended to be an endorsement on my part, or an expression of preference over other relevant organisations not listed here.



Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) Great Britain

UKNA – Narcotics Anonymous in the UK

beat  provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders

GamCare  provides support, information and advice to anyone suffering through a gambling problem.



Breast Cancer Care

Cancer Research UK

Children with Cancer UK

Everyman The UK’s leading prostate and testicular cancer campaign.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres

Marie Curie Cancer Care

The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centres in London, Hereford and Leeds

The Mulberry Centre  Cancer Support Centre at West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth



British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy (BACP)

The United Kingdom Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP)



ManKind  A national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.

Refuge  Domestic Violence help for women and children : Refuge is a UK national charity.

Woman’s Aid  A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.



Mind  Mental Health Charity

Samaritans  Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Young Minds  Is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people.

Young Minds Support for Children & Young People

Young Minds Support for For Parents

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