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Useful Links

Please note that The Kenneth MacRae Medical Centre is not responsible for these websites nor do we endorse them.

Browse the links below for links to useful websites:

Are You a Carer?

www.carers.org 
For help, support and advice

Caring for Someone
www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/disability

Asthma

Asthma advice and support
www.asthma.org.uk/

Bones and Joints

Arthritis Care
www.arthritiscare.org.uk/Home

Arthritis Research Campaign - Bone and Joint problems
www.arthritisresearchuk.org

National Osteoporosis Society
www.nos.org.uk/

Cancer

Breast Cancer Campaign
www.breastcancercampaign.org/

Cancer Research UK
www.cancerresearchuk.org/

Cancer Screening
www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/

Marie Curie Cancer Care - Charity work for cancer patients
www.mariecurie.org.uk/

MacMillan Cancer Relief
www.macmillan.org.uk

Children's Health

NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk

NHS Immunisation
www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac UK
www.coeliac.org.uk/

Counselling and Mental Health

St Helens Mindsmatter: You can refer yourself to Mindsmatter by phoning 01744 647100 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or you can go to www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mindsmatter 

If you live in Lancashire : NHS Mental Health freephone helpline number 0800 915 4640 (open Monday to Friday 7pm-11pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 midday to 12 midnight).

www.lancs-mentalhealthhelpline.nhs.uk/

Rethink Mental Illness - support and advice for people living with mental illness. Telephone 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm). www.rethink.org

Useful self-help website from Northumberland Tyne and Wear:  www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp/ 

Bullying Online - Help and advice on bullying
www.bullying.co.uk/

Child Bereavement Trust - Help for Bereaved Families
www.childbereavement.org.uk/

CRUSE Bereavement Counselling
www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/

Samaritans - Support and help for Low Mood - telephone 116 123 (24 hour helpline, 365 days a year)
www.samaritans.org.uk/

Diabetes

Diabetes UK
www.diabetes.org.uk

Elderly Health

Age Concern
www.ageconcern.org.uk/

Alzheimer' Society UK
www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Good for your Brain
www.goodforyourbrain.org/

Help the Aged
www.helptheaged.org.uk/en-gb

Silver Line
http://www.thesilverline.org.uk/ 
 

Eye Problems

Glaucoma
www.glaucoma-association.com/

RNIB - Common Eye Conditions
www.rnib.org.uk/

Health Information

Laboratory Tests
www.labtestsonline.org.uk/

Patient UK - Information on various health related issues
www.patient.co.uk

Patient Information Leaflets on various Conditions
www.patient.co.uk/pils.asp

St.Helens LINk (local involvement network)
www.linksthelens.org.uk/ 
 

Healthy Eating

Eat Well
www.eatwell.gov.uk/

Heart

British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk/

High Blood Pressure
www.hbpf.org.uk/ 

SADS - Sudden Death
www.sads.org.uk/

Screening

Cancer Screening
www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/

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Skin Problems

British Association of Dermatologists
www.bad.org.uk

DermNet NZ: the dermatology resource
www.dermnetnz.org/

National Eczema Society
http://www.eczema.org

Stopping Smoking

Action on smoking ASH
www.ash.org.uk/

Go Smoke Free
http://gosmokefree.nhs.uk/

Quit Squad 01772 644 474/0800 328 6297 www.quitsquad.nhs.uk 

Travel Health

BBC Travel Health
www.bbc.co.uk/health

Fit for Travel
www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/



 
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