Useful UK Websites

Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse

the UK's largest charity working with and for older people. The new name for Age Concern.
Remember: AgeUK do a drop-in clinic at the Surgery, 2nd Tuesday of every month, 9am-11.30am

provides information about arthritis and related conditions is an independent, clinician-led website whose aim is to provide easily accessible, up-to-date, accurate information about bladder problems and treatment options to women

The NHS Credit Crunch Stressline  telephone 0300 123 200

Cruse exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are free to bereaved people. The local Cumbria branch contact number is 07071 780761 or Email them

A national charity for those who are elderly or terminally ill, and their pets

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. They have local offices in Barrow and Ulverston

is a UK charity for people affected by depression.

Public services all in one place

fpa (Family Planning Association) is the UK's leading sexual health charity. Their purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health

Menopause Matters' aim is to provide easily accessible, up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options

Mind helps people take control of their mental health. They also have advice lines on 0845 766 0163 or you can Email them. Click for Mind-in-Furness and Ulverston Mind

The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS)
NHS Choices - Your Health, Your Choices.  Here you can find lots of useful information, including help with health costs, advice for carers, and the science behind newspaper health stories (or 'health news stories unspun')


A useful site with leaflets on health and disease as well as details of patient support/self help groups and similar organisations. It also offers comprehensive information about medicines and advice on leading a healthy lifestyle, health promotion and preventing illness

Leading the fight against all prostate diseases

Smoking cessation services for help with quitting smoking for good. Order your free QuitKit

Click here for help with healthy ways to lose weight
This site has been developed as a central point from which women can easily access a group of organisations that provide valuable information, advice and support on a range of aspects of women's health that are important to women everywhere.

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