Healthy Living

At dont blush pharmacy we are keen to make sure that you have the right support and information with regards to your health. The internet offers a vast array of information, however it can be difficult to find the most reputable sources.

The expert pharmacy team at dont blush have been searching high and low for the best websites that are able to provide concise, accurate and evidence based information. We are confident that these websites will be able to provide you with any further information that you require, however should have any questions or concerns our pharmacy team are always here to help. Click Here to see contact details for the dont blush pharmacy team. 

Please note, dont blush pharmacy has provided links to these websites based on their suitability, however it does not endorse and is not responsible for the content published on these websites.  

 


 

AIDS & HIV

AIDS Helpline - a 24-hour, free and confidential telephone service with advice about HIV/AIDS, sexual health, STDs, local services, clinics and support services. 

- 0800 567 123 http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexualhealthtopics/Pages/Sexual-health-hub.aspx

The Terence Higgins Trust – information services and advice. 

- THT Direct: 0845 122 1200  www.tht.org.uk

 


 

Alcohol Problems

Alcoholics Anonymous – provides help and support to alcoholics and their families.

- 0800 9177 650 www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

National Alcohol Helpline (Drinkline) 

- 0800 917 8282

Alcohol Concern - to find out more about alcohol, its effects and how to cut down. 

- 0207 566 9800 www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

 


 

Allergy

Allergy UK - Helps understanding and awareness of allergies, to help people manage them

Allergy Helpline - 01322 619898 www.allergyuk.org

 


 

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Society - information and education for carers and professionals

 - 0845 300 0336 www.alzheimers.org.uk

 


 

Arthritis 

Arthritis Care – information and support to help people take control of their arthritis

0845 300 0336 www.alzheimers.org.uk

Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association provides help and information for children with arthritis, and those who care for them

- 01905 745595 www.ccaa.org.uk

National Rheumatoid Arthritis – help and support for sufferers and their carers

- 0800 298 7650 www.rheumatoid.org.uk

 


 

Asthma

Asthma UK – provides confidential help and advice from asthma nurse specialists who listen to concerns and discuss what is right for each individual

- Adviceline: 0845 701 0203 www.asthma.org.uk

 


 

Autism & Asperger Syndrome

National Autistic Society - information about autism and Asperger syndrome, and about support and services in the UK

- Helpline: 0845 070 4004 www.autism.org.uk

 


 

Babies and small children

Newlife Foundation – the specialists for special children

- Nurseline: 0800 902 0095 01543/ 468888 www.newlifecharity.co.uk

Bliss – support for parents of babies born too soon, too small, too sick

- 0500 618 140 www.bliss.org.uk

The Lullaby Trust – supports bereaved families and promotes safe baby care

- 020 7802 3200 www.lullabytrust.org.uk

 


 

Bereavement

Cruse – help and support for people who are bereaved Cruse also offers a special line for young people

- 0844 477 9400 Young Person’s Freephone Helpline: 0808 808 1677 www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

 


 

Bowel

Coeliac UK – provides expert information & help for those living with coeliac disease

- 0845 305 2060 www.coeliac.co.uk

Crohn's & Colitis UK – provides information, advice and support

- Information line: 0845 130 2233 Support line: 0845 130 3344 www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

 


  

Bones

Brittle Bone Society – providing support for people affected by osteogenesis imperfecta

- 01382 204446 www.brittlebone.org

National Osteoporosis Society - dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this fragile bone disease

- 0808 800 0035 www.nos.org.uk

 


 

Cancer

Breast Cancer Care – nurses and trained workers with personal or professional experience offer information and support on any aspect of breast cancer

- 0808 800 6000 www.breastcancercare.org.uk

Cancer – information from nurses about all types of cancer – diagnosis, treatment, symptom control, clinical trials, support groups and where to get practical and emotional help

 - www.canceradvice.co.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support – provides emotional, practical, financial and medical support to people living with cancer

 - 0808 808 0000 www.macmillan.org.uk

Marie Curie Cancer Care - provides free nursing care to give terminally ill people the choice to die at home

- 0800 090 2309 www.mariecurie.org.uk

 


 

Carers

Carers UK - is the voice of carers, improving their lives by providing information and advice on their rights

- 0808 808 7777 www.carersuk.org 

 Carers Active Listening Line (CALL) – an independent nonjudgemental ear for carers

- 0800 032 3456 

 


  

Cerebral Palsy

SCOPE – for information, advice & support for sufferers and their carer

- 0808 800 3333 www.scope.org.uk

 


 

Children

ChildLine - free 24-hour helpline. Children and young people can call the helpline about any problem, at any time - day or night

- 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC – specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. Free 24 hour helpline

- 24 hour - 0808 800 5000 www.nspcc.org.uk

 


  

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau - Helps people resolve legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice

- 03454 04 05 06 www.adviceguide.org.uk

 


 

Complementary Therapies

British Acupuncture Council – information on acupuncture and where to find a local practition

 - 0208 735 0400 www.acupuncture.org.uk

British Complementary Association – information on all complementary therapies and their practitioners

 - 0845 345 5977 www.bcma.co.uk

The Society of Homeopaths – information about homeopathy and where to find a local practitioner

 - 01604 817890 www.homeopathy-soh.com

 


 

Counselling

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy – a reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling or psychotherapy

- 01455 883300 www.bacp.co.uk

 


 

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Trust – information on the causes, symptoms & treatments of Cystic Fibrosis, plus advice on day-to-day living

- 020 3795 2184 www.cftrust.org.uk

 


 

Diabetes

Diabetes UK - working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition

- 0207 424 1000/ 0345 123 2399 Careline: 0845 120 2960 www.diabetes.org.uk

 


  

Disability

Contact a Family – information on specific conditions and rare disorders for all families with disabled children

- Free Helpline: 0808 808 3555 www.cafamily.org.uk

Disability Living Foundation – advice on all types of daily living equipment and mobility products for disabled adults, children and older people, thus enabling them to achieve greater mobility and independence

- 0845 130 9177/ Helpline: 0300 999 0004 www.dlf.org.uk

 


 

Domestic Violence

Action on Elder Abuse – works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults

- 0808 808 8141 www.elderabuse.org.uk

 


 

Down's Syndrome

Down’s Syndrome Association - provides information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carer

- Helpline: 0333 1212 300 www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

 


 

Drug Dependency

Families Anonymous – for relatives & friends concerned about the use of drugs or related behavioural problems

- 0845 120 0660/ 0207 4984 680  www.famanon.org.uk

 National Drugs Helpline/Talk to FRANK - provides advice, information and support for drug users, recovering or past users, friends, family and colleagues

- 0300 123 6600 www.talktofrank.com

 Cranstoun – free, non-judgmental, advocacy, needle exchange & advice

- 020 8335 1830 www.cranstoun.org

 


  

Dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association – helping to enable all dyslexic people to reach their potential

- Helpline: 0333 405 4567 www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

 


 

Eating Disorders

Beat – the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families

- 0845 634 1414 www.b-eat.co.uk

 


 

Elderly Support

Age UK – providing information and support to all people over 50 to ensure they get the most from life

- 0800 169 6565 www.ageconcern.org.uk

Contact the Elderly - social support on a Sunday for older people who live alone

-0800 716543/0207 240 0630 www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk

 


 

Emotional Support

Beaumont Society – advice and support for Transgender, Transvestite, Transsexual and cross-dressing people, their friends & families

- 24hr Info line: 01582 412220 www.beaumontsociety.org.uk

Samaritans - 24 hours a day confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide

- 0845 790 9090 www.samaritans.org

 


 

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action - information on epilepsy with an email helpline service

- 0808 800 5050 www.epilepsy.org.uk

National Society for Epilepsy – provides up-to-date information and support

- Helpline: 01494 601400 www.epilepsynse.org.uk

 


  

Eyes/Vision

RNIB - information, support and advice for people with sight problems

- 0303 123 9999 www.rnib.org.uk

 


  

Gambling

Gamblers Anonymous – a fellowship of men and women who have joined together to do something about their own gambling problem

 - www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

 


 

Health & Safety

Health & Safety Executive – protecting people against risks arising out of work activities

 - www.hse.gov.uk

 


  

Hearing 

RNID - services for deaf and hard of hearing people to improve their everyday lives

- Information Line: 0808 808 0123/ Textphone 0808 808 9000 www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

The British Tinnitus Association – provides help and support for sufferers of tinnitus

- Helpline: 0800 018 0527 www.tinnitus.org.uk

 


 

Heart

British Heart Foundation - research, patient and professional education. Provides life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care

- Free help & support on all heart health issues: 0300 330 3311 www.bhf.org.uk

 


 

Huntington’s Disease

The Huntington’s Disease Association – provides information, help & support to sufferers and their friends and families

- 0151 331 5444 www.hda.org.uk

 


   

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy Directory – provides a nationwide database of qualified hypnotherapists with information and advice on hypnotherapy

- 0333 3447 992 www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk

 


 

Lifeline

Testway – provides a personal emergency alarm service for anyone who feels vulnerable at home

- 0333 400 8222 www.testway.co.uk

 


 

Liver

British Liver Trust – the national charity for adults with liver disease

- Free helpline: 0800 652 7330  www.britishlivertrust.org.uk

 


 

Lungs

British Lung Foundation - works for those affected by lung disease, through research and support groups

- 0300 003 0555 www.lunguk.org

 


  

M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Action for M.E. – help and support for sufferers.

 - www.afme.org.uk

 


 

Medical Tags

Medical Tags UK - supplies a range of I.D Tags, Medical Tags, Medical Jewellery, I.D Bracelets and Necklaces to be worn in case of an accident when you may not be able to communicate with the emergency services

- Tel: 0121 233 7455 www.medicaltags.co.uk

 


  

Meningitis

Meningitis Research Foundation – trained staff and nurses offer information on meningitis and septicaemia to anyone worried about or affected by these conditions

- Freefone 24 hour helpline: 0808 800 3344 www.meningitis.org

 


  

Men’s Health

Male Health – fast, free, independent information on men’s health Linked to Men’s Health Forum

- Tel: 0207 922 7908 www.malehealth.co.uk 

Sexual Dysfunction Association – help & advice on all aspects of sexual dysfunction

- 0207 486 7262 www.sda.uk.net

 


 

Mental Health

Depression Alliance – assists people affected by depression

- 08457 67 80 00 www.depressionalliance.org 

Mencap - support and information for families and professionals about learning disabilities

- 0808 808 1111 www.mencap.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation - this website provides information, news and events on mental health issues and information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental distress

- 08457 90 90 90 www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind - working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress. Offers advice and information

- 020 8519 2122 www.mind.org.uk

Rethink (formerly National Schizophrenia Society) – provides home treatment and nursing care for people with severe mental illness, support for carers, and advice on legal issues and projects aimed at young people

- 0300 5000 927 www.rethink.org

 


 

Migraine

Migraine Action Association - provides information on all aspects of migraine, its causes, diagnosis and treatment

- 08456 011 033 www.migraine.org.uk

 


 

Mobility Aids & Equipment

British Red Cross – the British Red Cross provides short-term loans of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, for people with a disability or illness

 - 020 7562 2050 www.redcross.org.uk

 


 

Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease Association – the definitive resource for people with MND

- 01604 250505 www.mndassociation.org

 


 

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Society - assistance towards the cost of aids, adaptations, equipment and mobility. Also psychological support. It produces many publications on MS and runs a specialist helpline

- 0808 800 8000 www.mssociety.org.uk

 


 

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign - provides practical, medical and emotional support to people affected by all muscular dystrophies and allied conditions

- 0207 803 4800 – to find local group Free Helpline: 0800 652 6352 www.muscular-dystrophy.org

 


 

Myasthenia Gravis

myaware - myasthenia gravis - offers help & advice on this autoimmune disease

- 0800 919922 www.myaware.org

 


 

Parenting

Parentline Plus - offers help and support through free, flexible, responsive services - shaped by parents for parents

- 0808 800 2222 Text phone 0800 783 6783 www.parentlineplus.org.uk

 


 

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Society - support, advice and information to those affected, their carers, families and friends, and to health and social services professionals involved in management and care

- 0808 800 0303  www.parkinsons.org.uk

 


 

Phobias

Anxiety UK – help & support to overcome anxiety conditions and specific phobias

- 08444 775 774 www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 


 

Pregnancy

National Childbirth Trust – support during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. Social events, breastfeeding help, ante-natal classes, coffee groups and groups for first-time mothers

- 0300 330 0700 www.nct.org.uk/pregnancy

 


 

Rape & Sexual Abuse

Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse – advice, information and counselling services for men, women and children who have experienced rape or sexual abuse

 - www.rapecrisis.org.uk

 


 

Relationship Counselling

Relate – offers relationship counselling, sex therapy, mediation, consultations, support and advice

 - Call 0300 100 1234 to find nearest centre www.relate.org.uk

 


 

Skin Conditions

The Vitiligo Society – understanding, support & advice on the loss of skin colour

www.vitiligosociety.org.uk

National Eczema Society - support and information services

- 0800 089 1122 www.eczema.org

Psoriasis Association - support and information services

 - www.psoriasis-association.org.uk

 


 

Sleep Problems

British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association – dedicated to helping snorers & their bed partners achieve a good night’s sleep

- 0800 085 1097 www.britishsnoring.co.uk

Narcolepsy Association (UK) – for the benefit, relief & aid of sufferers

- 0845 450 0394 www.narcolepsy.org.uk

 


 

Stroke

The Stroke Association - information and support to patients, carers, families and professionals affected by stroke

- 0845 3033 100 www.stroke.org.uk

 


 

Women’s Health

Women's Health: A website dedicated to providing information on women’s health issues

www.womens-health.co.uk

 


 

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