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The Colostomy Association provides support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who is about to have a colostomy or who already has a colostomy. Emotional support is given on a personal and confidential basis by helpers who have a long experience of living with a colostomy. Free leaflets and a list of local contacts available. Arrange visits in hospital or at home on request.
Bladder & Bowel Foundation (Formerly Continence Advisory Service)
SATRA Innovation Park
Nurse helpline for medical advice: 0845 345 0165
Counsellor helpline: 0870 770 3246
General enquiries: 01536 533255
Runs a telephone helpline for people with bowel and bladder problems. Can provide help in 10 languages. Provides advice on stoma products, and local continence advice services.
Support for women with gynaecological cancer. Telephone helpline run by women affected by gynae cancer. Ansaphone when not manned. Also support by e-mail. Gynae C aims to support women with any form of gynaecological cancer, their partner, family and friends at an obvious crisis point in their lives. They offer confidential, emotional support via above and now via a website.
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust
Tel : 020 7936 7498
Freephone helpline 0808 802 8000 (manned by volunteers who have had personal experience of cervical cancer or cervical abnormalities)
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s only charity dedicated to those affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnornalities. It offers a range of on-line and face to face support and information including: information materials, a helpline, on-line forum, local support groups and an "ask the expert" service.
First Floor, Butler House
177-178 Tottenham Court Road
Admin tel: 020 72996654 (Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm)
Helpline: 0845 3710554
Support group for people concerned with ovarian cancer - families, friends, carers and health professionals. Links people affected by ovarian cancer, provides information on treatments, screening and research, and aims to raise awareness of the condition. Helpline Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm, or send an e-mail. Quarterly newsletter.
Mrs. Jane Bramley
Tel: 01977 640243
Highly confidential telephone support for women with vulval cancer or a radical vulvectomy.
(The Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group)
1-5 Mill Road
Tel: 0800 0184 724 (free) or 028 9334 4043
Fax: 028 9332 4606
A charity whose main aim is to help people who have to undergo surgery which involves the removal of their colon (colectomy) and the creation of either an ileostomy or an ileo-anal pouch.
Support and information via telephone and e-mail to women with vulval cancer, Paget's disease of the vulva, Lichen Sclerosis (LS) and Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia (VIN).
Women's Health Concern
4-6 Eton Place
Office telephone: 01628 478 473
Email support: http://www.womens-health-concern.org/help/email.html
Women's Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information. They do this through the website, e-mail Nurse Counselling Service (link above), information leaflets, educational events and partnership work with the media.