Patient Support Groups/Useful Websites
Below is a list of websites that may be of use to you. If you would like to add some information to this site, please click on the Contact Details tab, and send us your suggestions or comments.
Asperger’s Support Group: http://www.aspergers.org.uk/
Asthma Self-Management Information:
Cancer Discussion Group for Education Reassurance Support: http://www.cadgers.co.uk/
Cancer Research UK: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/spotcancerearly/
Canvey Island Youth Project : Canvey Island Youth Project is a small local charity based on Canvey Island, Essex. We help young people between 11 and 25. They may be homeless or have no money for food or clothing. They may need someone to talk to or need information on issues such as benefits, drugs or alcohol. We are here to help. http://www.canveyislandyouthproject.org.uk/
Carers support: Your local independent Carer Support organisation. Providing information, advice and guidance to carers in Colchester, Tendring, Basildon and Castle Point districts. http://www.essexcarerssupport.org.uk/
Citizens Advice: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/
Headway Essex : The Headway Support Groups are there for people living with brain injury, their carers and professionals involved with acquired brain injury. http://www.headwayessex.org.uk/aquired-brain-injury-community-support/abi-essex-support-groups
Health Talk Online: Healthtalkonline.org provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people's real-life experiences. You can watch people sharing their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neuron disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust: Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. We offer a range of information and support both online and face to face 24 hours a day and at every step of the journey. http://www.jostrust.org.uk/
Marriage Care: offers marriage preparation, relationship counselling and more. http://www.marriagecare.org.uk/
ME Association : The ME Association provides information and support on ME/CFS to people with ME/CFS. We strive to develop professional and high quality information materials and services.
NHS Choices : http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: https://www.england.nhs.uk/diabetes/diabetes-prevention/ Healthier You leaflet-Polish Healthier you leaflet 2
Parent & Toddler Groups: http://www.netmums.com/southessex/local/all/baby-toddler/parent-toddler-groups/benfleet
Royal Association for Deaf People . http://www.royaldeaf.org.uk/
Southend Association of Voluntary Services SAVS : SAVS is an independent charity known as a council for voluntary service or CVS. That means we work behind the scenes to help local charities and community groups achieve their full potential. http://www.savs-southend.org/
Trust Links is a charity which offers therapeutic gardening, training and other services. www.trustlinks.org
Alcohol test A new online test to help patients work out how risky their drinking is with access to personalised advice/support locally is now available www.dontbottleitup.org.uk