Where to get some help

Below you will find just some of the places to go and get help and support. For links to surgical related sites go to our 'surgery' pages We hope to hear from any organisation or support group who feels there services should be listed.


A national charity helping people manage and prevent back pain by providing information, promoting self help & funding research. A range of leaflets available.
Backcare(registered as the National Back Pain Association)
16 Elmtree Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8ST
Tel 020 8977 5474 Fax 020 8943 5318
email info@backcare.org.uk

British Obesity Surgery Patients Association
Offers information on surgical procedures and post operative support.

British Heart Foundation
A confidential information line on all issues related to heart disease
Heart Information Line Tel 08450 708090
( Mon – Fri 9am –5pm local rate call)
Email internet@bhf.org.uk
Website www.bhf.org.uk

Bullying Online
Offers a wide variety of advice to parents and children suffering from bullying.
Email :help@bullying.co.uk
Website www.bullying.co.uk

Confidential helpline offering counselling and support services to people suffering from a wide variety of eating disorders including bulimia and compulsive overeating.
Helpline 01582 457474 (open Mon- Fri 10am-3pm)
email caralineed@aol.com
Web Site: www.caraline.com
Also offer a separate helpline giving information and advice for carers of people suffering from eating disorders.
Carers Helpline 01582 751783 (Mons only 7pm-9pm)

Childline is the free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call our helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time - day or night. ChildLine's counsellors are there to help you find ways to sort things out.
ChildLine is confidential - which means we won't tell anyone about your call unless you want us to talk to somebody for you, or you are in danger.
Our lines can be busy but please keep trying and you will get through.

Diabetes UK
Aims to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to work towards a future without diabetes
Diabetes UK Careline 0845 120 2960
Diabetes UK Customer Services 020 7424 1010
Textphone 020 7424 1031
Website : www.diabetes.org.uk

Disabled Living Foundation
We are the leading UK disability charity providing advice and
information on equipment/AT for independent living. We provide
completely impartial advice and information free to the public
Website www.dlf.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 130 9177. advice@dlf.org.uk
Switchboard: 020 7289 6111. info@dlf.org.uk

Eating Disorders Association
For help with eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder contact:
Helpline 0845 634 1414
(open 8:30am to 8:30pm weekdays & 1:00 to 4:30 Saturday)
Youthline 0845 634 7650
(Callers 18 & under - open 4:00pm to 6:30pm weekdays & 1:00 to 4:30 Sat)
e-mail: info@edauk.com Web site: www.edauk.com

Free, 24-hour Child Protection Helpline that provides information, advice and counselling to anyone concerned about a child's safety.

Main helpline number 0808 800 5000
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk
Website www.nspcc.org.uk
They also offer a guide to SAFE SURFING which we would recommend everyone to read http://www.nspcc.org.uk/homepage2/campaign/safe_surfing.htm.

Overeaters Anonymous
A twelve step programme for those who wish to stop eating compulsively. Offers Acceptance, Understanding, Communication, relief and power.
Tel 07000 784985
Main contact Number which refers you on to individual regional carers.
UK web site www.oagb.org.uk
 Worldwide support www.oa.org

Obsessive Eaters Anonymous
We are people who are recovering from an obsession with weight size or eating. We use the Twelve Step programme of recovery begun by Alcoholics Anonymous.

OCD Action
The national charity for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the related disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder http://www.ocdaction.org.uk

Talk to someone in confidence, whatever your situation. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year. We're always here to listen. Call us.
In the UK dial 08457 90 90 90, for the cost of a local call.
In the Republic of Ireland dial 1850 60 90 90, for the cost of a local call.
email jo@samaritans.org

Saneline is a national mental health helpline, it provides accurate and up to date information to give callers options for action and encourage them to benefit from the network of care in their area. It also offers emotional and crisis support to people with mental health problems, their families, friends and information to professionals working in the mental health field.

Helpline 0845 767 8000
(open daily Noon – 2am low call number)
Mainline 020 7375 1002
Email info@sane.org.uk
Website www.sane.org.uk

They provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.
Helpline: 01708 765200 (hours vary so ring for details)
info@supportline.org.uk www.supportline.org.uk

Weight Loss Surgery
Forum site offering the chance to exchange experiences of surgery.
0151-222-4737 modlist@wlsinfo.org.uk

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