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  • 01772 214800

Useful Links and Contacts

Baby and Child Health

Contact (Information and advice for families with Disabled Children)

Lancashire Safe Guarding

ICON Cope Facebook Page ( Support page based on a recent safeguarding campaign to help parents to cope with their baby's crying)

NHS Change4Life (Tips and advice to help you and your children to lead a healthy life)

Rainbow Trust (Supporting families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness)

Mental Health

Anxiety UK (help for those diagnosed with anxiety disorder)

The Calm Zone (campaign for men aged 15 – 35 against ‘living miserably’)

Mind (mental health forum)

No Panic (voluntary service offering support for panic attacks and OCD)

Papyrus (young suicide prevention)

Samaritans (support for those feeling distress/despair)

Young Minds (Info on child and adolescent mental health issues to support parents and professionals)

B-eat (eating disorders support)

Big White Wall (Support for those who are stressed/anxious/feeling low)

Social Support

NHS Social Care and Support Guide (Offering help with day to day living which is affected by illness or disability)

Money Advice Service (Advice and support services to deal with your finances)

Citizens Advice (Support and advice for people acting as carers)

Carers Direct – Call 0300 123 1053 (helpline)

Carers UK (Helpful information, advice and support for carers)

Travel Health

NHS Healthy Body before you Travel (Information and advice to help you to prepare for upcoming trips)

NHS Fit for Travel (Information on how t stay safe and healthy whilst you are abroad)

Gov UK Foreign Travel Advice (General advice about travelling and what you need to do before going abroad, e.g. vaccinations)

Cancer Support

Macmillan (Physical, financial and emotional support for those affected by cancer)

Cancer Support UK (Practical advice to help you deal with cancer treatment and recovery)

Lancashire Teaching Hospital Cancer Support (Information about local organisations and where you can find further help and support)

Cancer Research UK

Age Related Support

Age UK (Advice for living well and managing life in older age)

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (free advice which aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting theri housing and care needs)

Marie Curie (Providing Care and support for those living with terminal illnesses)

St Catherine's Hospice (Hospice care to help provide a good quality of life and a dignified death for sufferers of terminal illnesses)