Other websites and sources of information that might be helpful to you.
Bladder and Bowel Community
This charity provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline anyone who suffers from bladder and bowel control problems. B&BF
British Accupuncture Council
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has a membership of 3,000 professionally qualified acupuncturists. It is the UK’s largest self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture
Why use a BAcC member?
It is very important to check that your acupuncturist is safe and competent.
All members of the BAcC provide the following assurances:
- BSc or BA degree level training or its equivalent in traditional acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and western biomedical sciences including anatomy, physiology and pathology.
- compliance with BAcC Code of Safe Practice and Code of Professional Conduct
British Association for Nutritional Therapy (BANT)
Provides information on nutritional therapy and nutrition, how to find a registered nutritionist and how to prepare for a nutritional consultation. Contains a searchable database to allow you to search for local nutritionists.
British Infertility Counselling Association
Seeks to promote the highest standards of counselling for those considering or undergoing fertility investigations and treatment. The website includes a searchable database to find an accredited counsellor
British Nutrition Foundation
Provides information on healthy living. nutrition science to people so that they can make their own informed health and lifestyle choices. They also provide online training courses.
British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy
An organisation aiming to improve standards treating women with gynaecological problems. You can use the website to search for accredited endometriosis treatment centres in the UK.
Citizens Advice Bureau/ Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Bureau / Citizens Advice Scotland provide free, confidential, independent advice on a variety of issues including financial, legal, disability, housing and employment.
DiaryDoll sell special knickers for women who suffer with periods or pelvic floor or post-maternity problems. They contain a secret waterproof panel to protect clothing and bedding against any embarrassing leaks.
Endometriosis.org is the global forum for news and information in endometriosis. It provides up to date information on the latest endometriosis research.
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Patient version of the ESHRE Guideline on management of women with endometriosis.
Expert Patient Programme
Deliver free courses that aimed at helping people who live with long-term chronic conditions to manage their condition on a long-term basis.
Gov.uk – Civil legal advice
Provides free legal aid for various issues including benefit appeals and discrimination. The website has a questionnaire to help you determine if you are eligible for free legal aid.
Provides useful information and discussion groups for those suffering with fibroids.
Fibromyalgia Association UK
Acts as a signpost to information and resources for people who are affected by fibromyalgia. They operate a helpline, online support forum and local support group for individuals affected by fibromyalgia.
Connects hundreds of thousands of members who wish to discuss medical issues through its hosted forums. Endometriosis UK has a moderated forum on Health Unlocked.
Provides provide impartial, timely and appropriate information to women who are facing a hysterectomy.
Infertilty Network UK
Provides support and information to those who are struggle with infertility. The website provides details on how to apply for NHS funding for fertility treatment.
Offer support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy through their website, support groups and helpline service.
The Pain Toolkit helps people manage persistent pain. The website includes videos on managing pain, workshop details and many other resources including a pain toolkit available to download.
Provides relationship counselling. Has a searchable database of local registered counsellors.
Provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, by telephone, email, letter, or face to face.
The British Pain Society
The patient section of the website contains a list of UK-based pain clinics, a frequently asked questions section and a suggested reading section.
The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Provides details of complementary therapy practitioners who meet national standards of competence and practice.
Verity is a self-help group for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)