Health, Illness and Disability

Young Minds

Support for childhood mental health issues.

phone2 0808 802 5544

www.youngminds.org.uk

Carers in Hertfordshire

Offer support to anyone who cares for a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour.

phone2 01992 586 969

www.carersinherts.org.uk

Understanding Childhood

Provides downloadable information leaflets to help raise emotionally secure children.

phone2 0773 000 1277

www.understandingchildhood.net

NHS Choices
For online health advice

www.nhs.uk

Go Smoke Free

Support to give up smoking.

www. nhs.uk/smokefree

Community Hygiene Concern

Advice on detecting and curing head lice and nits.

phone2 01908 561 928

www.chc.org

Downs Syndrome Association

Providing information and support on all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome to all who need it.

phone2 0333 121 2300

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Supporting people with Cystic Fibrosis and those who look after them.

phone2 0300 373 1000

www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society

Advice and support for Deaf children

phone2 0808 800 8800

www.ndcs.org.uk

National Autistic Society

Offer information, support and services for people with Autism.

phone2 0808 800 4104

www.autism.org.uk

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Support for blind and partially sighted people.

phone2 0303 123 9999

www.rnib.org.uk

Brainwave

A charity that helps children with disabilities and Developmental Delay achieve their full potential.

www.brainwave.org.uk

Afasic

Support for parents of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

phone2 0845 355 5577

www.afasic.org.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support

Practical, medical and financial support for people suffering with cancer.

phone2 0808 808 0000

www.macmillan.org.uk

NCFED (The National Centre for Eating Disorders)

Effective help & treatment for sufferers of an eating disorder.

phone2 0845 838 2040

eating-disorders.org.uk

Beat

Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

phone2 0845 634 1414  or  0845 634 7650 (Youthline)

www.b-eat.co.uk

Contact a Family

For families with disabled children. Provides advice, information and support to parents of disabled children.

phone2 0808 808 3555

www.cafamily.org.uk

Family Fund

Provides grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

phone2 01904 550055

www.familyfund.org.uk

Sibs

Support for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.

phone2 01535 645 453

www.sibs.org.uk