Helplines

Helplines and information about gynaecological cancers

HELPLINES AND INFORMATION ABOUT GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCERS

There are five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval.

In the UK alone each year, there are over 21,000 women who are told they have a form of gynae cancer - that's 58 women diagnosed daily. Sadly, 21 women will lose their life to a form of gynae cancer every day.

Regular awareness and checks will enable you to notice any gynaecological changes in your body.

Symptoms to look out for: raised and thickened patches of skin on the vulva, that can be red, white or dark, a mole that changes shape or colour, a lump or wart like growth.

The Eve Appeal

If you would like to speak to a nurse-specialist about any gynae health issue, you can contact The Eve Appeal’s nurse-led information service Ask Eve on 0808 802 0019 – which is free to call from landline sand mobile phones.
Or get in touch via email nurse@eveappeal.org.uk.
Alternatively, for more information please visit www.eveappeal.org.uk.

The Lady Garden Campaign

A campaign by a group of British women on a mission to change the future of female cancers. Celebrity supporters include Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, Naomi Campbell, Poppy Delevingne and Charlotte Tilbury.
www.ladygardencampaign.co.uk

Baby loss and miscarriage helplines and advice

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on baby loss

The Lullaby Trust (formerly FSID the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death)

Bereavement Helpline: 0808 802 6868

lullabytrust.org.uk

The UK's leading baby charity working to prevent sudden deaths and promote health. Lullaby funds research, supports bereaved families and promotes safe baby care advice, including helpline for bereaved parents and their families, friends, neighbours and anyone else who has experienced the sudden death of a baby.

The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (SANDS)

Helpline: 0808 164 3332

uk-sands.org

SANDS provide support for bereaved parents and their families when their baby dies, before, during or soon after birth as well as information and support for healthcare professionals.

The Miscarriage Association

Helpline: 01924 200 799

miscarriageassociation.org.uk

We know that miscarriage can be a very unhappy, frightening and lonely experience. If you have been affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy, whether recently or long ago, we hope that you will find here support, information and comfort.

Tommy’s

Helpline: 0800 0147 800

tommys.org

When a baby dies

Funds medical research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth and provides information on having a healthy baby. Raises awareness of the facts and provides free, accurate and up-to-date information for medical professionals and parents-to-be. This includes a dedicated telephone midwife service, a comprehensive website and free books and leaflets dedicated to promoting health in pregnancy and pre-pregnancy

Child abuse and survivor support helplines

If you've witnessed an assault or think a child is in immediate danger contact the police on 999 or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 without delay.

If you're worried about a child but unsure, contact the NSPCC helpline for advice. You can discuss your concerns with our trained counsellors who will assess the information you give them and can take action on your behalf, if necessary. Alternatively, you can contact your local police or children's services.

Euthanasia and assisted suicide helplines

EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE HELPLINES

See our helplines page for more information on euthanasia and assisted suicide

Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide

NHS Choices - Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide
Euthanasia and assisted suicide
Information from NHS Choices on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The National Council for Palliative Care
ncpc.org.uk
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We believe that everyone approaching the end of life has the right to the highest quality care and support, wherever they live, and whatever their condition. We work with government, health and social care staff and people with personal experience to improve end of life care for all.

Dying Matters
Helpline: 08000 21 44 66
dyingmatters.org
Many of us have specific wishes about how we’d like to die, or how long we want doctors to keep us alive, or what we’d like to happen after our death. There are a range of organisations that can help you plan the support and care you need towards the end of life, advise on writing wills and living wills, and provide advice on the emotional issues surrounding dying. Our members include organisations from across the NHS, voluntary and independent health and care sectors (including hospices, care homes, charities supporting old people, children and bereavement); social care and housing sectors; a wide range of faith organisations; community organisations; schools and colleges; academic bodies; trade unions; the legal profession and the funeral sector.

Care Not Killing
carenotkilling.org.uk
Care Not Killing is a UK-based alliance of individuals and organisations which brings together human rights groups, healthcare groups, palliative care groups and faith-based organisations with the aims of promoting more and better palliative care. Ensuring that existing laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are not weakened or repealed during the lifetime of the current Parliament. Influencing the balance of public opinion further against any weakening of the law .

Dignity in Dying
dignityindying.org.uk
Dignity in Dying is the leading campaigning organisation promoting patient choice at the end of life.

Advice on keeping your children safe on Snapchat's Snap Map

KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ON SNAPCHAT

Watch our an easy guide to keeping your child safe when using Snap Map on Snapchat in the video.

Plus, Will Geddes, Security Specialist Managing Director at ICP Group, is here to give you more advice on keeping your child safe when using Snapchat.

Helplines for panic attacks and anxiety

HELPLINES FOR PANIC ATTACKS AND ANXIETY

A panic attack is a rush of intense anxiety and physical symptoms. If you are experiencing anxiety and/or panic attacks, here are some helplines...

NHS Choices - Anxiety

Anxiety

Dealing with panic attacks

Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices.

Mind

MindInfoline: 0300 123 3393

mind.org.uk

Anxiety and panic attacks

The MindInfoLine offers thousands of callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Mind helps people take control of their mental health. We do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. They also provide a special legal service to the public, lawyers and mental health workers.

Helplines for male cancer including testicular and prostate cancer

Use our helplines for more information and support...

One for the Boys

onefortheboys.com

I'm too busy to go to the doctor. I can tough it out. Cancer's not something that would happen to me. Sound familiar? It's easy to put your health on the back burner, but catching cancer early gives you the best shot at beating it. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Old, young, healthy, unhealthy, rich or poor. And though more women get cancer than men, more men are dying from it. We need these numbers reduced. One For The Boys arms men with the facts, the risks and the tools they need to tackle cancer head on. Get involved, check yourself and join us so together we can laugh in cancer’s face.

NHS Choices – Cancer of the Breast

Male breast cancer

Introduction and information on cancer of the breast in m en, from NHS including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment and with links to other useful websites.

Checking your breasts regularly can help you know when something’s wrong. Make sure you’re aware what signs to look for, and when to see a doctor.

Grief helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice for children and young people coping with bereavement...

Grief Encounter

Tel: 020 8371 8455

griefencounter.org.uk

When a child’s parent or significant loved one dies, their lives change forever. As well as the sadness they feel, they are often left confused and full of fear and anxiety. Grief Encounter helps families address difficult issues such as death and we help make sense of the hurt and confusion. Above all, we aim to help them find ways out of the abyss of grief.