Royal College of Psychiatrists – Eating Disorders Leaflet
B-eat (Beat Eating Disorders)
Helpline: 0845 634 1414
Youthline 0845 634 7650
Provides advice and support and information for anyone with an eating disorder including anorexia and bulimia nervosa.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – Eating Disorders Leaflet
National Centre for Eating Disorders
Helpline: 0845 838 2040
Everything you need about eating disorders treatment, information and professional training in the help & treatment of eating disorders.
NHS Choices – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Comprehensive information on OCD from NHS Choices and links to external sites.
MIND – Understanding OCD
MIND Infoline: 0845 766 0163
Link for an introduction to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The symptoms of OCD can be very distressing and can seriously disrupt normal life. This booklet aims to help people understand it, gives an outline of the kinds of treatment or help available, and suggests how people can help themselves.
OCD-UK works independently working with and for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, their objective is to make a positive and meaningful difference in the everyday lives of people affected by OCD by providing accessible and effective support services and by campaigning for improved access and quality treatment and care.
Helpline: 0845 2967877 (10am-4pm Monday to Friday)
Advice and support for sufferers of anxiety disorders, phobias, panic attacks and OCD. Support is available for friends and families of sufferers too.
Helpline: 0808 808 0545 (10-00am-10.00pm daily, plus overnight crisis line answerphone)
Aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, other related Anxiety Disorders, including Tranquilliser & Drug Withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and or carers.
Pregnancy & Childbirth
Helpline: 0845 47 47
If you have any concerns about your pregnancy or fears about giving birth, call and speak to an advisor.
NHS Choices – The Pregnancy Care Planner
Contains all you need to know to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, and to make sure you get the care that's right for you. It has over 250 pages of NHS-accredited information, including videos and interactive planning tools. You'll also find all the facts you need to choose the best maternity services in your area.
NHS Choices – Birth to Five
Whether your child is a newborn, toddler or a pre-schooler, this guide is for you. 150 pages of NHS accredited information, videos and interactive tools to help you through the parenting process.
To talk to a midwife, call: 0800 0147 800
Comprehensive website with details of all aspects of pregnancy and giving birth to a healthy baby, as well as a Midwife Helpline.
The National Childbirth Trust
Pregnancy Helpline: 0300 330 0772
Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 330 0771
Post-natal Helpline: 0300 330 07773
Becoming a parent is a life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes stressful. We are here to help you through this transition, offering relevant information, reassurance and mutual support.
The Breastfeeding Network
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0210
Comprehensive source of information and support for breastfeeding women and for those involved in their care.
La Leche League
Helpline: 0845 120 2918
For friendly mother-to-mother breastfeeding support from pregnancy through to weaning.
TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association)
Twinline: 0800 138 0509
TAMBA is a charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. It is the only UK wide organisation that directly helps tens of thousands of parents of twins, triplets and more and professionals to meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face. Tamba wants all families with twins, triplets and more to share the same opportunities as other families, so they can enjoy their unique experiences to the full. Membership is open to all those involved in the care of twins, triplets and more.
The Multiple Births Foundation
Tel: 0208 383 3519
There are over 9,000 multiple births each year in the UK. The number is increasing with medical advances, particularly in the areas of infertility and care of pre-term births. Most people have little idea just how demanding multiple birth babies can be. The reality is that often parents' ability to cope is dramatically reduced by the problems that accompany having twins, triplets or more. As a result, the need for the correct care and support has never been greater and it is our aim to provide advice, information and support to multiple birth families and professionals working in the field.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222 (24 hours)
Offers support to anyone parenting or helping to raise children, from newborn babies to young adults. There are free telephone and email helplines, parenting courses and information leaflets. The website offers lots of advice, real-life stories and relevant news as well as a helpful A-Z of related topics.
Disabled Parents Network
Helpline: 0300 3300 639
E-help: email@example.com (email helpline service)
A national organisation offering information and support for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.
Netmums is a unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once you have registered on your local site you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go and much, much more.
A good online resource for new and expectant parents.
Directgov – Pregnancy and Childbirth
Government website with advice and information on your statutory rights and links to further useful pages.