Cystitis and pain management helplines

Advice and support about cystitis and pain management

NHS Choices – Cystitis


Comprehensive help and information from NHS Choices with links to external websites.

Patient UK - Cystitis

Cystitis - urine infection in women is one of the most trusted medical resources online, supplying evidence based information on a wide range of medical and health topics to patients and health professionals.

The Cystitis and Overactive Bladder Foundation

Advice Line: 0121 702 0820

Nobody likes to talk about their bladder, but when things are wrong, talking to someone with knowledge, understanding and caring is exactly what you need. Here at the COB Foundation, we have been offering sufferers help and advice for the past ten years. Over that time, we have helped thousands of people to find ways to manage their condition. Whilst many conditions are incurable, we endeavour to help patients reach a point where their condition can be managed successfully so that they can lead a relatively normal life. We have developed a range of resources based on our extensive experience working with patients which can really help patients improve their condition.

Pain Management

NHS Choices – Living with pain

Living with pain

Expert patients programme

Help and advice from the NHS on painful conditions and pain control. The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a self-management programme for people who are living with a chronic (long-term) condition. The aim is to support people by increasing their confidence, improving their quality of life and helping them manage their condition more effectively.

Pain Concern

Helpline: 0300 123 0789

Our Primary Goals are to produce information on pain using a variety of media platforms. To provide support to people with pain and those who care for them and to campaign to raise awareness about pain and improve the provision of pain management services.

Action on Pain

PainLine: 0845 6031593

Action on Pain was formed in 1998 with the aims of providing support and advice for people who are affected by chronic pain. Run entirely by volunteers many of whom either have or are affected by chronic pain we promote the positive side of living with chronic pain. Our friendly "down to earth" approach is appreciated by many which has helped the charity become a major national and international organisation which still retains the "simple and informal" approach to helping people.

The British Pain Society

Pain clinics

The British Pain Society aims to promote education, training, research and development in all fields of pain. It endeavours to increase both professional and public awareness of the prevalence of pain and the facilities that are available for its management. The Society is involved in all aspects of pain and its management through the work of the Council, various Committees, Special Interest Groups and Working Parties and via its publications, Annual Scientific Meeting and educational seminars.

Pain Support

The PainSupport website is packed with pain relief techniques for those with chronic pain. There is also a regular emailNewsletter, a lively Discussion Forum and a Contact Club for making new friends, plus our Shop for books, relaxation CDs and downloads. All the ideas and techniques on this website can be used to enhance any medical treatment you may be having. No matter where your pain - back pain, neck pain, knee or leg pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, or pain from any other condition, there is help for you here, on the PainSupport website.

The Pain Toolkit

A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. The Pain Toolkit is a simple information booklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain. It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started - all you need to be is willing to read it and take on board some of the suggestions.