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Helpful Charities

14 October 2017

Helpful Charities

We have identified charities that we feel offer further support and specialised services that may be of benefit to you, our supporters. If you are struggling in any area of life that we at Nerve Tumours UK may not specialise in dealing with then you may want to seek help from one of the charities listed below that does. 

Feel free to visit their website or get in contact with any charity listed below that will be able to support you. 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. 

They run a free and confidential helpline which runs 7 days a week for 7 hours each day for anyone who needs to talk about life's problems. They also support those bereaved by suicide through their Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP)

Help is at Hand is also a great resource which they offer for those who have been bereaved

Visit their website
Carers UK

Carers UK is the national membership charity for the millions of people who look after older, ill or disabled family and friends in the UK.

At some point in our lives, we’re all going to care or need care ourselves. It can happen suddenly – a birth, an illness, an accident – or it can start slowly, as our loved ones grow older and live longer with disability.

However it happens, Carers UK is there with support, information and advice, campaigning for lasting change and innovating to find new ways to make life better.

Visit their website
Cerebra

Cerebra is the charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together.

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Changing Faces

Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body that makes them look different.

They provide advice, support and psychosocial services to children, young people and adults. They challenge discrimination and we campaign for Face Equality: a world that truly values and respects people who look different.

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Chidline

Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

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Citizens Advice

They give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Their network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

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Contact a Family

Contact is the charity for families with disabled children. Contact's website provides advice and information about any concern you might have about raising a child with additional needs or a disability.

The charity’s online shop is full of practical products for your child and family. You can also call Contact's free helpline on 0808 808 3555 between 9:30-5pm Monday to Friday or email helpline@contact.org.uk.

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ERIC

ERIC provides information and support to families about bowel & bladder conditions including bedwetting, daytime wetting and chronic constipation & soiling.

Their website provides resources and information and their freephone helpline is open 4 days a week on 0808 169 9949

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Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

They believe that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people should have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families. Beginning with those on low incomes, and considering all conditions against our own eligibility criteria (based on the social model of disability), they aim to make a difference to outcomes for disabled or seriously ill children and young people and the lives of the families raising them across the UK.

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Genetic Alliance

They are the national charity working to improve the lives of patients and families affected by rare, genetic and undiagnosed conditions. They are an alliance of over 200 patient organisations.

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Inspira

They are a leading career management and personal development organisation operating in the North West of England.

Their mission is to empower young people and adults with the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential in life and work.

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Mind Infoline

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The charity campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Mind won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Visit their website
National Autistic society

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we have been campaigning for autistic people’s rights and providing support and advice to autistic people and their families.

They are here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

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Scope

Scope is a national disability charity that campaigns to challenge and change negative attitudes about disability and provides direct services.

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Shaw trust

Whether you need help accessing education, finding and keeping the right job, developing your career, or you want to get healthy and well, Shw Trust can help you.

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Shout

Shout offer mental health crisis support through text messaging.

Their service is free and confidential to text from the following major networks: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone

These include – BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, iD Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara and GiffGaff.

Some Android phones issue a warning that you will be charged for texting them, provided you are on one of these networks this warning is incorrect and you will not be charged.

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The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.

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The Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is a charity whose vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Its mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

Prevention is at the heart of its work, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it happening in the first place.

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Turn 2 us

Turn2us is a national poverty charity helping people when times get tough by providing practical financial support.

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The SequaThe Sequal Trustl Trust

The Sequal Trust is a communication aids charity that provides funding towards speech aids for disabled people that have communication disorders and severe learning difficulties.

Visit their website