Self-help or Support Groups

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Directory of UK Self Help Groups (9th edition published spring 02) details over 780 UK Self Help Groups. £12.50 including postage and packing from G-Text, 259 Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 3RE, email:

Other web listings

  • Self Help Connect UK Acts as a national as well as local resource.
  • Self Help UK This works on a ‘search’ basis – they claim to have more than 1000 UK self-help and support groups on file. The front page was rather slow to load when we tried.
  • TheSite Run by YouthNet, there are various advice pages with contact lists.
  • Patient Lists UK self help and patient support groups, health and disease information providers.
  • FindSupport National Directory.


  • ChildLine Factsheets and other info. Phone 0800 1111.
  • CLIMB Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases.
  • I Can For parents and professionals on speech and language development in children.
  • Young Minds Mental health, for parents, young people, professionals.


  • Contact A Family Has well-presented support network for rare diseases.
  • Gingerbread The organisation for lone parent families.
  • Sibling Support. A new support group for siblings of the disabled. Web site link is via Tuberous Sclerosis.


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