to Support Websites
on each heading for website
a Family is the only national charity that exists to
support the families of disabled children whatever their
condition or disability. With over 30 years of experience,
our vision is that families with disabled children are
empowered to live the lives they want and achieve their
full potential, for themselves, for the communities
they live in, and for society.
Find a Therapist near to you - Therapy Directory only
lists therapists who are registered with a recognised
professional body or those who have sent us copies of
their qualifications and insurance cover.
Website offering comprehensive information
on stoma lifestyle issues at home, diet, on holiday
and out & about.
Additional sections for accessories,
events, forums, medical glossary, new products, news,
open days, suppliers and support organisations UK and
enough water every day will result in good health,
well being and vitality - that, is pretty much proven!
you are hydrated
you will look better, feel better and have so much more
energy - when you are dehydrated you will feel tired,
hungry, have bad skin, suffer headaches and so much
is to share our knowledge of the health benefits of
a constant daily hydration with you, and to provide
you with some useful tools which will help you tap into
the enormous benefits you will experience through drinking
FAP Gene Support Group were pleased to accept The Hydration
Centre's invitation for advice on pages concerning problems
for people without a colon.
Hydration Centre is now looking at adding a page for
those without a colon,
on health, lifestyle, disease and related topics. Also
diagrams and stories.
the benefits and side effects of prescription and over-the-counter
of UK health websites and online videos by subject
a doctor, dentist, health professional, institution,
Choices When Referred
about your choices when referred to a specialist
The purpose of
the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge
life coach support network, enabling individuals to
find a life coach close to them and appropriate for
their needs. This is a free, confidential service that
will help those seeking a new direction in their life
to find the encouragement they need.
Every life coach
on the site who has a full profile has either sent a
copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to
us, or is registered with a professional body with recognised
codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured
of their professionalism.
We are a support
group for people suffering from the condition Familial
Adenomatous Polyposis -
Contact for information on becoming
a member E
FAP is the name given to a group
of conditions which relate to inherited disorder characterized
by cancer of the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
People with the classic type of familial adenomatous
polyposis may begin to develop multiple noncancerous
(benign) growths (polyps) in the colon as early as their
The link is to their website homepage
which is under construction
Formerly known as the Ileostomy Association
of Great Britain and Ireland, is a mutual support group
which has the primary aim of helping people who have
had their colon removed. It was started in 1956 by a
group of people who had ileostomies themselves, together
with some members of the medical profession. It was
the first ostomy association in the United Kingdom and
it is a registered national charity (no. 234472). The
link is to the main website.
If you are one of the many individuals
who have been offered or already have an ileo-anal pouch,
then you will know what it feels like to take the decision
to go ahead with the surgery - it's daunting. Ileo-anal
pouch surgery, (or restorative procto-colectomy to give
it the surgical term) is increasingly being offered
to patients who require surgery to remove their colon(
Large Bowel) following certain chronic bowel disorders
such as Ulcerative Colitis and FAP. There are various
forms of pouch, the J pouch, the S pouch, the W pouch
and the kock pouch, however, most surgeons opt for the
J pouch due to its "simple" construction.
Unfortunately, some patients are not eligible to be
offered the surgery due to the risk of increased complications
following the surgery, such as those with Crohn's disease.
For those patients, the only option is to have the affected
part of the bowel removed with the possibility of having
a permanent ileostomy if the colon is too badly damaged
Aims to support the association's younger
members, and other young people, either pre-surgery
or post-surgery, who undergo either an ileostomy or
an internal pouch. At present ia's young members are
defined as those under the age of 40. Young ia organises
an annual social weekend when all young members are
invited to come together to share experiences and make
new friends. This is open to everyone.
Until recently The British Colostomy
Association, is the national registered charity which
represents the interests of people with a colostomy
and which provides support, reassurance and practical
information to ostomates and anyone who is about to
have a colostomy.
This website is for people with (Inflammatory
Bowel Disease - IBD) and their families
Link to the UK charity
for people who have, or are considering having, a pouch
|Online Support Group - A
community of patients, family members and friends dedicated
to dealing with Crohn's Disease, together.