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Self Help Groups

  • MacFarlane Trust (The)

    Haemophiliacs with AIDS from infected blood
  • MacIntyre

    MacIntyre provides services for 700 people with learning disabilities at over 140 locations across the UK. Services include: Registered homes Supported living schemes Domiciliary care Day services Education Training opportunities Residential schools and a further education...
  • Macmillan Cancer Support

    CancerLine helps people living with cancer, their family, friends and carers, find a way through the maze of cancer information and support in the UK. Our advisers help identify information you need and organisations best to provide it. We will listen to your particular issues with empathy and...
  • Macular Disease Society

    The Society's aim is to build confidence and independence for those with central vision impairment. It provides information and practical support, especially at the time of diagnosis. Services provided are a helpline, counselling, quarterly magazine and a yearly professional journal in print and...
  • Macular Disease Society

    The Macular Disease Society is a specialist charity formed in 1987 to provide information, help, support and advice to sufferers of macular degeneration, health professionals and members of the public. Macular degeneration is the most common cause of registered blindness in the UK and results in...
  • Maggie's Centres

    Maggie's Centres are for anybody who has, or who has had cancer. They are also for their families, their friends and their carers. The aim of Maggie's Centres is to help people with cancer to be as healthy in mind and body as possible and enable them to make their own contribution to their...
  • Mainliners

    The newsletter 'Mainliners' is produced bi-monthly. Its national readership is composed of healthcare professionals, service users and anyone who has an interest in drug use, commercial sex work, HIV prevention and hepatitis. It aims to be informative and topical and offers space to other agencies...
  • Make a Wish Foundation

    Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. Make-A-Wish was founded in the UK in June 1986 and, since then, they have granted over 5,200 wishes. At any given time, over 20,000 children in the UK are living with life-threatening conditions and...
  • Making Space

    Helps schizophrenia sufferers and their families in the North of England. Provides support and advice to people in their own homes and has supported housing, residential facilities and employment opportunities.
  • Malaria Reference Laboratory

    The MRL website provides information and advice on malaria and its prevention.
  • Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children

  • MAMA

    MAMA (the Meet A Mum Association) is a nationwide organisation which was launched in 1979 by Esther Rantzen and Woman magazine. It is now a registered charity aimed at providing a network of care to help all mothers and mothers-to-be. Details of their services are as follows. Groups can...
  • Mangar International

    Mangar International is a family-owned independent company based in mid Wales. The company designs, manufactures and distributes its own range of portable, lightweight, powered lifting aids for use at home, in residential care, or in hospitals. Products include bathlifts, pillowlifts, and emergency...
  • Mankind

    Mankind offers counselling support to men (18+) in South East England who have suffered sexual abuse/assault at any time in their lives. Support is also offered partners, family members, friends and professionals. Services offered include: One - one counselling Couple counselling...
  • Manual Handling Solutions

    Manual Handling Solutions offer a range of products specially tailored to the needs of the disabled and their carers. They offer the s-max, the stair climber for your wheelchair and the c-max, the universal push wheel chair with stair climbing function offering more mobility in your daily...
  • MAP Foundation

    The MAP Foundation uses the creative arts to express and communicate complex and painful issues relating to serious illness and dying. It builds on years of work conducted by artist Michele Angelo Petrone, Michele's Emotional Cancer Journey, a series of paintings depicting his journey through...
  • Marc's Line (Melanoma And Related Cancers of the Skin)

    Resource centre and helpline. Education about skin cancer
  • Marfan Association UK

    Support to members and sufferers, writing and issuing publications on the syndrome and undertaking sponsoring and participating in national research projects.
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care

    the cancer care charity, provides practical hands-on nursing care at home and specialist multi-disciplinary care through its 11 Marie Curie Centres
  • Marie Stopes International

    Marie Stopes International is a private charity and the UK’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. Our professional, expert doctors and nurses help with pregnancy testing, unplanned pregnancy counselling, abortion, contraception, and male and female sterilisation. We...
  • Marijuana Anonymous

    help with marijuana addiction
  • Mark College

    Mark College is a school for boys and girls aged 10-19 years who have specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).
  • Marriage Care

    Marriage counselling, education and preparation for marriage, help with fertility, psychosexual problems.
  • Marriage Counselling Scotland

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  • MASTA

    MASTA provide travel health advice on anti-malarials, vaccinations and disease prevention for the public travelling abroad. MASTA Travel Clinics are are a large network of private travel clinics in the UK. They can provide you with all your travel vaccines, immunisations plus expert medical advice...
  • MastoChildUK.org

    MastoChildUK.org is a place where parents & carers of children with Mastocytosis in the UK, or anyone else who wants to know more about it, can come and find help, support and advice from others in the UK who also have children with this rare condition.
  • MATCH (Mothers Apart from Their Children)

    Self help group for mothers who for whatever reason live apart from their children. Please send sae for for details
  • Matching Houses.com

    Matching Houses holiday house exchange is a company where people with disabilities swap houses with other people who have the same accessibility needs. They offer: Personalised online international house exchange service for one year, renewable. Optional email notification of newly available...
  • Matthew Trust

    The Matthew Trust is a mental health and penal reform group, as well as being a "last-stop" client response agency with grant making facilities. It is concerned with mentally disordered people in the community who offend because of inadequate services that do not reach those that need...
  • MAVIS (Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information)

    Practical advice on driving, car adaptations and suitable vehicle types.
  • Max Appeal

    Max Appeal provides support and information to families affected by DiGeorge syndrome, Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS) and 22q11.2 deletion.
  • Maytree - a sanctuary for the suicidal

    Maytree is a charity providing a sanctuary for people in a suicidal crisis. Maytree offers guests a chance to rest, reflect and be befriended confidentially and without judgement in a supportive non-medical environment. Maytree offers a free four night stay. They aim to alleviate despair and...
  • ME Association

    Information and support for 240,000 people in the UK with ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, through publications, education and training. The association funds biomedical research into the nature and causes of ME/CFS in the hope that one day this will lead to a cure.
  • ME Research UK

    The primary aim of ME Research UK, a national UK charity (SC 036942), is to commission and fund biomedical research into the causes and treatment of ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and related conditions. It also provides high quality scientific and policy information on all aspects of the...
  • ME Singles

    This site is intended to help adult ME sufferers who are alone, find a partner.Sufferers can place free personal adverts with an Email address for direct reply. It's merely a notice board and does not filter people for suitability or characteristics.
  • ME Support in the Midlands

    A self help group supporting sufferers and their families with ME/CFS
  • MEDesign Ltd

    MEDesign Ltd is an independent, family-owned company which was formed in 1982 with the primary aim to prevent and relieve the suffering of backache. To achieve this aim MEDesign designs and manufactures a range of orthopaedic and healthcare related equipment. Its products are used widely in the UK,...
  • Medic+Aid UK Trust

    A new Community Trust developing a £5 Million fund to purchase life saving drugs for NHS patients. There are some drugs that are unavailable to a small but significant number of people who are trapped in a well documented NHS dilemma that government is currently reviewing. Within this number...
  • Medical Accidents UK

    The area of Medical/Clinical Negligence can be both confusing and difficult, it is the aim of this site to make it accessible and comprehendible to all visitors. You are given access to a network of UK solicitors who specialise in Medical Law The site is an ongoing concern and will have...
  • Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad

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  • Medical Council on Alcoholism

  • Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

    The Medical Foundation provides survivors of torture in the UK with medical consultation, practical assistance and psychotherapeutic support. It documents evidence of torture, provides training for health professionals, educates the public and decision makers about torture and its consequences.
  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

    From 1 April 2003, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) replaced the Medical Devices Agency (MDA) and the Medicines Control Agency (MCA). The MHRA is an Executive Agency of the Department of Health with trading fund status. The MHRA's mission is to enhance and safeguard...
  • MediPAL

    MediPAL is a hard wearing plastic ID card that fits into your wallet or purse. With its distinctive colour and green cross it is the ideal solution for alerting the Emergency services to your prescriptions and medical history. Apart from your family contact telephone numbers, it also displays your...
  • Medisave

    Medisave specialises in hospital, GP surgery, medical students, nursing homes and general medical supplies through to HSE First Aid Kits. Their range includes over 5,000 product lines, including stethoscopes, otoscopes, diagnostic sets, medical furniture and a comprehensive range of medical...
  • Medi-Tag

    The Medi-Tag information system provides vital personal and medical details instantly to emergency services and medical professionals, which can assist in rapid and lifesaving medical care, identification and contacting next of kin. Medi-Tag pendants, bracelets and watches carry the snake and...
  • Medway Asthma Self Help Group (MASH)

    We are a resource for anyone who has an interest in asthma. We run a weekly asthma clinic, and a monthly allergy testing clinic. Both are by appointmnet only. You can refer yourself or be referred by a health professional. Our asthma nurses are here to help you. All of our services are free of...
  • Meet-a-Mum Association

    Sufferers from post-natal depression are, where possible, linked with someone local who has suffered
  • Melanoma Action & Support Scotland, A Skin Cancer Charity

    We support people diagnosed with melanoma and their families and carers . We campaign for prevention and improved services. We provide sun protection at open air events. One a small number of people are involved but we aim to meet patients one to one as much as is practical. We provide a listening...
  • Melanoma Action & Support Scotland

    If you have been diagnosed with melanoma, join the club. We have too! All of us react differently to such information. We are here to try to help, we remember how we felt. Some of us did not want to voice our fears to family or friends. It can be good to have another person to talk to, someone who...
  • Mellow Parenting

    Mellow Parenting is a 14 week one day a week group designed to support families with relationship problems with their infants and young children. It combines personal support for parents with a video and direct work with parents and children on their own parenting problems. Mellow Parenting has...
  • Men Get Eating Disorders Too

    'Men Get Eating Disorders Too' (MGEDT) is an award winning national charity dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders. Our website provides essential information that is specific to the unique needs of men and an online space for men to get their...
  • Mencap

    Mencap is the leading UK charity working with children and adults with a learning disability. Mencap represents the views and daily experiences of people with a learning disability and their families. It campaigns for equal rights by challenging discrimination and disadvantage, raising...
  • Ménière's Society

    The Ménière's Society is a registered charity giving information and support to those with Ménière's disease and other vestibular conditions. The Society aims: To support their members, their families or carers, and improve their quality of life. To provide information to members, health...
  • Ménière's Society

    The Ménière's Society is the only charity providing information and support to those with Ménière's disease and associated conditions. We provide up to date information on all aspects of understanding, treating and living with the disease. The Society also funds research.
  • Meningitis Research Foundation

    Meningitis Research Foundation is a national charity that fights death and disability from meningitis and septicaemia, and supports people affected by these diseases. The Foundation funds vital scientific research into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia, raises...
  • Meningitis Trust

    The Meningitis Trust is the UK’s longest established meningitis charity, offering practical support for life to people coping with the devastating after effects of the disease and raising awareness of meningitis and septicaemia through an education and training programme. Its services include: ...
  • Meningitis UK

    Meningitis UK is a Bristol-based charity with a national remit. Their mission is to fund research to find a vaccine to eradicate meningitis. They feel that focusing on prevention, as opposed to treatment and cure, is the only way to successfully eradicate the disease and prevent its devastating...
  • Menopause UK

    Early Menopause UK is a website for women who have experienced or are going through the menopause, but especially for those for whom it has hit early. The site, run by women going through the menopause, aims to offers support and advice to anyone wanting to know more, or find information about...
  • Mensfe - The mens fertility forum

    Mensfe has been founded because two men had concerns that male fertility issues were not being dealt with as prominently as they should be. One of the Founders, Pip Reilly, is a professional fertility Counsellor and has been involved with fertility charities and various organistaions for more than...