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Accident Prevention

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) factsheets
www.rospa.com/factsheets/index.htm
Includes road safety, home safety, occupational safety, play safety, safety
education, water and leisure safety and product safety.

Child Accident Prevention Trust factsheets / samples of leaflets
www.capt.org.uk/FAQ/default.htm
Cover a range of topics including cycle safety, burns and scalds, choking,
drowning, falls in the home etc..

Firekills
www.firekills.gov.uk/leaflets/index.htm
Government website providing public information about preventing death and
injury from fire and smoke inhalation.

Welephant
www.welephant.co.uk/
Fire safety education website.

Think Road Safety
www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk/
Road safety advice to keep people safe on UK roads.

Health & Safety Executive
www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm
Body responsible for Great Britain health & safety regulation.

Hedgehogs
www.hedgehogs.gov.uk/main/main.html
How to stay safe on the road.

Brake
www.brake.org.uk/
National road safety charity which aims to prevent death and injury on the
roads.

National Water Safety Forum
www.nationalwatersafety.org.uk/index.htm
Source of information about the different areas of water safety.

Firework Safety
www.dti.gov.uk/fireworks/
Information about firework legislation and using fireworks safely.




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Cancer

Cancer Research UK
www.cancerresearchuk.org/
UK charity dedicated to cancer research .

Cancer Backup
www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Home
UK cancer information charity.

Breast Cancer Care
www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

Cancer Advice
www.canceradvice.co.uk/


Heart Health

British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk/

Heart UK
www.heartuk.org.uk/index.html

Heart Research UK
www.heartresearch.org.uk/index.htm


Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/
UK charity which provides general information about mental health, specific
problems and treatment options.

Mind
www.mind.org.uk/
Mental health charity in England and Wales working to create a better life for
everyone with experience of mental distress.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – factsheets
www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinformation.aspx

YoungMinds
www.youngminds.org.uk/
YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health
of all babies, children and young people.




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National Autistic Society
www.nas.org.uk/
The website includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, the
NAS and its services and activities.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health
www.camh.org.uk/

Childline
www.childline.org.uk/


Healthy Eating, Weaning and Dental Health

Eatwell
www.eatwell.gov.uk/

British Nutrition Foundation
www.nutrition.org.uk/
Charity which provides healthy eating information and resources for schools.

Food Standards Agency
www.foodstandards.gov.uk/

British Dietetic Association
www.bda.uk.com/
Website for the professional association of dietitians.

British Dental Health Foundation
www.dentalhealth.org.uk/


Older People

Help the Aged
www.helptheaged.org.uk
Charity which publishes information for the elderly on finance, how to stay
healthy as well as guidance on choosing a care home.

Alzheimer’s Society
www.alzheimers.org.uk/
UK care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and
carers.


Parenting

Positive Parenting
www.parenting.org.uk/
Charity specialising in the support of parents and those who work with them.


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Parents Centre
www.parentscentre.gov.uk/
Information and support for parents on how to help with your child's learning,
including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.

Gingerbread
www.gingerbread.org.uk/
Organisation for lone parent families.

Parentline Plus
www.parentlineplus.org.uk/
National charity that works for and with parents

Breastfeeding
www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk/

National Childbirth Trust
www.nct.org.uk/
UK charity for pregnancy, birth and parenting.

NSPCC
www.nspcc.org.uk/

Sure Start
www.surestart.gov.uk/
Government programme which aims to deliver the best start in life for every
child; bringing together, early education, childcare, health and family support.

Every Child Matters: Teenage Pregnancy
www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/teenagepregnancy/
Provides resources for local areas and all agencies working on tackling both
the causes and the consequences of teenage pregnancy.

Fathers Direct
www.fathersdirect.com/
National information centre on fatherhood.


Physical Activity

BFC Centre for Physical Activity
www.bhfactive.org.uk/index.html
BHFNC is committed to developing and promoting initiatives that will help
professionals stimulate more people to take more activity as part of everyday
life.




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Sexual Health

British Association for Sexual Health & HIV
www.bashh.org/
Provides professional education, as well as public health information about
sexual health. Campaigns for improvements in sexual health services.

Brook
www.brook.org.uk/content/
Confidential sexual health advice for people under the age of 25.

Condom Essential Wear
www.condomessentialwear.co.uk/
Information about condom use and sexual health. With details on specific
sexually transmitted infections.

Family Planning Association
The purpose of the Family Planning Association is to enable people in the UK
to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health.
www.fpa.org.uk/

International Herpes Management Forum
www.ihmf.org/
Information for healthcare professionals and patients on herpes virus
infections.

Leeds Sexual Health
This site is for professionals whose work is related to sexual health work and
enables professionals to share good practice and accurate information about
sexual health and teenage pregnancy issues, to support them in their work
www.leedssexualhealth.com/

Marie Stopes International
www.mariestopes.org.uk/
Provides sexual and reproductive information and services, including
contraception, abortion and health screening. Aims to shape government
policy on sexual health.

NAM
www.aidsmap.com/
Provides HIV information across the world to HIV-positive people and to the
professionals who treat, support and care for them.

National Aids Trust
www.nat.org.uk/
UK independent policy and campaigning voice on HIV and Aids.




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National Candida Society
www.candida-society.org/ncs/index.htm
Raises awareness of candida, its causes, treatments and related conditions.
Also provides support and information to sufferers.

Positively Women
www.positivelywomen.org.uk/
Charity working to improve the quality of life of women and families affected
by HIV.

R U Thinking (DH)
www.ruthinking.co.uk/
Helpline website offering free confidential advice on sex, relationships and
contraception to anyone under 18.

Terence Higgins Trust
www.tht.org.uk/
Information on HIV, AIDS and safer sex and a national helpline offering
support and advice to the public.


Substance Use

Go Smokefree
www.gosmokefree.co.uk/

Action on Smoking and Health
www.newash.org.uk/
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a campaigning public health charity
that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.

Cancer Research
http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/

Drug Education Forum
www.drugeducationforum.com/
Umbrella body for national organisations that deliver or support the delivery of
drug education.

Drugscope
www.drugscope.org.uk/
DrugScope is the UK’s leading independent centre of information and
expertise on drugs.

Adfam – families, drugs and alcohol
www.adfam.org.uk/
Provides direct support to families affected by addiction. Includes publications,
training, prison visitors’ centres, outreach work and signposting to local
support services.



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Alcohol Concern England
www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/servlets/home
The website of the national voluntary agency on alcohol misuse which aims to
reduce alcohol-related harm and to increase the quality of services available
to people with alcohol-related problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/
Provides information about alcohol problems and supports people affected
deal with them. Also provides information about where to find help.

Health Education Authority
www.lifebytes.gov.uk/indexmenu.html
Government site giving young people aged 11-14 facts about health, including
guides to alcohol and links to other relevant websites.

talktofrank
www.talktofrank.com/
Upfront advice and information site for young people about drugs. Includes an
A-Z of drugs and confidential helpline.

Immunisation

NHS Immunisation Information
www.immunisation.org.uk/
Comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate source of information on vaccines,
disease and immunisation in the UK.




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