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Accident Prevention

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) factsheets
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
Cover a range of topics including cycle safety, burns and scalds, choking,
drowning, falls in the home etc..

Government website providing public information about preventing death and
injury from fire and smoke inhalation.

Fire safety education website.

Think Road Safety
Road safety advice to keep people safe on UK roads.

Health & Safety Executive
Body responsible for Great Britain health & safety regulation.

How to stay safe on the road.

National road safety charity which aims to prevent death and injury on the

National Water Safety Forum
Source of information about the different areas of water safety.

Firework Safety
Information about firework legislation and using fireworks safely.

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Cancer Research UK
UK charity dedicated to cancer research .

Cancer Backup
UK cancer information charity.

Breast Cancer Care

Cancer Advice

Heart Health

British Heart Foundation

Heart UK

Heart Research UK

Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation
UK charity which provides general information about mental health, specific
problems and treatment options.

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

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
The website includes information about autism and Asperger syndrome, the
NAS and its services and activities.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health


Healthy Eating, Weaning and Dental Health


British Nutrition Foundation
Charity which provides healthy eating information and resources for schools.

Food Standards Agency

British Dietetic Association
Website for the professional association of dietitians.

British Dental Health Foundation

Older People

Help the Aged
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
UK care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and


Positive Parenting
Charity specialising in the support of parents and those who work with them.

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

Organisation for lone parent families.

Parentline Plus
National charity that works for and with parents


National Childbirth Trust
UK charity for pregnancy, birth and parenting.


Sure Start
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
Provides resources for local areas and all agencies working on tackling both
the causes and the consequences of teenage pregnancy.

Fathers Direct
National information centre on fatherhood.

Physical Activity

BFC Centre for Physical Activity
BHFNC is committed to developing and promoting initiatives that will help
professionals stimulate more people to take more activity as part of everyday

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Sexual Health

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

Confidential sexual health advice for people under the age of 25.

Condom Essential Wear
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.

International Herpes Management Forum
Information for healthcare professionals and patients on herpes virus

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

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

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

National Aids Trust
UK independent policy and campaigning voice on HIV and Aids.

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National Candida Society
Raises awareness of candida, its causes, treatments and related conditions.
Also provides support and information to sufferers.

Positively Women
Charity working to improve the quality of life of women and families affected
by HIV.

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

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

Substance Use

Go Smokefree

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

Cancer Research

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

DrugScope is the UK’s leading independent centre of information and
expertise on drugs.

Adfam – families, drugs and alcohol
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
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
Provides information about alcohol problems and supports people affected
deal with them. Also provides information about where to find help.

Health Education Authority
Government site giving young people aged 11-14 facts about health, including
guides to alcohol and links to other relevant websites.

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


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

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