Links to Other Useful Websites
Our list has got rather long, so we have divided the
links up into sections to hopefully make things easier to find.
But some could have fitted in more than one place, so if you can't find
what you need in one section, it is probably worth checking in another
Cancer information & support
A National Directory for cancer related helplines.
Penny Brohn Cancer Care (formerly Bristol Cancer Help Centre) provides complementary care, The Bristol Approach, to people with cancer, and their loved ones. Working alongside medical treatment, this complementary approach can transform lives – giving people practical tools to improve their daily quality of life and helping to take the fear out of cancer.
The Fountain Centre was established in 1998 to provide a caring environment for patients newly diagnosed with cancer, in order to balance the traditional approaches to cancer treatment with a range of complementary therapies and individual support. The Fountain Centre
is a charitable trust attached to St Luke's, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust. They have a drop in centre and offer complementary
therapies, dietary advice, counselling and a library.
Integrated Cancer Care aims to provide medical and
psychosocial support for patients (and their families) using non conventional anti
irrespective of whether these treatments are being used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, conventional anti-cancer therapy. They serve patients from all over the UK and
At the heart of Macmillan Cancer Relief are over 2,000 Macmillan nurses
working in posts in almost every local health authority in the UK, based in
hospitals and the community.
A national charity that offers a specialised coaching
service to working-age carers of cancer patients. Their website contains
lots of information about the role of a carer plus practical advice and
A day centre offering psychological support following cancer diagnosis. The
centre offers help for both patients and carers to live more positively with
the diagnosis. The positive living programme is completely free and includes
such elements as complementary therapies and one-to-one talk time with
A website set up
to develop and provide holistic and integrated health care products and services that will enable people to become more involved in the creation of their optimum health, whether they are currently suffering from illness or seeking to prevent it.
A website devoted to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The site is a medically approved educational resource that
may be of benefit to people affected by non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma including carers, friends and relatives.
Bob Mahler Cancer Care is an organisation based in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
They exist to provide as much information advice as they can for people in
their locality. They also run events and hold support meetings to promote
awareness of cancer in general.
This website's aim is to provide unbiased information on complementary help
for cancer patients, to try and
increase public awareness of the complementary help that is available, and
to get that information to patients through the
Yes to life is a new initiative to open up alternative treatment options for
cancer patients in the UK.
This is a free web link to a book written by Susan Fletcher-Brockdorff R,
Dip NC and Dr. Aubrey Hill L.M.S.S.A entitled Cancer It's not just Diet.
The book uses a simple format to guide patients through the minefield of
treatments safely and effectively.
People Against Cancer is a grassroots, non-profit, public benefit organization dedicated to
"New Directions in the War On Cancer". People Against Cancer has long been established in America and they have
recently opened offices in London and Ireland.
Emotional support and practical advice to Carers and those affected by cancer of all kinds including Mesothelioma.
Brain Tumour UK is a national charity, celebrating their 10th
Anniversary in 2007. Their aims are to increase awareness and
knowledge of brain tumours, to improve access to information and support, to
advocate for enhanced treatment and care and to raise significant funds for
Jo’s Trust Fighting Cervical Cancer is a UK based registered charity dedicated to women and their families and friends affected by pre-cancer and cancer of the cervix.
The Golden Centre mission is to provide, mainly through complimentary
therapies, a life and health support service, primarily but not exclusively,
to people who are cancer sufferers.
Based in Windsor, Berkshire, Hair Inxs has been helping women for over 14
years to get their life back to normal after having suffered a hair loss
from many different illnesses.
Priestley believes that many cancers are caused by exposure to toxic
chemicals, radiation and even certain medical drugs. Mr Priestley's advice
is free and no products are sold on his website where you can find
information on avoiding toxic chemicals etc.
Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust is the largest brain tumour charity in
the UK and exists to find a cure for childhood and adult brain tumours
through funding research. SDBTT offers support, hope and information to
patients and carers affected by high-grade brain tumours.
SDBTT Astro Fund specialises in support for patients and carers living with a low-grade (slow-growing) brain tumour.
CANCERactive is a new and independent charity that aims to help people increase their personal odds of beating cancer. To achieve this they believe in empowering people – to understand the possible causes, and to build effective integrated therapy programmes, using well-researched,
complementary and alternative therapies not merely orthodox ones – the best of the best.
Wessex cancer trust produces a large range of cancer information and
leaflets, including information on Oophorectomy, breast cancer, cancer of the
testis, skin cancer. They offer information, advice and support on many
issues affecting cancer patients and their families including aftercare,
prevention and treatment options.
One of the most complete sources of mesothelioma and asbestos information
available on the web. MAA Center is a volunteer based organization, not
influenced by any commercial or legal groups, formed with the intention of providing an unbiased resource to those touched by
this form of cancer.
Comprehensive Mesothelioma research guide offers topics ranging from
Mesothelioma symptoms and treatments, in depth cancer research reports,
diagnosing & imaging techniques, asbestos jobsites, US cancer centers
and a cancer forum.
Mesothelioma Cancer Centre
The Mesothelioma Cancer Center is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos and the diseases that result from exposure to this toxic mineral.
The site offers a one-stop resource on all issues surrounding asbestos and its resulting illnesses, from exposure prevention to treatment options to current clinical studies.
Mesothelioma Web has been in place for nearly a decade, and is one of the most comprehensive sites on mesothelioma, providing facts about palliative care, nutrition, and chemotherapy, as well as information on clinical trials.
A comprehensive single resource on Mesothelioma Cancer and asbestos-related issues available on the Internet. This website has been created by a dedicated team of researchers in the fields of law, medicine, history, journalism, industrial science and safety, chemistry and geology.
is a national cancer information signposting service for any one affected by any type of cancer. Information categories include carers pages, living and working with cancer and how to find local and national support. The helpline
(Tel: 0303 333 000 3) operates 10am till 4pm 7 days a week.
After-cancer.com is a website set up to help with some of the many questions we ask about side effects from hormonal drugs.
On the site there is details of medically trialled products patients can buy from pharmacies, on the internet and sometimes on NHS prescription, to help with skin side effects from hormonal drugs, treatments and therapies.
Pseudomyxoma Survivor provide a support network for patients and carers of PMP.
This is such a rare cancer, affecting an estimated 1 in a million people per
year. This support network offers emotional encouragement and a community
where fellow patients and care givers can collaborate online. The community has already proven an invaluable source of strength to so many survivors of this rare disease.
Cancer support specifically for children
Christian Lewis Children's Cancer Care is a national charity supporting
children with cancer and their families. They aim to
make a difference in the life of a child with cancer and their family by
improving their quality of life. Their services are based on a
child centred, holistic approach, offering emotional and practical support
for the whole family.
A nine year old boy with leukaemia has inspired a video game to help
children understand and deal with cancer. You can download the game from
this website (for free) and read messages from Ben and find out more about how
he realised his wish.
Website dedicated to providing information and support to high grade brain tumour patients, their families, friends and caregivers living in the UK.
The British Wheel of Yoga is the largest yoga organisation in the country
and is recognised by the sports councils as the national governing body for
yoga in the UK. Their site contains information about yoga and a search facility for finding a yoga
teacher near you.
Website describing how Gillian Bex turned her health around from ME and breast cancer.
Brenda Brain, a remedial yoga teacher qualified by the Yoga for Health Foundation and
a former member of
the Ickwell Bury teaching team. She offers a broad spectrum of yoga,
accessible to everyone, through one-to-one and class teaching in the
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Retreats, support, healing & self help
The Satchidananda Wholistic Trust
aims to make it possible for all people to enjoy a
healthier and more peaceful life. Their
popular Retreats draw interest from all over the UK whilst locally held
Yoga classes offer relaxation from everyday stresses and strains and at
the same time provide study and practice facilities. Yoga classes are non-competitive and with different types of Complementary
Therapies also available the emphasis is always therapeutic.
offers groups and individuals an opportunity to
nurture and develop in tranquil and natural surroundings. They provide a
full spectrum of holistic courses and retreats and offer an unique
selection of therapies and journeys of empowerment.
Established over 50 years ago, thousands of people
all over the world have been helped by this renowned Healing Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is
a registered charity and exists to help those who are sick and
suffering, either through absent (or distant) spiritual healing, or through
contact healing by appointment in The Sanctuary itself.
UK Self Help is a directory of over 780 UK self help groups.
Positive Health is one of the world's foremost magazines devoted to all aspects of
complementary medicine. The site contains more than 1,000 pages of
articles, links, research as well as a portal to browse for books, organic
food, health foods and supplements as well as complementary products,
services and practitioners.
Acne can be a side effect of chemotherapy. The Acne Resource Center site
contains hundreds of articles including research information, an in-depth look at the different types of acne as well
tips about how to
cope with the emotional effects of acne.
A website where you can write a diary about any
medical experience and hear and read from others with similar experience.
Click here to find out more
Endometriosis SHE Trust
Offers help, holistic information
and support to women with endometriosis and everyone else interested, to be able
to make informed choices about conventional, nutritional and complementary
therapies that are available for the management of this disease.
Craniosacral therapy, life coaching, therapeutic massage, Aqua Detox and Yoga.
The Wilbury School is based in Brighton, East Sussex, and was founded in 1982.
Since then they have successfully trained hundreds of people in Massage and
Reflexology. Their Core Training comprises diploma courses in holistic massage
Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. Available online at www.nhs.uk/carersdirect and as a free, confidential helpline seven days a week , it provides accurate, relevant information for carers and those who support them.
The Bereaved Partners Support Group (BPSG) is a support group for people who
have lost their partners to cancer. The aim of the group is to create a
regular space for people to share stories and experiences with others who have
experienced a similar kind of loss.
General nutrition information & stockists
Grail Haven Spring Water is pure and natural, energising spring water.
Bottled on the Australian mountain where it's drawn - Mt Tamborine,
Available from New
for more details.
Patrick Holford provides information on nutrition and supplements in
relation to a number of health issues. Much of the content on the site can
be accessed by paid subscription only.
Viva! actively campaigns to promote healthy vegetarian and vegan diets and to end animal suffering.
Contact the website for a free Go Vegie pack, including a fantastic 40 page
The Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation is the UK's chief health and nutrition charity.
Contact the website for info on any aspect of health and your diet, fact
sheets and campaign materials.
The Water Ionizer is a new product to the UK that not only filters water but
also produces alkaline water for drinking and acidic water for washing and
Apitherapy Health website which gives details of their pure bee product range,
all items have nutritional and healing properties and have been used for many
years by Susan Fletcher-Brockdorff and Dr. Aubrey Hill for treatment of cancer
Seaweed granules and pieces - for sprinkling, cooking and seasoning
Easyhealth stock a variety of juicers, some juicers are also available from New
Approaches to Cancer.
Food for the Brain is a
non-profit educational campaign, created by a group of nutritionists, doctors,
psychiatrists, psychologists, teachers and scientists to promote the link
between nutrition and mental health.
The Vegetarian & Vegan Foundations (VVF) is s registered charity. It was
setup to monitor and explain the increasing amount of scientific research
linking diet to health. VVF aims to become the major
resource on vegetarian and vegan health and
nutrition for health professionals and the
Kitchen Buddy Theresa Webb's Culinary courses specialise in vegan, gluten-free and raw nutrition.
With organic seasonal produce, food diaries, fast basic and gourmet recipes and lunch.
Bespoke celebration cakes
Fresh handmade chocolates and Little Cubes of Super food and luxury gift boxes.
Organic information & stockists
The Soil Association
is the UK's leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic
food and farming.
UK organic product search engine offering links to organic, vegetarian,
vegan, special diets, ethical and eco-friendly products.
Shop and delivery service for
Surrey with a wide range of organic products.
Bumblebee is one of London's largest independent retailers of vegetarian, organic and whole foods.
Delivery available to rest of UK.
A searchable list of organic
goods and natural food suppliers in the UK.
Independent organic retailer based in London.
Organic meat delivered
The Biodynamic Agricultural Association (BDAA) exists in order to support,
promote and develop the biodynamic approach to farming, gardening and forestry.
Extensive range of certified organic skin, body, hair, oral & health care
Garden Organic is the working name of the
Henry Doubleday Research Association, the national charity for organic growing committed to researching and promoting
organic gardening, farming and food.
Extensive range of certified organic skin,
body, hair, oral & health care products.
Soil Association certified organic fruit and vegetable box scheme based just
outside Malvern. They currently deliver to the Worcestershire and
Herefordshire areas but are hoping to expand.
Organic seed specialists of organic vegetable and herb seeds, they hold a
huge number of French bean varieties as well as many other vegetables and
herbs. They also provide information on cultivation, sowing, seed
saving and recipes for your harvest. Nursery open may to October by
appointment only, seed available all year by mail order.
The Organic Pantry is 277 acre organic farm with a farm shop on site and a box scheme delivery service throughout
Yorkshire. They focus strongly on growing their own produce and buy in from as local as possible for other organic fresh food.
They also have special dietary foods such as wheat free, dairy free etc. It
is run by a trained nurse and a nutritionist and who are both very interested in being supportive for general healthy eating and specific dietary requirements.
Other informative websites and retailers
This interesting website contains information about meditation and how
colouring can help us to attain a meditative state, plus a wealth of
information on self discovery.
The Green Directory is a directory of people, organisations and businesses involved in the green
sectors. Also provides regularly updated news on green issues
The Penny Bear Company is an all volunteer, non-profit organisation that provides teddy bears to
anyone in need of a hug.
A beautiful website, full of colour and light. Wholebeing specialise in
co-creating resonant healing products aimed at harnessing the energy
required for manifesting your full potential. The essences, images, oils,
oracle, sprays & personal consultations are filled with the vibrational
gifts of colour, light, numerology & sound.
A Complementary Resource Site for Healthcare Consumers and Professionals Providing links to Services and Products, Alternative Health, Education, Dental and Medical Resources, Hospitals, Employment, Healthcare Publications, Mental Health and Much More!
The Dr. Edward Bach centre website contains information about the Dr. Edward
Bach Foundation, the Dr. Edward Bach Healing Trust and the famous Bach flower
The Institute for Complementary Medicine (ICM) is a registered charity
formed in 1982 to provide the public with information on Complementary Medicine.
Their website provides a variety of information including news, reports and
details of courses and practitioners.
Spirit of Change is a free bi-monthly web magazine containing articles,
news and information about holistic medicine and other related issues.
Between 2002 and 2005 Tim Wainwright worked as an artist in residence at The
Royal Marsden Hospital in Fulham, London, funded by the
Derek Butler Trust.
Using photography, interviews, film and music, his work at the hospital tried to
explore the lives of people with cancer and help destigmatise the illness. This resulted in fourteen short musical portraits,
produced in collaboration with musician Olli Cunningham.
Magnetic Therapy website containing information and products which use magnets
as an aid to pain control.
The MedHyp eZine was originally created for medical practitioners interested in the most up-to-date research in the world of hypnotherapy, and its application as a clinical tool. It has since proved very popular with all kinds of healthcare professional.
What Doctors Don't Tell you is an informative website with information
covering many health issues. The site contains information on reports
and publications which can be purchased but also provides a free service of
a twice weekly bulletin which you can register for.
Shirtee-Jay cater to individuals who have hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia and other medical conditions which cause hair loss.
They have a range of scarves and hats to suit everyone that are comfortable, stylish, practical and affordable.
HempGarden provide a range of gentle skin and hair care products containing
finest hemp seed oil blended with 100% plant-based ingredients, botanical
extracts and essential oils.
Imbhams Farm granary was started in May 2006 to work with fresh cereal
grains using local grain crops such as oats and wheat. They make and sell fresh mueslis, porridge oats and
flour at Farmers markets and special events across SW Surrey, West Sussex
Imbhams Farm Granary, The Estate Office, Killinghurst Lane, Haslemere,
Surrey GU27 3BG. Tel: 01428 642945
Two-thirds of humanity
use the squatting position
to answer the call of nature.
In those cultures, appendicitis,
diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, colitis,
prostate disorders and colon cancer
are virtually unknown, visit this website to find out more.
This website provides a comprehensive guide to the menopause, it contains
articles and information written by experts on all aspects of the menoapuse.
Using the original instructions of Dr Edward Bach, Healing Herbs, since 1988 has produced the full range of Bach flower remedies, including the famous Five Flower combination that he called 'the rescue remedy'. Dedicated to further the understanding of Bach flower therapy, Healing Herbs publishes new research, produces thought-provoking films and sponsors original field projects and training programmes
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