ADHD Solutions – provide help, support, family coaching and resources for children, young people and adults affected by ADHD and their families. They deliver up to date information about services available to adults / families plus resources and training about ADHD to other institutions / service providers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Spectrum Wasp – Support for parents with children and young people on the autistic spectrum with disabilities, special and additional needs. A fun, friendly and supportive community at Spectrum WASP. Tel: 07746 185 394

ADDISS, The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance – parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you’re looking for in ADHD, we’ll do our best to help.


Alzheimer’s Society – is a registered charity for anyone worried about or affected by dementia. We provide a range of services in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. Our specialist Dementia Support Workers provide support, information and guidance for people with dementia, their carers and family members. This includes assisting people to access other support services in the community. Tel: 0115 934 3811

Dementia UK – provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need.  If you’re caring for someone with dementia or if you have any other concerns or questions, call or email our Admiral Nurses for specialist support and advice. Tel: 0800 888 6678; email


The Anaphylaxis Campaign – supporting people with allergies are the only UK wide charity operating solely for the growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis.

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction affecting more than one body system such as lungs, gut and skin. Symptoms can start within seconds or minutes of exposure to the food or substance you are allergic to. On rare occasions there may be a delay of a few hours.


Anxiety UK – Info on anxiety. Live chat and email support, but have to pay membership fee

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National Autistic Society – have been providing support, guidance and advice, as well as campaigning for improved rights, services and opportunities to help create a society that works for autistic people.


Bipolar UK – Info on bipolar, eCommunity, support groups. They also have a specific young people’s project.

The Bioplar Lift CIC – Making a significant difference to the lives of Bipolar Disorder sufferers, their friends and families. Our service will enable people who are excluded – through prejudice, discrimination or isolation – to live more fulfilling lives. We have a qualified Bipolar Disorder worker with experience to compliment our team of volunteer Engagement Specialist, Social Workers and our Financial Support worker.  We will only provide face-to-face meetings to Bipolar Disorder Sufferers in the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire area.  Emergency Services or Crisis Teams – 07534138512


Macmillan Cancer Support – Cancer information and support. If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, we’re here to help. Find out how we support you and get information about different cancer types. Tel: 0808 808 0000


Diabetes UK – cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes. They can provide information, advice and support for those living with or caring for someone with diabetes. Including recipe ideas, support for children, young people and diabetes inn school.

Down’s Syndrome

Footprints – provide weekly speech therapy sessions specifically for children with Down’s syndrome from the age of five years to eleven years.  Tel: 0115 9586641

Drug, Alcohol and Gambling Issues

Al-Hurraya – For people from Muslim community, trying to break dependency and addiction in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. A self help group for Muslim men and women who would like to address their problematic drug, alcohol and gambling issues. Al-Hurraya uses the 12-step programme, adapted to the Muslim faith to address a range of addictions. Tel: 0779 035 1084


The Dyslexia Association – provide support and services for dyslexic children and adults of all ages, their parents/families, educators, employers and the wider community.  The head office is in Nottingham and they provide services primarily across the East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire) and neighbouring counties.

If you are dyslexic, or think you might be dyslexic, or if you are concerned about another person who may have dyslexia, we can help. Tel: 0115 924 6888


Dyspraxia Foundation – is generally recognised to be an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. Associated with this may be problems of language, perception and thought. Other names for dyspraxic include Clumsy Child Syndrome; Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD); Minimal Brain Dysfunction: Motor learning Difficulty; and Pereceptuo-motor Dysfunction.

Eating Disorders

BEAT (Beat Eating Disorders) – Info and support around eating problems Young people’s helpline: 0845 634 7650  Website:

First Steps – For children and their families, young people, and adults affected by eating difficulties and disorders


National Eczema Society – Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a dry skin condition. It is a highly individual condition which varies from person to person and comes in many different forms. In mild cases of eczema, the skin is dry, scaly, red and itchy. In more severe cases there may be weeping, crusting and bleeding. Constant scratching causes the skin to split and bleed and also leaves it open to infection. Eczema affects people of all ages but is primarily seen in children. Those who “grow out” of their eczema during early childhood may see it recur again in later life.

End Of Life

Barnardo’s – Butterfly Project – Service for children and young people with a life-limiting condition and their families. Tel: 01773 530515


Children’s Epilepsy Services – South Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City Information, advice and support to all families living with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Society – Info, support, research for individuals and families

Young Epilepsy – National charity providing day and residential education places, assessment, rehabilitation treatment, and information. Covers young people aged 5 to 25 with epilepsy and other complex neurological conditions.

Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics (Nottinghamshire) – Dieticians contribute to the care of both inpatients and outpatients. They work with children and adults across a wide range of specialities. They concentrate on offering advice and support for the following conditions: –  diabetes –  coeliac disease –  hyperlipidaemia –  obesity –  undernourishment and diet for long-term illness –  feeding and swallowing difficulties –  eating disorders –  pre and post surgical nutritional support –  pre-conceptual nutrition –  ante and post natal advice. Tel: 01302 366666 Switch board Number


Ocd Action – provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD, work to raise awareness of the disorder amongst the public and front-line healthcare workers, and strive to secure a better deal for people with OCD.

OCD UK – Helping you understand Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Info on OCD and support forums


Colostomy Association (CA) – For people affected by colostomy in the UK. A registered charity representing the interests of people with a colostomy. Colostomy is not a subject that is openly discussed – hence there is a general lack of public knowledge on what it’s like to have a stoma. Helpline 7 days a week 24 hours a day: 0800 328 4257

QMC Stoma Support Group – A friendly  supportive self help group for anyone with a Stoma created due to a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. Friends and Carers are also welcome. We have an interesting programme and meet monthly at the QMC on the 3rd Saturday of the month in Clinic 2. A Stoma Care Nurse is present at most meetings.  Tel: 0115 7786463

Respond – Stoma and incontinence care – Whatever stoma or continence care product you need, as long as it’s available on prescription you can rely on us to deliver it quickly and with absolute discretion. We know the difference that the right stoma and continence care can make to your quality of life. That’s why we aim to do so much more than simply deliver to your door. Tel: 0800 220300

Self Harm

Harmless – is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals. Harmless was set up by people who understand self harm and at the heart of our service is a real sense of hope. We know that with the right support and help life can get better. We aim to help: people who self harm, their friends and families, and professionals. Tel: 0115 934 8445


Different Strokes – support for younger stroke survivors – is a registered charity providing a unique, free service to younger stroke survivors throughout the United Kingdom. We are run by stroke survivors for stroke survivors, for active self help and mutual support. Tel: 0345 130 7172 or 01908 317 618