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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Useful Links

Healthy living

Services in Calderdale for promoting healthy living  (click)


Assessing and managing minor illness

NHS Choices website (click) provides access to a symptoms checker and self help guides. (click) provides patient information leaflets about different conditions


Living with chronic illness (click) provides a great deal of useful information for existing and newly diagnosed diabetics.

Asthma UK   (click) This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it.

Coronary Heart Disease Explained  (click) Information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of CHD.

Arthritis Care  (click) Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. They are the UK’s largest organisation working with and for all people who have arthritis.  (click) Advice and information from Arthritis Research UK (click) offers an extensive range of up to date patient information leaflets covering a wide range of conditions.


Checking your skin/moles

Checking your skin/moles (click)

Sexual Health

coldBoth men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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