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Exercise

British Health Qigong Association
healthqigong.org.uk

British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk

NHS change4life
Healthy food and activity tips
www.nhs/change4life

The Register of Exercise Professionals
www.exerciseregister.org

Walking for Health
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

General

Citizens Advice Bureau
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Self Management UK
Phone: 03333 445 840
www.selfmanagementuk.org

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
www.hpc-uk.org

NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk

NHS 111 service (England only)
24-hour non-emergency medical health advice and reassurance service
Phone: 111 or 18001 111 for textphone.
www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices

The Patients Association
Helpline: 0208 423 8999
www.patients-association.org.uk

The Samaritans
Phone: 116 123
www.samaritans.org

Living with arthritis

Disabled Living Foundation
A charity that provides independent advice about assistive equipment and services.
Helpline: 0300 999 0004
www.dlf.org.uk

Self-management programme from Stanford University USA
patienteducation.stanford.edu/internet/healthyliving.html

Pain

Action on Pain
Phone: 0345 603 1593
www.action-on-pain.co.uk 

British Pain Society
Phone: 020 7269 7840
www.britishpainsociety.org 

International Association for the Study of Pain
www.iasp-pain.org

Pain Concern 
Helpline: 0300 123 0789
www.painconcern.org.uk

Pain Relief Foundation
Phone: 0151 529 5820
www.painrelieffoundation.org.uk

The Pain Toolkit
www.paintoolkit.org

Physiotherapy

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Phone: 020 7306 6666
www.csp.org.uk

Podiatry

The College of Podiatrists
www.scpod.org

Podiatry Rheumatic Care Association
www.prcassoc.org.uk

Current guidelines on the management of musculoskeletal foot health conditions:

Redmond, AC (2008) Standards of care for People with Musculoskeletal Foot Health Problems Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and Podiatric Rheumatic Care Association, London
arma.uk.net/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/musculoskeletalfoothealthproblems.pdf

Relaxation

Hypnosense
www.hypnosense.com

Inner Health Studio
Coping skills and relaxation
www.innerhealthstudio.com

Mental Health Foundation
Wellbeing podcasts
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Support groups for the different types of arthritis

Arthritis Care
Helpline: 0808 800 4050
www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland
Helpline: 028 9078 9240
www.arthritiscare.org.uk/in-your-area/northern-ireland

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)
Helpline: 0208 948 9117
www.nass.co.uk

BackCare
Helpline: 0208 977 5474
www.backcare.org.uk

Behçet’s Syndrome Society
Helpline: 0345 130 7329
www.behcets.org.uk

British Sjögren’s Syndrome Association (BSSA)
Helpline: 0121 478 1133
www.bssa.uk.net

Churg-Strauss Syndrome via Vasculitis UK
Phone: 01629 650549
www.vasculitis.org.uk

Ehlers–Danlos Support Group
www.ehlers-danlos.org

Fibromyalgia Action UK
Phone: 0300 999 3333
www.fmauk.org

UK Gout Society
www.ukgoutsociety.org

APS Support UK
www.aps-support.org.uk

Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA)
Phone: 03330 116 388
www.hypermobility.org

National Kidney Federation
Helpline: 0845 601 0209
www.kidney.org.uk

Lupus UK
Phone: 01708 731251
www.lupusuk.org.uk

St Thomas’ Lupus Trust
www.lupus.org.uk

Marfan Association UK
Phone: 01252 810472
www.marfan-association.org.uk

Myositis Support Group
Phone: 023 8044 9708
www.myositis.org.uk

National Osteoporosis Society
Helpline: 0808 800 0035
www.nos.org.uk

Paget’s Association
Phone: 0161 799 4646
Helpline: 07713 568197
www.paget.org.uk

PMR-GCA UK
Phone: 0300 999 5090
Helpline: 0300 111 5090
www.pmrgcauk.com

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA)
Phone: 01923 672837
www.papaa.org

Psoriasis Scotland Arthritis Link Volunteers (PSALV)
Phone: 0131 556 4117
www.psoriasisscotland.org.uk

Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK
Phone: 0800 311 2756
www.sruk.co.uk

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
Helpline: 0800 298 7650
www.nras.org.uk

Vasculitis UK
Phone: 01629 650549
www.vasculitis.org.uk

Vasculitis Foundation (USA)
www.vasculitisfoundation.org

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