Feeling isolated and lonely, depressed or anxious and in chronic pain?
Our practical support helps you gain a more fulfilled and active lifestyle, and to come to terms with your condition.
We meet once a month and share practical suggestions. For information regarding meeting venue, date and time please visit www.simplyheartbrainsoul.com
Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with arthritis, living with it for some while or think you may have the early signs, we’re here for you.
The UK Fibromyalgia website has absolutely everything you need to know about what Fibromyalgia is, the symptoms, treatments, exercise, and further reading.
Website also has links to the Fibromyalgia Magazine.
Fibromyalgia Action UK is a registered charity run primarily by unpaid volunteers. The majority of volunteers are also fibromyalgia sufferers who work extremely hard, despite their condition, in order to forward the cause of fibromyalgia. FMA UK was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.
The HMSA is a dynamic charity providing a network of support groups throughout the UK. All our Group Leaders are trained and have clear DBSs (previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check). The HMSA is proud that our groups are recommended by many hospitals and individual professionals because of our positive ethos and the dedication and professionalism of our Group Leaders.
• IS accredited website. ( dedicated professional members area under development)
• Open and closed social media groups for peer support, moderated to ensure they are safe and accurate (some areas are only accessible by members)
• Helpline for support and advice, 5 days a week
• Local support groups, run by trained volunteers*
• Locally run Facebook groups* – secure places to ask questions and gain valuable peer support, moderated by trained volunteers.
• Residential conferences and HMSA Hypermobility Masterclass events, offering a chance to socialise with others who understand life with a hypermobility related syndromes and disorders and improve understanding and their management**
• 1:1 advice from trained staff.*
*denotes a members only benefits
**priority given to members
Support for people with Osteoporosis. Educational talks are provided at our monthly meetings. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
NASS Portsmouth sessions are held in the evening.
All exercise sessions are overseen by fully qualified physiotherapists.
The branch meets 50 weeks a year.
The branch assist with QAH and AStretch clinical practice and training events for AS.
Patients can enquire themselves or have professional referral.
An independent, clinician-led website whose aim is to provide easily accessible, up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options, including Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and alternative therapies, so that women and health professionals can make informed choices about menopause management.
We offer information and support at all stages – from diagnosis through to recovery. We provide information packs, a helpline, newsletters, support groups around the country, and a web forum where you can share your experiences and learn from other people with PMR and GCA. Above all we offer hope.
Local group meet ups are held at Port Solent. http://www.pmrgca.co.uk/group-pages/port-solent/
We work together for a brighter future for people with or at risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures across the UK, putting an end to preventable broken bones and helping people to live without pain and disability. We are caring, innovative, excellent, influential, ethical and passionate in all that we do. Our Helpline service is provided by nurses with specialist knowledge of osteoporosis and bone health. They can provide you with a personal reply backed up by information provided in electronic or printed format. The Charity has a network of Support Groups with a programme of activities, events and osteoporosis updates across the UK.
The Helpline is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm answering questions about osteoporosis and bone health.
NRAS provides support and information about all aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis to people with the condition, their families, friends and carers, and health professionals with an interest in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
MyFibroTeam is a free social network that makes it easy for you to get the emotional support you need from others like you, and gain practical advice and insights on managing treatment or therapies for fibromyalgia. When you or a loved one are first diagnosed, it’s not uncommon to feel alone and uncertain of where to find the best information and people that can help you now. We believe in making it easy to find the best people around you to help you get the answers you need, and to find support from people who can truly relate. The main currency on our site is trust – the more you share in posts and your stories, the more questions you ask and answer, the more your support will be valued by other members.