Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is an infection of the upper genital tract, including the womb, ovaries and connecting tubes.
Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include pain in the tummy, pain when peeing and heavy or painful periods.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is treated with antibiotics.
Getting treated as soon as symptoms appear increases the chances of a full recovery.
Many cases of pelvic inflammatory disease are caused by a sexually transmitted infection, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea.
You can reduce your risk of pelvic inflammatory disease by always using condoms with a new sexual partner.
Patient empowers everyone to take charge of their health.
Patient's trusted clinical information, written and reviewed by an extensive network of doctors and healthcare professionals, helps people to feel better and live longer.
Under the stewardship of their Clinical Director (and BBC Radio 2 resident GP) Dr. Sarah Jarvis MBE, Patient's extensive library is created by trained medical professionals, following a strict peer review process.
Patient pride ourselves in the accuracy of everything they publish, and have been accredited by The Information Standard - National Health Service's quality mark - and Health On the Net.
Whatever you want to know, you can trust the information Patient provide to be of the highest quality.
PELVIC PAIN SUPPORT NETWORK:
The Pelvic Pain Support Network is a registered charity. It is a patient led organisation with a board of trustees who are all patients or carers, and is run entirely by volunteers.
Pelvic Pain Support Network have an advisory panel of clinicians, researchers and health professionals who have an interest in pelvic pain from many areas of expertise and countries including Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, America and New Zealand.
Pelvic Pain Support Network provides assistance, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain, their families and carers.
Pelvic Pain Support Network promote education about pelvic pain in the curriculum of health professionals and amongst the public.
Pelvic Pain Support Network encourage and support of research to increase knowledge and understanding of the impact of pelvic pain.
Problem gambling is an urge to gamble continuously despite negative consequences or a desire to stop.
Problem gambling is often defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler's behaviour.
Severe problem gambling may be diagnosed as clinical pathological gambling if the gambler meets certain criteria.
Pathological gambling is a common disorder that is associated with both social and family costs.
The most common instrument used to screen for "probable pathological gambling" behavior is the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) developed by Lesieur and Blume (1987) at the South Oaks Hospital in New York City. In recent years the use of SOGS has declined due to a number of criticisms, including that it overestimates false positives (Battersby, Tolchard, Thomas & Esterman, 2002).
The DSM-IV diagnostic criteria presented as a checklist is an alternative to SOGS, it focuses on the psychological motivations underpinning problem gambling and was developed by the American Psychiatric Association.
It consists of ten diagnostic criteria.
One frequently used screening measure based upon the DSM-IV criteria is the National Opinion Research Center DSM Screen for Gambling Problems (NODS).
The Canadian Problem Gambling Inventory (CPGI) and the Victorian Gambling Screen (VGS) are newer assessment measures.
The Problem Gambling Severity Index, which focuses on the harms associated with problem gambling, is composed of nine items from the longer CPGI.
The VGS is also harm based and includes 15 items.
The VGS has proven validity and reliability in population studies as well as Adolescents and clinic gamblers.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS SCOTLAND:
Gamblers Anonymous Scotlandis a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop gambling.
There are no dues or fees for Gamblers Anonymous membership.
Gamblers Anonymous Scotland is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any cause.
Gamblers Anonymous Scotland primary purpose is to stop gambling and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.
GamCare is an independent charity and we are the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms across Great Britain.
GamCare offer a wide menu of free, flexible and confidential support to those affected by gambling problems, as well as a range of training, outreach and risk reduction programmes across England, Scotland, Wales and now Northern Ireland (with GamCare's youth outreach programme).
GamCare can provide free training for your team/s to assist in identifying people who may be experiencing gambling-related harms, provide structured brief interventions and refer into the most appropriate support services.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness which affects the way you think.
The symptoms may affect how you cope with day to day life.
You could be diagnosed with schizophrenia if you experience some of the following symptoms; Hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking, lack of motivation, slow movement, change in sleep patterns, poor grooming or hygiene, changes in body language and emotions, less interest in social activities, low sex drive.
Schizophrenia is a common illness.
Approximately one in a hundred people will develop schizophrenia.
It can develop during young adulthood.
The early stage of the illness is called 'the prodromal phase'.
During this phase your sleep, emotions, motivation, communication and ability to think clearly may change.
If you become unwell this is called an 'acute episode'.
You may feel panic, anger or depression during an acute episode.
Your first acute episode can be a shocking experience because you are not expecting it or prepared for it.
RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS:
Rethink Mental Illness' vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends.
As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, Rethink Mental Illness are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive.
But Rethink Mental Illness have a much larger vision too – to transform at every level the way our nation approaches mental illness.
Every year, Rethink Mental Illness diverse range of information and support helps tens of thousands of people get through crises, live independently and feel that they do not have to face mental illness alone.
Moodswings are a unique charity providing intense support to people with mood disorders and their friends and families.
At Moodswings all their work centres around people's recovery process, by which we mean living the best life they can with or without the symptoms of emotional distress.
With Moodswings' upbeat and positive approach to emotional distress they can provide hope and optimism.
Whatever your problem or difficulty, things can always be made better and Moodswings believe that anyone can make a recovery and lead a life closer to the one they aspire to.
Moodswings can help you to access the care and treatment that you may need.
Moodswings don't encourage the use of non-evidence based therapies or medicines.
Moodswings can help to provide the kind of positive enabling support that will help you to live a better and happier life rather than just cope with your difficulties.
Moodswings can introduce you to new friends who will inspire and encourage you.
Moodswings can help you develop new interests and find ways of enjoying life more.
Moodswings operate a telephone help line that provides advice, information and support for people whose lives are affected by a severe mood disorder.
All Moodswings' services are based on a personal plan that has been designed and agreed after an assessment chat.
Moodswings do not operate as a drop-in.
With Moodswings' support you can make a good recovery ! Get in touch to find out more!
SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH:
In over 60 communities, Scottish Association For Mental Health work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
These services together with SAMH's national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.
Scottish Association For Mental Health's horticulture services have a therapeutic impact on mental health recovery.
Scottish Association For Mental Health's peer support workers, each with their own experience of mental health problems, support others towards recovery.
Scottish Association For Mental Health's National Employment Team helps people into work, training or education.
Scottish Association For Mental Health support people living with mental health problems towards recovery and engagement in the wider community.
Scottish Association For Mental Health provide preventative work and practical support to individuals who are homeless or at risk.
Scottish Association For Mental Health help people in their recovery from addiction.
Scottish Association For Mental Health champion active living as a vehicle for improving and maintaining good mental health and wellbeing.
Every single day, Scottish Association For Mental Health works to prevent suicide through interventions and training.
Scottish Association For Mental Health provide emotional and practical support to people on a daily basis including living skills to help them keep their home.
Scottish Association For Mental Health provides housing support and outreach to people in their own homes where staff support people to develop, regain and maintain independent living skills.
Young carers are defined as a person under 18 who helps look after someone who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.
If you're a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister.
Having a parent, grandparent or sibling with a disability or illness can make a difference to the way you feel and talk about things.
You may be taking on extra tasks like shopping, cooking and cleaning.
You might have to physically help the person you care for -to wash, get dressed or move about.
You might be supporting their well-being and mental health.
THE CHILDREN'S SOCIETY:
The Children's Society, formally the Church of England Children's Society, is a United Kingdom national children's charity allied to the Church of England.
The Children's Society campaigns for changes to laws and policy that affect children.
For example, its work with young people on the streets culminated in a study in 1999, which called for a nationwide network of safe houses to be set up, and for statutory money to pay for them.
This work also fed into a campaign to decriminalise prostitution for under-18s.
The charity argued that child prostitution should be seen as a child protection issue, and that police and other agencies should protect children and young people from exploitation.
In 1995, The Children's Society published the first report to highlight child prostitution in this way and the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of Directors of Social Services responded by making a public commitment to review the way they dealt with these children.
Please visit: ChildrensSociety.org.uk
HELPLINE: 0300 303 7000
Caring can be extremely complicated.
The maze of rights and entitlements can be complicated.
Filling in paperwork can be complicated.
Getting a break can be complicated.
Our feelings about caring can certainly be complicated.
Carers UK are there to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don't have to care alone.
Carers UK's expert telephone advice and support service is here if you want to talk about caring.
If you're looking for answers, our online information and support is the best place to start.
Carers UK are at the forefront of the carers' movement, bringing carers together to have a voice and deliver lasting change.
Carers UK will keep campaigning until they can all look after loved ones without putting our own lives on hold.
Mitochondrial Disease result from failures of the mitochondria, specialised compartments present in every cell of the body (except red blood cells).
Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support organ function.
When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell.
Cell injury and even cell death follow.
If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole organ systems begin to fail.
The parts of the body, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs, requiring the greatest amounts of energy are the most affected.
Mitochondrial Disease is difficult to diagnose, because it affects each individual differently.
Symptoms can include seizures, strokes, severe developmental delays, inability to walk, talk, see, and digest food combined with a host of other complications.
If three or more organ systems are involved, mitochondrial disease should be suspected.
Although Mitochondrial Disease primarily affects children, adult onset is becoming more common.
Mitochondrial disease, or 'mito', is the term given to a group of medical disorders caused by mutations in mitochondria, the tiny organelles that are present in nearly every cell in our bodies and which generate about 90% of the energy we need to live. Cells cannot function properly without healthy mitochondria, so when they fail the consequences can be serious and wide-ranging.
UNITED MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE FOUNDATION:
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation supports newly diagnosed patients with critical information on treatment and care.
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation's vast online viewing library provides countless topics on living with mitochondrial disease.
When a patient or family member calls or emails United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, they try to answer questions quickly.
If there is a question United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation are unable to answer, they will help you get the information you need.
If your medical team needs information, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation will point him or her to an expert in the mitochondrial medicine field for answers.
And of course, United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation are there to listen in difficult times.
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation connects patients to each other.
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Ambassadors across the nation provide patients and families with support in their region.
THE LILY FOUNDATION:
The Lily Foundation is the United Kingdom's leading Mitochondrial Disease charity.
The Lily Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of people affected by Mitochondrial Diseases.
The Lily Foundation are working towards a future where Mitochondrial Diseases can be effectively treated or cured.
Mitochondrial Disease is a complex condition that affects people medically in a wide variety of ways.
Every Mito family will have different needs and different - often very difficult - choices to make.
The Lily Foundation respect every family's right to choose their own path in dealing with the disease and aim to support them where The Lily Foundation can.
Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, images, or video footage primarily between mobile phones, of oneself to others.
Sexting may also include the use of a computer or any digital device.
The term was first popularized early in the 21st century and is a portmanteau of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the wide sense of sending a text possibly with images.
In August 2012, the word sexting was listed for the first time in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
THINKUKNOW is the educational programme from the National Crime Agency, a United Kingdom organisation which protects children both online and offline.
It's THINKUKNOW and Click CEOP's job to protect young people from exploitation and abuse - both in the real world and online but they are not just police officers.
In CEOP you will find people and partners from a whole range of organisations - including the NSPCC - all working together to help protect young people wherever they may be.
Please visit: THINKUKNOW.co.uk
ChildLine are there to help anyone under the age of 19-years-old in the United Kingdom with any issue they’re going through.
People who contact ChildLine can comfortably talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, ChildLine's trained counsellors are there to support anyone who needs assistance.
ChildLine started in 1986 by Esther Rantzen.
ChildLine help any young person in the UK.
Calling ChildLine is free and doesn’t show up on an itemised phone bill.
in 2006 ChildLine became part of the NSPCC group to help even more young people.
Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is a type of mood disorder associated with childbirth, which can affect both genders.
Symptoms may include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, crying episodes, irritability, and changes in sleeping or eating patterns.
Onset is typically between one week and one month following childbirth.
PPD can also negatively affect the newborn child.
PANDAS FOUNDATION UK:
PANDAS Foundation are there to help support and advise any parent and their networks who need support with perinatal mental illness.
PANDAS Foundation are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.
PANDAS Foundation provide help to improve the lives of people affected by Pre (Ante) & Postnatal illnesses, for those living with Antenatal Depression, Postnatal Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Psychosis, their families and carers.
SUPPORT IN MIND SCOTLAND:
Support In Mind Scotland's aim is to improve the quality of life for anyone whose mental health problems or mental illness has a serious impact on their life and on the lives of others, including family members, friends and supporters.
Support In Mind Scotland believe that every individual has the right to be valued, and to share in the opportunities, enjoyment, challenges, responsibilities and choices of everyday life. That those who experience mental illness, and mental health problems, their families and carers and friends, are entitled to quality support in the community or in hospital, or in their own homes as they choose. That those who need care and support should be enabled to play an active role in the decisions that impact on them. That people affected by serious illnesses, like psychosis, have a specialised knowledge and expertise, which will be reflected in all that we do.
Support In Mind Scotland improve quality of life by working with people to have more opportunities. Build confidence and social skills. Be more connected to their families and communities. Have more stable lifestyles by providing help with practical issues. Be more physically well – exercise, diet, healthy eating.
Support In Mind Scotland assist people who are hard to reach and engage. People with serious mental illness including schizophrenia. People subject to compulsory treatment and compulsory measures – those who come through criminal justice who are not well. People who have chaotic lifestyles due to historic factors, poverty and lifestyle choices.
Please visit: SupportInMindScotland.org.uk
INFOLINE: 0131 662 4359
MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem only in England and Wales.
MIND campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Our local MINDs support over 513,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.
Because of MIND, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to their information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. They are actively building on change, but are aware that there is much more to do.
MIND is a charity and they rely on donations. They are very grateful to everyone who supports them financially. That’s why they are committed to being open about how they are funded and managed.
Over more than 60 years MIND has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Through public campaigns, government lobbying and more than 1,000 services our local MINDs have delivered in communities across England and Wales, they have touched millions of lives.
Their policy work influences government so that people with mental health problems can get the support they need and the respect they deserve.
Deafness means complete loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears; this is profound hearing impairment, 81 dB or greater hearing threshold, averaged at frequencies 0.5, 1, 2, 4 kHz.
Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent.
It often comes on gradually as you get older, but it can sometimes happen suddenly.
Hearing loss can have many different causes.
Hearing Link is a UK-wide charity, active in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for people with any level of hearing loss, their families and friends.
Hearing Link UK understand that hearing loss affects far more than your ears.
The consequences can impact on every part of your life: relationships, work, daily routines, confidence and self-esteem, every hour of the day.
Through shared experiences, advice and personal support from people who have been through similar experiences, we can help you, and your family and friends, adjust to the practical and emotional challenges of living with hearing loss.
ACTION ON HEARING LOSS:
As the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK, Action On Hearing Loss understand how hearing loss can affect everything in your life from your relationships, to your education and your job prospects.
Action On Hearing Loss are there to support and help you, so you can take back control and live the life you choose
From day-to-day-care, to practical information, to campaigning for a fairer world for people with hearing loss, and funding research to find a cure, Action On Hearing Loss take action on hearing loss.
Please visit: ActionHearingLoss.org.uk
The symptoms of Bowel Cancer can be subtle and do not necessarily make you feel ill. However, it's worth trying simple treatments for a short time to see if they get better.
In some cases, bowel cancer can stop digestive waste passing through the bowel. This is known as a bowel obstruction.
BOWEL CANCER UK:
Bowel Cancer UK are the UK’s leading Bowel Cancer charity.
Bowel Cancer UK are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.
Bowel Cancer UK's vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.
Bowel Cancer UK provide expert information and support for everyone affected by Bowel Cancer.
Bowel Cancer UK campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care.
Please visit: BowelCancerUK.org
There are around 130 types of Brain Tumours.
Brain Tumours can form throughout the brain and spinal cord.
Brain Tumours are classified as either benign or malignant.
The benign ones tend to grow more slowly and are less likely to come back if they’ve been completely removed.
The malignant ones tend to grow faster, sometimes spread and may come back after treatment.
They’re both treated in similar ways.
The exact care you receive depends on what type of tumour you have, where it is in the brain and how big it is.
BRAIN TUMOUR SUPPORT:
Brain Tumour Support is uniquely dedicated to providing support for anyone affected by any type of Brain Tumour, at any point from diagnosis and for as long as support is needed.
Brain Tumour Support are here not just for the patients themselves, but also families, carers and loved ones who are dealing day to day with the impact of a brain tumour.
Brain Tumour Support provide specialist, tailored services through one-to-one and group support, as well as online and telephone support and specialist counselling.
Brain Tumour Support's vision motivates their work every day and their values act as a guide in the approach to achieving it.
TEENAGE CANCER TRUST:
Teenage Cancer Trust create world-class cancer services for young people in the United Kingdom, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
Teenage Cancer Trust know that having cancer at a young age comes with its own particular set of challenges.
Teenage Cancer Trust's services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together.
Teenage Cancer Trust are proud of their incredible team who work in various locations in the office, out of the office or in Teenage Cancer Trust's units.
Please visit: TeenageCancerTrust.org
THE BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY:
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading Brain Tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into Brain Tumours globally.
Committed to saving and improving lives, The Brain Tumour Charity are moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a Brain Tumour.
The Brain Tumour Charity are set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change.
The Brain Tumour Charity's services are for adults are designed to support people living or caring for someone with a Brain Tumour.
Please visit: TheBrainTumourCharity.org