Physical Health

Listed below are some organisations / support groups that provide information and advice about mental health.
Although the information was originally collected for use within the Linlithgow community we hope the list could be useful to others.

For further information on any of the organisations - just follow the website link/s or where there are no website links available email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Action for METhis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provides information and support to people affected by M.E.

Action For Sick Children

UK children's health care charity, specially formed to ensure that children receive the highest standard of care possible. Campaigns on all aspects of healthcare, whether in hospital in the community or at home and from national policies to individual family cases. 

Action for Sick Children (Scotland) 

Helping sick children and young people meet their health care needs in partnership with parents, carers and professionals.

Arthritis Action

Charitable organization providing caring help and support along with valuable information, advice and programs to help those who suffer from arthritis. Proven methods of treatment available. Combines programs of healthy eating along with regular fitness regimes, Programs available for those already on a medical treatment plan as well.

Arthritis Care This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information and support to empower individuals to take control of their own arthritis. Helpline 0808 800 4050

Arthritis Research UK

Provides a range of information for patients, the public and health professionals and aims to raises the profile of arthritis and making a real difference to people's lives. Email available through website.


ASH Action on Smoking and HealthThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leading voluntary organisation tackling tobacco abuse. Advice on stopping smoking.

Aspire: supports people with spinal injury  

Offer cover a range of services and are available to new patients in the NHS Spinal Cord Injury Centres, to those who have just been discharged from hospital and to people who have been living with their injury for years. 

Association of Young People with ME (AYME)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For young people between 5 and 25 with ME. Provides support, advice and information to young people with ME and their families and friends.

Asthma UK  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dedicated to improving the health and well being of people with asthma. Gives advice on triggers and causes, how to help to prevent asthma attacks.

Avert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

International HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK. Information and help available through their website; links to helplines, resources and other organisations.

Be Real: body confidence for all  

Provides help and resources to help change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies.

Beat Bullying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Assisting and supporting young people that are being bullied, re-educating and changing the behaviour of young people that bully and preventing bullying in schools and communities across the UK.

Bladder & Bowel Community  

Provides information, including a helpline, and support for all types of bladder and bowel problems. Email available through website.

Breast Cancer Care  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

British Heart Foundation: Heart conditions in young people 

British Heart Foundation website for young people with heart conditions. A place where young people can meet both online, through social media and at events and share stories.

British Red CrossThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As well as Refugee Services there is support in the UK. In various local areas this may include Care in the Home, hire of wheelchairs , help with transport and home support for people aged 16-64 who have a physical disability.

British Tinnitus Association (BTA) 

Provides support and guidance on what tinitus is and how to manage the condition

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer TrustThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

National UK charity dedicated solely to the support of patients with Thyroid Cancer.

Cahonas Scotland  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Male cancer charity that provides information and support services geared to the needs of men living with cancer and life limiting disease.

Cancer Research UK  

Charity dedicated to cancer research, provides information about cancer, cancer research and the latest news. Email available through website.

Carers of West LothianThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A carer lead organisation campaigning for carers and their needs. Many useful health and care links. Well laid out fact sheets.

Chest Heart and Stroke Advice LineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Specialist nurse on line. Also charity offers advice, practical help and a wide range of information booklets etc.

Children's Hospice Association Scotland (C.H.A.S.)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides holiday breaks for children with life threatening conditions, respite care, crisis care, terminal care and home support.

Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with and affected by cleft lip and palate.

Cystic Fibrosis TrustThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Support and advice for people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them. Helpline: 0300 373 1000

Dementia Helpline Scotland 

The 24 hour Dementia Helpline is a freephone Scottish service for people with dementia, carers, relatives, professionals, students and anyone concerned about dementia.

Diabetes UK (formerly British Diabetic Association) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Information and support for diabetics.

Disability Information Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides general disability information to organisations and members of the public both on its web site and via its helpline.

E.C.A.S. Equality Choice Action Support

Dedicated to giving friendly and practical help to physically disabled people including everything from running classes through to providing individual grants for holidays and equipment and supporting initiatives to bring greater freedom to physically disabled people. Email available through website.

Eat Better Feel Better 

National eating campaign. Website has quick recipes, offers, handy hints, cookalong videos, and what's on in your area. Throughout Scotland there are a range of events, organisations and community groups that can help you to eat healthier. 

Eczema Outreach Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eczema Outreach (Scotland) supports children & young people with eczema and their families in Scotland. Based in Linlithgow (West Lothian).

Epilepsy West LothianThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fieldworkers, Supported Day & Community Activities, Youth Group, Support Group, Information.

Erb's Palsy Group  

Offers advice and information on the injury Erb's Palsy / Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Paralysis. Email available through website.

Fibromyalgia Association UKThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provides information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline 0844 887 2444

Health Enquiry Website  

Useful information online.

healthtalk.org  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information about health issues, by sharing people's real-life experiences. You can watch people sharing their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more. 


Home Safety Service for the Elderly (and Frail)

West Lothian Service helping people to live as independently as possible and feel safe. Equipment installed. For information about this service access West Lothian Council's website and look under H within the A - Z services section.

kindredThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting families of children and young people with additional needs.

Linlithgow LinkThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteers supply car service to hospitals, befriend housebound people and young mothers, provide social activities for the frail elderly.

Live Well

Covers everything from from Get Fit for Free to all aspects of healthy eating and from alcohol to mental health. 

M.E. AssociationThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The M.E. Association offers help and support for adults in the UK who are affected by ME.

Macmillan Cancer Support  

Information, advice and emotional support for people living with cancer.

Marie Curie - care and support through terminal illness 

Offer expert care, guidance and support to help people living with any terminal illness, and their families. 

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Information and advice about male eating disorders, definitions, signs and symptoms, treatments, getting support including support groups. Email available through website.

MND ScotlandThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MND Scotland exists to help all those affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) within Scotland; those living with the disease, their families, carers and those health and social care professionals who contribute to the care of people with MND.

Multiple Sclerosis SocietyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provides information and support for people affected by multiple sclerosis.

Narcotics Anonymous United Kingdom / UKNA

Non - profit fellowship for those with a major drug problem. Recovering addicts meet regularly to help each other stay clean. NA Helpline: 0300 999 1212

National Association for Premenstrual SyndromeThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides help, information and support to PMS sufferers, also to partners of sufferers.

National Osteoporosis Society This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides osteoporosis information and support.

NHS Choices

Provides health information for the needs of the general public in England.  Run by the National Health Service.

NHS England Get Help with Health Costs - NHS Choices 

Information on Prescriptions, Dental treatment, Sight tests, Glasses, Travel to Hospital, wigs and fabric supports etc. in England and how to het help with costs / claim.

NHS informThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New national health information service providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland

NHS Prescription Services

Can provide information on help with health costs. Previously known as the Prescription Pricing Division

Pain Association ScotlandThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Support Groups, which help with pain management. Interim support for those awaiting attendance at Pain relief clinics.

Pancreatic Cancer UKThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

National charity fighting pancreatic cancer on all fronts: Support, Information, Campaigning and Research.

Parkinson's Disease SocietyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Detailed information sent on request. Membership an option. Helpline and support groups across the UK.

Patient Information CentreThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh providing information on health and social care for patients, relatives, carers, the public and staff. Open Monday to Friday: 9 to 5 Tel: 0131 242 7660

Patients Association This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Independent charity which provides advice, the latest health news, signposting to further information and general advice. Also has a range of booklets and guides for patients.

Reading SightThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helping people with sight loss get access to reading and reading services

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Provides the support, advice and products for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you're losing your sight or you're blind or partially sighted. Helpline 0303 123 9999

SanelineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A mental health helpline providing information and emotional support to anyone worried about their own or another's health.

Scottish Delirium Association 

provides guidelines and patient information plus a forum for discussion and sharing of best practice. 

 

Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory

Set up to provide better information about the health and health care of people with learning disabilities and people with autism in Scotland.

Scottish Spina Bifida AssociationThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Seeks to secure provision for their special needs and those of their families. Family support service. Respite care.

Smokers QuitlineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides practical help, advice and support by trained counsellors to all smokers who want to stop.

Smoking Cessation ClinicThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A clinic at St John's Hospital, West Lothian which can be contacted by anyone concerned about their own or someone else's smoking. Group or individual support available. For more information e-mail us at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stop Smoking: NHS Inform

Provides information on services, local support and a Helpline.

Strathcarron Hospice  

Provides specialist care, comfort and support for anyone affected by terminal illness. 

The Big ShoutER Project 

aims to actively involve young people in decisions affecting them in the delivery of the youth health service in East Renfrewshire. 

The Mix: help and support for under 25s

Provides help and support for people under 25: everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

Unique - Rare Chromosome Disorder Supporter GroupThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source of information and support to families and individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder and to the professionals who work with them.

United Christian Broadcasting (UCB) PrayerlineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone and email contact that will pray with you / for you to bring God into the equation of your life.

Waverley CareThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Offers services providing practical and emotional support to people living with HIV in Scotland. Support, respite, information, befriending, day care, childcare.

Womb Cancer Support UK This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Small voluntary organisation that raises awareness of womb cancer and provides online support, information and advice for woman about womb cancer. 

 

Young ME Sufferers Trust - The  

National UK service for children and young people with MS and their families.