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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 Contacts



Addenbrookes Hospital01223 245151
AGE Concern01376 341465
Braintree Citizens Advice Bureau08701 264065
Braintree District Council01376 552525
Braintree Social Services08456 037630
Broomfield Hospital08448 220002
Colchester General Hospital01206 747474
Halstead Citizens Advice Bureau08701 264065
Halstead Hospital01787 291010
Health Visitors01787 291034
Young Persons Clinic01206 574256
Mental Health 24 Hour Access01206 287303
Midwives01206 742369
NEEDAS(Drug & Alcohol Help)01206 287250/1
NHS Direct0845 4647
Oaks Hospital01206 752121
Red Cross01245 490090
RELATE01245 258680
Samaritans01206 561234
Springfield Hospital01245 234000
Primecare0844 7360 276
NHS Smoking Helpline0800 1690169

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