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The useful organisations listed here can provide information, advice and support.
These organisations can provide information, advice and support.
The Bladder and Bowel Foundation| is a UK charity that provides help, information and advice for all types of bladder and bowel related problems.
Bowel Cancer UK| raises awareness of bowel cancer, campaigs for best treatment and care, and provides practical support, advice and information about bowel cancer.
BACP| aims to promote awareness and availability of counselling, and to signpost people to appropriate services. The website has a database where you can search for a qualified counsellor.
COSRT| is a national specialist charity for sex and relationship therapy. It has a list of qualified practitioners and clinics providing sex or relationship therapy in the UK.
The Colostomy Association| provides support and advice to people who have a colostomy, their family and carers. It produces a range of free literature giving practical guidance. Also offers home and hospital visits by experienced colostomates and a telephone helpline and email service.
GaysCan| is a UK helpline and email address that gives information and support to gay men living with cancer, their partners, families and friends.
Relate| offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support – face-to-face, by phone and through the website.
The Sexual Advice Association| is a charity that aims to improve people’s sexual health and wellbeing, and to raise awareness of how sexual conditions affect the general population.
The Urostomy Association| is a self-help organisation that runs a network of groups throughout the country. They can arrange for someone who has had a urostomy to visit you before and after your surgery.
This information has been compiled using a number of reliable sources including:
With thanks to: Mr Mark George, consultant colorectal surgeon Miss Claire Parkinson, clinical nurse specialist.
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Content last reviewed: 1 January 2013
Next planned review: 2015
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