General information and advice

Advice for everyone [NHS]

Advice for the general public [British Dietetic Association]

Coronavirus and domestic abuse [GOV.UK]

Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline [Hampshire County Council]

Coronavirus resource page [GOV.UK]

Coronavirus resource page [Hampshire County Council]

Covid-19 community hub [Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council]

Handwashing advice (poster) [GOV.UK]

Health at home: how to access NHS services [NHS]

Myth busters [World Health Organization]

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible coronavirus (Covid-19) infection

Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (in languages other than English) [GOV.UK]

Children and advice for parents

Coronavirus (information and advice for children) [Childline]

Coronavirus: a book for children 

Coronavirus: advice and support for parents and carers [NSPCC]

Coronavirus advice [Children With Cancer UK]

Coronavirus and caring for your baby [Lullaby Trust] 

Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus (story for children)

Hampshire and IOW Children and Young People's Crisis Line [NHS]

How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus [UNICEF]

How to talk to children about COVID-19 [Anxiety UK]

Lockdown baby group (support meetings via Zoom) [The Safe]

Meditation for kids [Headspace]

Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding [World Health Organization]

Stay here: a tool for parents to help their family cope with COVID-19 

Supporting your child during the coronavirus epidemic [Young Minds]

Coronavirus and other health conditions

Cancer and coronavirus [Macmillan Cancer Support]

Coronavirus: information for families looking after someone with dementia [Dementia UK]

Coronavirus: information for people affected by dementia [Alzheimer's Society]

Coronavirus: what it means for you if you have heart or circulatory disease [British Heart Foundation]

Coronavirus and diabetes [Diabetes UK]

Coronavirus and HIV [Terrence Higgins Trust]

Covid-19 and sexual health services [Solent NHS Trust]

Information and advice for people living with a lung condition [British Lung Foundation]

Information on coronavirus for stroke survivors [Stroke Association]

Virtual support events for men affected by cancer [The Blue Space, Basingstoke]

Virtual support events for women affected by cancer [The Pink Place, Basingstoke]

Mental health and wellbeing

Andover Mind - Aldershot contacts

Andover Mind - Andover contacts

Andover Mind - Basingstoke contacts

Andover Mind - Romsey contacts

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief [Cruse UK]

Coronavirus and mental wellbeing [Every Mind Matters]

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus [GOV.UK]

Guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty [Psychology Tools Limited]

Hampshire and IOW Children and Young People's Crisis Line [NHS]

How can I support someone's mental health during Covid-19? [Time To Change]

How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus [UNICEF]

How to fall asleep faster and sleep better [Every Mind Matters]

How to keep mentally healthy during uncertain times [Action for Happiness]

How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak [Mental Health Foundation]

How to use technology to reduce social isolation [Ability.Net]

Meditation for kids [Headspace]

MindEd Resilience Hub [resources for frontline NHS and care staff from Health Education England]

Our Frontline [mental health resources for frontline health, care, emergency, education and key workers]

Silverline [telephone support for older people from Age UK]

Physical activities for adults and children

Change4Life (activities for children) [NHS]

Fitness Studio exercise videos [NHS]

Gym-free workouts [NHS]

Kids' workouts to do at home [Joe Wicks]

Live Well: Exercise [NHS]

This Girl Can (exercise ideas for women)

We Are Undefeatable (activities for people with long term health conditions) [NHS]


Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Basingstoke Voluntary Action

Unity Online (Andover and Romsey)

Volunteer North Hampshire

Volunteer Wessex (Winchester)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information in alternative formats


Hands, face, space, fresh air

How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus

Spot the signs

British Sign Language (BSL)

Coronavirus updates and information

Face touching

Hands, face, space, fresh air

How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus

NHS111 (BSL service via Interpreter Now)

Spot the signs

Easy Read, Makaton and wordless

Beating the virus (wordless book about what to do if you have coronavirus and how to help others)

Coronavirus - how to stay safe

Coronavirus - information for people with learning disabilities during their hospital stay

COVID-19: guidance for supported living (Easy Read)

Covid-19 information (Easy Read and Makaton)

Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus

Easy read guides to help you stay safe and well from Mencap

Grab and Go Hospital Passport (for people with learning disability or autism)

Guide to your COVID-19 vaccination (Easy Read)

Having a home test for Coronavirus (wordless book)

Having a test for Coronavirus (wordless book including drive-through and home testing)

Having a test for Coronavirus at a drive-through centre (wordless book)

Helpful advice and information about coronavirus from Mencap

How to wash your hands (video)

Jack plans ahead for coronavirus (wordless book for family and carers)

Keep safe (Easy Read coronavirus resources)

Mencap TV (fitness, food, wellbeing and entertainment)

Resources from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Staff in PPE

Wash your hands more often

Wearing a face covering

When someone dies from coronavirus (wordless book for families and carers)

Large print

Wash your hands more often

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) vaccinations

Bones and joints

Back Care

National Osteoporosis Society

NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society)

Versus Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Research UK)

Brain and nervous system

Alzheimer’s Society

Brain and Spine Foundation

Brain Tumour Charity

BRIAN (free app to help people cope with a brain tumour)

Carer support and dementia advice service for Hampshire

Dementia UK

Different Strokes (for younger stroke survivors)

Epilepsy Action

Headway (for people with a brain injury and their carers)

Meningitis Now

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

Parkinson’s UK

SameYou (recovery from brain injury and stroke for young people)

Shift MS (forum and social network for people with MS)

Stroke Association


Information on coronavirus for stroke survivors [Stroke Association]



Children With Cancer UK

Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group

CLIC Sargent (cancer and leukaemia in childhood)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Make A Wish Foundation

Teenage Cancer Trust

Colorectal, stomach, bowel

Bowel Cancer UK

Colostomy Association (includes young colostomates)

Heartburn Cancer UK (oesophageal and gastric cancer, Barrett's oesophagus)

Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign

Pseudomyxoma Survivor


5k your way move against cancer 

Bucket List Wishes (Berkshire-based charity granting wishes for terminally ill adults)

Cancer Matters Wessex

Cancer Research UK

Deaf Cancer Wise (for people with hearing difficulties who are affected by cancer)

Hampshire Macmillan Citizens Advice Service (for financial advice)

I Can Therapy Centre (helping people with health conditions to move more and feel better)

Look good, feel better 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Marie Curie Cancer Care

NHS national screening programme (bowel, breast, cervical)

Odyssey (helps people with cancer regain confidence via a programme of outdoor activities)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care (complementary therapies, counselling and support for people with cancer and their supporters)

SafeFit (Macmillan Cancer Support's free online exercise service)

Untire (app to help reduce fatigue)

Wessex Cancer Trust

World Cancer Research Fund


Everyman Campaign

Orchid - fighting male cancer (testicular, prostate and penile cancer)

Prostate Cancer UK

Other cancers

Anthony Nolan Trust (info on bone marrow donation and transplantation for leukaemia)

Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

Brain Tumour Charity

BRIAN (free app to help people cope with a brain tumour)

Kidney Cancer UK

Lymphoedema support network

Mesothelioma UK

Myeloma UK

NET Patient Foundation (neuroendocrine cancer)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Sarcoma UK


Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Now

Daisy Network (premature menopause)

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

NHS National Screening Programme (bowel, breast, cervical)

Ovacome (ovarian cancer)

VACO (Vulva Awareness Campaign Organisation)

Children, young adults and parenting


Children With Cancer UK

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)

CLIC Sargent

Macmillan Cancer Support

Teenage Cancer Trust


Coronavirus and caring for your baby [Lullaby Trust]

Information for families with disabled children [Contact]


Change4Life (activities, food facts and recipes)


Contact (for families with disabled children)

Diabetes UK

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Haemophilia Society

Healthier together

Kidscape (help with bullying)

Make a Wish Foundation

Meningitis Now

Ronald Mcdonald House Charities (free accommodation for families with children in hospitals and hospices across the UK)

The Mix (support for the under 25s)

Well Child (national charity for sick children)

Winston’s wish (charity for bereaved children)

Mental health

Children & Young People's Mental Health Coalition

Combined Minds (free app to help adults support a young person's mental health)

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Crisis Line for Children and Young People

Mind (information for children and young people)

YPI (counselling for 11 to 25 year olds in Basingstoke and Deane area)


Family lives

Healthier together

Young adults

Sex and young people (information and advice about sex, contraception and relationships for teenagers)

Talk to Frank (honest information about drugs aimed at younger people)

The You Trust



Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious About Autism (online community)

Autism Hampshire

Child Autism UK

National Autistic Society

Cerebral palsy

SCOPE (cerebral palsy)


Information for families of disabled children

Down's syndrome

Down's Syndrome Association


British Red Cross (support at home)

Challengers (inclusive play and leisure for disabled children and young people)

Connect to Support Hampshire 

Contact (for parents of disabled children)

Council for Disabled Children

Disabled Living Foundation (solutions for independent living)

Hampshire Parent Carer Network

Limbless Association (for UK amputees and limb-loss community)

Macmillan Cancer Support (cancer-related information in Easy Read)

Marie Curie (information for anyone affected by terminal illness in Easy Read)

Rose Road Association (services for young disabled people aged 0 - 25, their parents, families and carers)

SeeAbility (specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss)

The You Trust

Hearing loss

Please see 'Ear, nose, throat and mouth' section

Learning disabilities

Easy Health (health information for people with learning disabilities)

Learning Disability Matters


Sight loss

Please see 'Eyes' section


Prescribed medicines

Electronic Medicines Compendium (prescribed medicines info)

NHS medicines A-Z

Recreational and street drugs


Ear, nose, throat, mouth

AbScent (loss of smell charity)

British Deaf Association (BDA)

British Dental Association

British Thyroid Foundation

British Tinnitus Association

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust

Deaf Cancer Wise (for people with hearing difficulties who are affected by cancer)


Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

National Deaf Children's Society

North Hampshire Deaf Children's Society

Oral Health Foundation 

RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf People - formerly Action on Hearing Loss)

Salivary Gland Cancer UK

Sense (for people with complex disabilities, including deafblind)

Sonus (for deaf people)

Spectrum (centre for independent living)

Throat Cancer Foundation


Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Helping Hands for the Blind

Living Paintings (tactile and audio books for blind children and adults)

Look (national federation of families with visually impaired children)

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Open Sight

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Royal National Institute for the Blind

SeeAbility (specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss)

Talking Newspapers


NHS 111 online

NHS health conditions A-Z

NHS medicines A-Z

NHS services near you

Behind the headlines (NHS guide to the science that makes the news)

Connect to support Hampshire (adult social care)

Contact (directory of medical conditions, diagnosis and genetics)

Health and wellbeing directory (Hampshire Hospitals)

Healthtalk (people's real life experiences living with health conditions)

Healthier together (NHS parenting site)

Patient (health information)


Allergy UK

Action Against Allergy

Anaphylaxis Campaign

Benefits and community advice


British Red Cross (support at home)

Citizens Advice

Driving with a disability or health condition

The You Trust

Blood, organ and bone marrow donation

Anthony Nolan Trust

NHS Blood and Transplant 

Organ Donor Register

Participation in clinical trials or research projects

National Institute for Health Research

Travel information and advice

Fit for Travel

MASTA (medical advisory service for travellers abroad)

Healthy living

Health and care video library (NHS funded)

Health and wellbeing directory (Hampshire Hospitals)


Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics)

Alcoholics Anonymous

Drink aware (alcohol awareness)

Inclusion (drug and alcohol services)


Change4Life (food facts)

Change4Life (healthy recipes)


Nutritionist Resource


Inclusion (drug and alcohol services)


Andover Leisure Centre

Basingstoke Sports Centre

Change4Life (activities)

Green Gym (gardening for health and wellbeing)

I Can Therapy Centre (helping people with health conditions to move more and feel better)

Park Run (free, weekly community events)

River Park Leisure Centre (Winchester)

This Girl Can (exercise ideas for women)

Walking for Health

We Are Undefeatable (activities for people with long term health conditions) [NHS]


Smokefree Hampshire

Smokefree (NHS)


Mental health (including bereavement)

Bereavement and counselling

Bereavement Advice Centre

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Butterflies Bereavement Support Hampshire

Child Death Helpline

Child Bereavement UK

Compassionate Friends

Counselling Directory

Cruse Bereavement Care

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Good Grief Trust (online bereavement support website)

Hampshire Registration Service (how to register a death)


Loss Foundation (free bereavement support for loss to cancer or COVID-19)

Mariposa Trust (support for bereaved parents)

Miscarriage Association

NHS (to find local psychological support)

Relate (relationship/ marriage counselling)

Rosie Crane Trust (support for bereaved parents)


SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) 

Winston's Wish  (charity for bereaved children)


Age UK (mental wellbeing for older people)

Anxiety UK

BEAT (eating disorders)


Children & Young People's Mental Health Coalition

Every Mind Matters 

Frazzled Cafe (peer support via online and face to face meetings)

Gamblers’ Anonymous

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Crisis Line for Children and Young People

Heads Together 

Hub of Hope (mental health support network)

Marmalade Trust (support for loneliness)

Men's Minds Matter

Men's Sheds Association

Mental Health Foundation

Mind (information for adults)

Mind (information for children and young people)

National Self Harm Network

NHS mental health and wellbeing

No Panic (for sufferers of panic and anxiety disorders, phobias, OCD, and withdrawal from tranquilisers)


Rethink Mental Illness

Royal College of Psychiatrists


Shout - for support in a crisis

Silver Line (free 24-hour helpline for older people)

Sleep Council 

Sport in Mind (physical activities to help with mental health and wellbeing)

The You Trust


YPI (counselling to 11 to 25 year olds in Basingstoke and Deane)

Zero Suicide Alliance (free suicide prevention training)

Pain (chronic)

Escape Pain (for people with chronic pain of the knee and/or hip joint) 

My Live Well With Pain

Pain Concern

Pain Toolkit (pain self management)

Relationships and sexual health

Avert (HIV and AIDS information)

Family Planning Association

Let's Talk About It (NHS Hampshire sexual health services)

Relate (relationship and marriage counselling)

Sexual Advice Association (male and female sexual problems)

Terrence Higgins Trust (HIV and sexual health information and services)

Stomach, bowel

Bladder and Bowel Foundation (incontinence)

Coeliac UK  

Colostomy Association

Crohn’s and Colitis UK  

Guts UK  

IA (ileostomy and internal pouch support group)

IBS Network

PBC Foundation (primary biliary cirrhosis)