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Helpful links

The following links are recommended by Endometriosis UK, women with endometriosis, and endometriosis specialists.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation

This charity provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline anyone who suffers from bladder and bowel control problems.


British Acupuncture Council

Has a searchable database of that lists all UK based acupuncturists who meet national standards of practice for acupuncture in the UK.


British Association for Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

Provides information on nutritional therapy and nutrition, how to find a registered nutritionist and how to prepare for a nutritional consultation. Contains a searchable database to allow you to search for local nutritionists.


British Infertility Counselling Association

Seeks to promote the highest standards of counselling for those considering or undergoing fertility investigations and treatment. The website includes a searchable database to find an accredited counsellor.


British Nutrition Foundation

Provides information on healthy living and nutrition science to people so that they can make their own informed health and lifestyle choices. They also provide online training courses.


British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

An organisation aiming to improve standards treating women with gynaecological problems. You can use the website to search for accredited endometriosis treatment centres in the UK.


Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau / Citizens Advice Scotland provide free, confidential, independent advice on a variety of issues including financial, legal, disability, housing and employment.


Counselling Directory

The website has a national register of psychotherapists and counsellors and provides information to help you choose a therapist.


DiaryDoll

DiaryDoll sell special knickers for women who suffer with periods or pelvic floor or post-maternity problems. They contain a secret waterproof panel to protect clothing and bedding against any embarrassing leaks.


Edspace

Edinburgh Mental Health Information. A website for anyone with an interest in mental health and well-being. This website includes links to self-help information and Lothian resources.


Endometriosis Assosiation of Ireland

The Endometriosis Association of Ireland was formed in 1987, to provide information and support for women with endometriosis. The association is run on a voluntary basis, mostly by women who have endometriosis themselves.


Endometriosis UK

Endometriosis UK is a national patient organisation and charity which aims to improve the lives of people affected by endometriosis and to decrease the impact it has on those with the condition and their families and friends.


Endometriosis.org

Endometriosis.org is the global forum for news and information in endometriosis. It provides up to date information on the latest endometriosis research.


Endo Bonds Scotland

Endo Bonds is a not for profit working in Scotland to produce current information on Endometriosis. Endo Bonds is founded by people who have Endometriosis themselves; their booklet hopes to offer further clarify and comfort at the start of your diagnosis journey.


European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology

Patient version of the ESHRE Guideline on management of women with endometriosis.


Gov.uk – Civil legal advice (Only for England and Wales)

Provides free legal aid for various issues including benefit appeals and discrimination. The website has a questionnaire to help you determine if you are eligible for free legal aid.

There is advice for Scottish residents at Scottish Legal Aid Board.


Headspace

A resource teaching users how to meditate.


Health Unlocked

Connects hundreds of thousands of members who wish to discuss medical issues through its hosted forums. Endometriosis UK has a moderated forum on Health Unlocked.


HOPE (Healthy Optimal Periods for Everyone)

Healthy Optimal Periods for Everyone (HOPE) is a website all about periods and menstrual health. It was created to inform and educate everyone about menstruation.


Infertilty Network UK

Provides support and information to those who are struggle with infertility. The website provides details on how to apply for NHS funding for fertility treatment.


Miscarriage Association

Offer support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy through their website, support groups and helpline service.


Nutritionist Resource

This site gives information about endometriosis and how diet can help.  Please note: we do not take any responsibility for the content of this link or have any commercial interest in it.


Pain Concern

This site has helpful resources, including ‘Airing Pain’ downloadable radio shows on pain management related topics.


Pelvic Pain Support Network

A patient led organisation that:

  • Provides support, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain, their families and carers
  • Promotes education about pelvic pain in the curriculum of health professionals and amongst the public 
  • Encourages and supports research to increase knowledge and understanding of the impact of pelvic pain

Relate

Provides relationship counselling. Has a searchable database of local registered counsellors.


Samaritans

Provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, by telephone, email, letter, or face to face.


The British Pain Society

The patient section of the website contains a list of UK-based pain clinics, a frequently asked questions section and a suggested reading section.


The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Provides details of complementary therapy practitioners who meet national standards of competence and practice.


The National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health

An American website providing information about complementary medicines, including acupuncture.


The Pain Association

This site has information about pain management related topics and pain management groups held in some parts of Scotland.