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12 Sources of further information and support for patients and carers

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)

8 Fredrick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HB Tel: 0131 225 4725 - Fax: 0131 225 4759 - E-mail:

ASH Scotland is a voluntary organisation providing expert information and advice on all aspects of tobacco. It provides a range of written information including advice on passive smoking, smoking and young people, smoking cessation and smoking policies in the workplace.

Blood Pressure Association

60 Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0QS

Tel: 020 8772 4994 (Monday - Friday,9.30am - 5.30pm) - Fax: 020 8772 4999 - E-mail Information Service:

The Blood Pressure Association (BPA) helps people with high blood pressure to become more involved in controlling their condition. Provides a range of information including management of hypertension, medications, lifestyle changes and other risk factors.

British Cardiac Patients Association

BCPA Head Office, 2 Station Road, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB4 5QJ

Tel: 0800 479 2800 - Fax: 01954 202 022 ? E-mail:

The British Cardiac Patients Association is a charitable organisation run by volunteers providing support, advice and information to cardiac patients and their carers.

British Heart Foundation (Scotland)

4 Shore Place, Edinburgh, EH6 6WW

Tel: 0131 555 5891 - Heart Information line: 08450 70 80 70 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) - E-mail:

The British Heart Foundation provides a telephone information service for those seeking information on heart health issues. Also provides a range of written materials offering advice and information to CHD patients and carers. Topics include physical activity, smoking and diabetes.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

65 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LT Tel: 0131 225 6963 - Helpline: 0845 0776000 - E-mail:

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland providesa24houradvicelineofferingconfidential,independent advice on all aspects of chest, heart and stroke illness. A series of information booklets, factsheets and videos is available free of charge to patients and carers. There are over 30 cardiac support groups in Scotland which are affiliated to CHSS, patients can contact CHSS for details of their nearest local support group.

Depression Alliance Scotland

3 Grosvenor Gardens, Edinburgh, EH12 5JU Tel: 0131 467 3050 - E-mail:

Depression Alliance Scotland provides information and support for people in Scotland who have depression.

Diabetes UK

10 Parkway, London, NW1 7AA

Tel: 020 7424 1000 - Careline: 0845 120 2960 (Monday to Friday - 9.00am - 5.00pm) - E-mail:

Diabetes UK is a national organisation providing information and advice on all aspects of diabetes such as diabetic care and diet. Provides a series of information leaflets including Diabetes UK?s own magazine Balance.

Heart UK

7 North Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1PE

Tel: 01628 628 638 (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4pm) ? Fax: 01628 628 698 - E-mail:

Heart UK is a national charity aiming to offer information and support to anyone at high risk of CHD, particularly families with inherited high cholesterol. It provides a range of information including management of CHD by lifestyle, drugs and diet.

High Blood Pressure Foundation

Department of Medical Sciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU Tel: 0131 332 9211 (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 5pm) - Fax: 0131 332 9211 - E-mail:

The High Blood Pressure Foundation is a registered charity which aims to improve the assessment, treatment and public awareness of high blood pressure. It provides arange of information leaflets including understanding high blood pressure and cholesterol and cardiovascular risk.

Mental Health Foundation (Scotland)

Merchant's House, 30 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EG Tel: 0141 572 0125 - E-mail:

The Mental Health Foundation helps people prevent, cope with and recover from mental health problems. It provides a range of factsheets on mental health issues including anxiety and depression.

NHS Health Scotland

Woodburn House, Canaan Lane, Edinburgh, EH10 4SG

Tel: 0131 536 5500 - Textphone: 0131 535 5503 - Fax: 0131 535 5501 - E-mail: (information on obtaining Health Scotland publications); (help with general health information enquiries)

NHS Health Scotland is a special health board within NHS Scotland. The organisation provides information on projects, publications, support groups and information leaflets relating to CHD.

NHS 24

Tel: 0845 4 24 24 24 -

NHS 24 is a nurse led service for members of the public. It is a helpline offering health information, advice and help over the phone.

Scotland's Health on the Web -

This website provides public access to publications relating to CHD such as the strategy for CHD and stroke in Scotland.

Scottish Nutrition and Diet Resources Initiative

Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA Tel: 0141 331 8479 - Fax: 0141 331 8795 - E-mail:

The Scottish Nutrition and Diet Resources Initiative produces a range of easily accessible resources on nutrition and diet, which give consistent health messages to health professionals and the public.

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