Our Contact details:
If you receive an email from us, it may be sent from WessexBarretts@gmail.com but this email address is unmonitored and any responses to it will probably not be seen.
You should be given an email address to respond to or
Enquiries@BarrettsWessex.org.uk which may be diverted to any of the committee.
Telephone or text: 07771 567009
Write to: Barrett's, 6 Braeside Crescent, Southampton, SO19 7AZ
Other Barrett's Wessex initiated sites:
Barrett'sEsophagus.org is the international site provided for World Barrett's Day (16 May)
www.DownWithAcid.org.uk - free book on management and complications of acid reflux.
Other Patient support groups specifically for those with Acid reflux / Barrett's:
National charity sites
Barrett's Oesophagus UK (BOUK) - formerly Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign (BOC)The main national site of the original Barrett's charity packed full of information about the condition linked to from the left navigation pane.
Other charities working to reduce deaths to oesophageal cancer
GOSH (Gastro-Oesophageal Support & Help) group is based in Bristol for patients by patients.
It provides bi-monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every other month between 7:00 and 9:00pm.
They also produce their own newsletter.
The Gutsy Group is a support group for people diagnosed with, or recovering from, oesophageal and gastric cancers. It has three branches covering Worcester, Gloucester and Wrexham /North Wales that tend to meet monthly.
In America, ECAN (the Esophageal Cancer Action Network)'s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between Heartburn and Cancer, promoting early detection, supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect, treat and cure Esophageal Cancer and link patients and families to compassionate support. This national non-profit organization, based in Baltimore, is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders, and families that have been touched by Esophageal Cancer.
Also in America, ECAA (Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association) offers easy-to-read information on Esophageal Cancer (EC) – descriptions of the disease, its diagnosis, staging, treatments, and other factors. Our goal is to create a community of survivors, patients and caregivers that together can provide support and information while also increasing awareness of the disease
In Ireland, the Oesophageal Cancer Fund raises awareness and funds research, holding a "Lollipop Day" annually.
On-line forums / groups
Other UK based forums:
Patient.info have a number of forums including some dedicated to aspects of reflux and acid.
US based forums:
Amongst forums hosted by Health Central, there is one for Acid Reflux.
eHealthForums also has a forum for Acid Reflux.
MedHelp has an "Expert Forum" for GERD.
Johns Hopkins pathology also host a Barrett's Esophagus Discussion Board here.
Heartburn-Help forum may be accessed here.
Others forums may be found here:
These groups also exist. Being closed groups you have to apply for membership.
Barrett's Esophagus Awareness (moderated by Barrett's Wessex)
Links are provided for information purposes only. Inclusion does not imply endorsement of the information or the provider. As with all on-line forums and facebook groups, it is up to the visitor to assess the legitimacy of any advice that is presented.
Do be aware, when browsing the web, there are many sites of dubious quality.
You will find sites selling what they claim to be cures for acid reflux that are probably not worth wasting money on.
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