Our Contact details:

If you receive an email from us, it may be sent from 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 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' is the international site provided for World Barrett's Day (16 May)

Barrett's UK ( provides a directory to sites and useful information carried on the internet specific to Barrett's Oesophagus. - free book on management and complications of acid reflux.

Other Patient support groups specifically for those with Acid reflux / Barrett's:

Essex group (affiliated to Barrett's Wessex):

Wales group (affiliated to Barrett's Wessex):

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. is an interantinal collaboration sepcific to Barrett's Oesophagus, established to commemorate World Barrett's Day (16th May).

Action Against Heartburn (AAH)

Consortium of charities promoting earlier diagnosis of oesophageal cancer

Linked to from the left navigation pane.

Heartburn Cancer UK Provides patient support for those with Oesophageal cancer and Barrett's Oesophagus.

Other charities working to reduce deaths to oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA) for those affected by oesophageal cancer.

Portsmouth group of OPA

(Support for Portsmouth and the Local Area of South Hants)

Oxfordshire Oesophageal and Stomach Organisation is a support charity for those affected by oesophageal or stomach cancers.

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.

Wessex Cancer Trust exists to provide local support for people living with or affected by cancer, irrespective of their age.

Other members of Action Against Heartburn are:

The Association of Upper GI surgeons (AUGIS)

Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

Campaign Against Reflux Disease (CARD)

Ochre Charity (Scotland)


Guts UK (formerly CORE)

Michael Blake Foundation

Overseas groups

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.

Asenbar (Asociatión de enformos de esóphago de Barrett) is the Spanish equivalent of Barrett's Wessex, also operating in Mexico,

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

The Barrett's forum has been replaced with the BarrettsEsophagusAwareness Facebook group

Other UK based forums: have a number of forums including some dedicated to aspects of reflux and acid.

US based forums:

MD Junction hosts many forums including the following: Barrett's Esophagus, GERD and Esophageal Cancer

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:



Daily Strength



For mums with infants suffering reflux problems, Infant Reflux Disease has a forum here, whilst LivingWithReflux have moved their forum to facebook.

Facebook groups:

Most of the charities linked to above also have facebook pages. Barrett's Wessex's is linked to on the left pane. Barrett's Oesophagus UK has

These groups also exist. Being closed groups you have to apply for membership.

Barrett's Esophagus Awareness (moderated by Barrett's Wessex)

Raising Awareness - cancer of the oesophagus

Nissen Fundoplication

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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