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Your GP is a good source of information and advice.

University of Liverpool Student Health Service Available to Liverpool University students. A referral can be made to a student health psychologist. Ground floor, Student Services Centre, Bedford Street North

Tel: 0151 794 4720/582

NHS Direct

A source of information and guidance is available on a range of physical and emotional problems.

Giving up Smoking

Contact Roy Castle Fagends for free help on giving up smoking (0800 195 2131)

Testicular Cancer

Young men are most at risk from testicular cancer, so it is important for you to check your testicles regularly so you know what's normal for you. To help you with this, here is a guide from Cancer Research
UK: http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=3570 .

The most common symptoms of testicular cancer are a lump in the testicle. This may be accompanied by a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum of the affected side. There may also be pain in the testicle or scrotum itself, or in the lower abdomen. Remember, most lumps are harmless, but if you are worried for whatever reason go straight to your GP.

For further information visit

1) Orchid (registered charity no 1080540), which has a selection of leaflets available online about testicular, prostate and penile cancers

www.orchid-cancer.org.uk
info@orchid-cancer.co.uk

2) Cancer Research UK
www.cancerresearchuk.org

Coping with Cancer

The three places to start for general help or advice on coping with any aspect of cancer, are Cancerbackup, Macmillan and Cancer Research UK. They should also be able to help direct you to more appropriate resources in your local area for the type of cancer that is affecting you or a loved one.

1) Cancerbackup (registered charity no 1019719)

Visit the website (www.cancerbackup.org.uk) for information on any type of cancer or treatment. You can also order free booklets online or by ringing 020 7696 9003. Also use the website to find your nearest local centre

You can also contact their specialist centre information nurses for information support or practical advice.

Freephone 0808 800 1234 (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm)

2) Macmillan (registered charity no 261017)
www.macmillan.org.uk

Ring Macmillan Cancerline [Freephone 0808 808 2020 (Mon-Fri 9am-10pm)] for help and moral support if you are worried about cancer or if you have any questions. They have links to an interpreter service with up to 150 languages covered and also provide a textphone service for deaf and hard of hearing people on 0808 808 0121.

You can also email cancerline@macmillan.org.uk

3) Cancer Research UK (registered charity no 1089464)

You can contact Cancer Research UK's information nurses if you want to talk about cancer, and all calls and emails are confidential.

Direct line 020 7061 8355
Freephone 0800 226237 (0800 CANCER)

email: cancerinfo@cancer.org.uk
www.cancerresearchuk.org

Emotional Well-being

  • Bullybusters
    A helpline is provided for people experiencing bullying as well as more general advice and information about bullying
  • Eating Disorders Association
    An association which offers advice, information and support to anyone experiencing eating related problems
  • Liverpool University Counselling Service
    A confidential service (including drop-in facility) is available for Liverpool University Students. 14 Oxford Street. Liverpool L69 7WX
  • (Tel) 0161 794 3304
  • Liverpool Self-Help and Support Group
    A support group is available on the first Monday of each month (6.30 pm-8.30 pm) Mersey Eating Disorders Support Club, The Casbah Coffee Club, 8 Hymans Green, Liverpool Contact Lyn: 01744 606829
  • Merseyside Eating Disorders Service
    An NHS outpatient service is available through self-referral or by your GP.
  • 31 Bowness Avenue, Southport, PR4 3QP
  • MIND
    A national charity offering information, support and advice on a wide range of mental health issues
  • The Samaritans
    Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,
  • 08457 90 90 90 or 01517088888
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