A-Z of patient, carer and public stakeholders

This section provides selected links to other websites for patients, carers and members of the public. All sites listed must comply with our links protocol.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Macmillan merged with Cancerbackup on 1st April 2008 to ensure that everyone affected by cancer will get better access to high-quality information at every stage of their cancer journey.

Malehealth (MHF)

Malehealth is run by the Men's Health Forum, the UK's charity working to improve men's health. Malehealth provides essential, accurate, easy-to-use information about the key health problems that affect men.

Marie Stopes International

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is the UK's leading provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. The nationwide network of centres see over 100,000 men and women each year who come for information, advice and professional help with abortion, contraception, sterilisation and health screening.

MDF The BiPolar Organisation

User-led self help organisation works to enable people affected by manic depression/bipolar to take control of their lives. Self Help Groups, quarterly journal, Self Management courses, eCommunity, peer-to-peer support (Wales), 24 hour helpline, travel insurance scheme, employment advocacy.

ME Association (MEA)

The ME Association provides services and information to people throughout the UK with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalopathy)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation aims to defeat meningitis and septicaemia through vital scientific research. The Foundation promotes symptoms awareness to the public, produces educational resources and treatment algorithms for health professionals, and campaigns for improvements in prevention and care. The charity supports people affected through its 24-hour helpline and befriending programme.

Meningitis Trust, The

Is for everyone affected by meningitis to have access to support for life and for awareness levelels of the disease to be such that lives are saved. We are the only meningtis charity to provide free professional services to those affected by the disease.

Men's Health Forum, The

The centre of excellence for men's health policy and practice. The MHF runs www.malehealth.co.uk, the award winning health information website.

Mental Health Foundation (UK)
The leading UK charity working in mental health and learning disabilities. With pioneering research and community projects we aim to improve the support available for people with mental health problems and people with learning disabilities.
Mentor - the drug prevention charity

We believe that prevention is better than cure and focus our efforts on promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people to reduce the damage that drugs can do to their lives.


Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress. In all our work we promote our values: informed, determined, diversity, integrity and partnership.

Mouth Cancer Foundation (MCF)

The Mouth Cancer Foundation is a charity dedicated to supporting people with mouth, throat and other head & neck cancer face the crisis of cancer through its website's onlne support group, its telephone helpline, patient advocacy activities and support of research related to survivorship issues. The charity is also focused on increasing awareness of the early signs of mouth cancers and the need for early diagnosis to improve survival through its mouth cancer awareness campaign and events.

Multiple Sclerosis Trust / MS Trust

We are a charity working with and for the 85,000 people in the UK with MS. Our vision is to enable people with MS to live their lives to the full.
We provide:

- information that is tailored to what people want to know

- education for health professionals about what people with MS need

- research into better management of MS

- support for anyone affected by MS

Myeloma UK

Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK that deals exclusively with myeloma. The charity offers people affected by this rare form of cancer a broad and innovative range of services - from information and support, to improving standards of treatment and care through education, research, campaigning and raising awareness.

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