Where do I go for clinical or disease information?
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.
P atient UK
Popular website loaded with self help information.
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service
Information on Healthier Living
BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.
Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.
Many of the issues for male and female victims are the same (the controlling nature of abuse, the cycle of abuse, the complexities of leaving, the damaging effects on the children etc.)
Some facts and figures
In 2014/15, 2.8% of men (equivalent to 500,000) and 6.5% of women (equivalent to 1.1 million) experienced partner abuse: For every three victims of partner abuse, two will be female and one will be male.
In 2014/15, 19 died at the hands of their partner or ex-partner compared with 81 women
In Lancashire 4,817 men in 2015 and 6,003 men in 2014 reported domestic abuse
60% of male victims do not recognise they’re a victim
Male victims are less than half as likely as women to tell anyone about the partner abuse they are suffering from. Only 10% of male victims will tell the police (26% women), only 23% will tell a person in an official position (43% women) and only 11% (23% women) will tell a health professional.
Watch this video!!!!! ABUSE IS ABUSE Please be aware this video contains bad language!
MENS HELP LINE freephone - 0808 801 0327 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, Or Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMENS HELP LINE freephone - 0808 2000 247 24h - website Womens Domestic Helpline
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