This database, which will be regularly updated, contains the contact details of health-related voluntary groups in the Yorkshire and the Humber region that are interested in working with clinicians and researchers to develop research proposals and grant applications. The database is searchable by city and by disease/health area. All listed groups have agreed to have their contact details contained in this database. Researchers are encouraged to make contact with relevant groups directly. Once contact has been made, the group(s) will decide whether or not they wish to be involved with the development of the research.

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Group NameHealth / Disease AreaContact NameContact AddressContact Details
Anaphylaxis Campaign, SheffieldInflammatory and immune systemAnita,
Aspergers Youth Group (AYG)Karena, 01302 320879
Attention Deficit Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Doncaster Support GroupNeurologicalJan, 01302 322894
Aurora CentreCancerAlison LuscombeThe Aurora Centre , c/o Chatsfield Suite, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2, 01302 553198
Barnsley & District Branch - Parkinson's Disease SocietyNeurologicalMrs G SpencerThe Emanuel Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, S75 1DT, 01226 321511
Barnsley Beacon Support ServicesSubstance misuseJune Marshall19 Doncaster Road, Barnsley, S70, 01226 242990
Barnsley Churches Drugs ProjectSubstance misuseCaroline HydeSt Peters Church Hall, Doncaster Road, Barnsley,, 01226 321877
Barnsley Older Peoples Community ForumOlder adultsJoan Horbury72 Market Street, Barnsley, S70, 01226285469 or 01226283560
Cardiovascular Research Patient PanelCardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic surgeryRachel DwyerChesterman Wing, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, S5
Choice SupportLearning disabilityDave HelmUnit 5 Clarke Hall Farm, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF1, 01924 299399
Comfort Club 2Womens healthColette Smallman/Rachel JonesRACHELJ1968@AOL.COM, 07721912872 or 07853948264
Dearne Valley Cancer Support GroupCancerPete Foster, Louise Evans34 St Marys Crescent, Swinton, Rotherham, S64 8QL, 01709 582180 or 01709 877229
Diabetes Support GroupMetabolic and endocrineGina Harris722 Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, S9, 0114 305 1059
Diabetes UK - DoncasterMetabolic and endocrineTerry AbelDiabetes & Endocrine Centre, Doncaster Royal Infirmary,,
Doncaster Take HeartCardiovascularJoe, 07727 161998
Fibromyalgia Support GroupMelanie, 0845 458 2110
HeadwaysCancerPatients Library, Floor 3Weston Park Hospital, Whitham Road, Sheffield, S10, 0114 226 5390
Hearing Voices & Paranoia Self Help GroupMental healthPeter BullimoreLimbrick Centre, Limbrick Road, Sheffield, S6, 0114 271 8210
Hepatitis C Social Work ServiceInfectionThea WilliamsSheffield Forge Centre, 6 Claremont Place, Sheffield, S10, 0114 226 1142
JCS Community Spirit LtdCancer / childrenJean Housley671 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, S8,, 07776 492980
Jessop Wing Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Neonatology GroupsObstetrics, gynaecology, neonatologyClare PyeRoom 30, Level 4, Jessop Wing, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield, S10, 0114 2268515
Leger MEM.E.Mike Valentinec/o 10 Thellusson Avenue, Scawsby, Doncaster, DN5, 01302 787353
LifelineMental healthVictoria SwinbourneTurning Point, Milton House, 27 Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60, 01709 364804
MAAN - Somali Mental HealthMental health / BMESaeed Maan8 Paradise Street, Sheffield, S1,,
MS Society Barnsley BranchNeurologicalMartyn S Connelly7 Kestrel Rise, Birdwell, Barnsley, S70, 01226 286650
North Trent Cancer Research Network Consumer Research PanelCancerJacqui,
Parkinsons Disease Society Sheffield BranchNeurologicalVal Heap10 Woodholm Road, Sheffield, S11, 0114 262 0468
Patient and Public Panel for Hepatitis and Community InfectionsHepatitis B & C, community infections including TB, C-difficile, influenza & meningitisTracey SuttonRoom 319, 3rd Floor, Broomcross Building, Whitham Road, Sheffield, S10, 0114 2711889
Professional Services Directorate Patient PanelVariousSabrina EltringhamProfessional Services Directorate, Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, 14, Claremont Crescent, S10, 0114 2712676
Rotherham Drug Services - Families & Friends Support ServiceSubstance misuseMadge WilsonDoncaster and South Humber Healthcare Trust, Clearways, Effingham Street, Rotherham, S65, 01709 302668
Rotherham Hard of Hearing SocietyEarMrs C. A. Brown135 West Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S60,
Rotherham MindMental healthSteve KirkRotherham Mind, Amberley Court, 101 Effingham Street, Rotherham, S65, 01709 367648
Rotherham Mind Young Persons Mental Health ServiceMental healthSara GrahamRotherham Mind Young Persons Mental Health Service, Amberley Court, 101 Effingham Street, Rotherham, S65, 01709 367648
Samaritans of Halifax & CalderdaleMental healthTony Wilkinson3 Weavers Court, Sowerby Bridge, HX6, 01422 300529
Sheffield & District Afro Carribean Community Association (SADACCA)BMERicky Bennett48 Wicker, Sheffield, S3, 0114 275 3479
Sheffield & Rotherham Branch Leukaemia ResearchCancerMrs J C Hebblethwaite25 Bradway Road, Bradway, Sheffield, S17 4QQ0114 236 9856
Sheffield & Rotherham Special Olympics GroupNeurologicalPhil, 0114 268 5690
Sheffield Centre for Independent LivingPhysical impairmentJoanne Armitage/Val Bowen/Jacquie StubbsThe Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1, :, 0114 253 6750
Sheffield Coronary SocietyCardiovascularBen, 07946 081224
Sheffield Down Syndrome Support GroupNeurological/ congential disordersRobert Peck1 Stone Dell, Sheffield, S10,
Sheffield Emergency Care Forum (SECF)Emergency careEnid
Sheffield Parent Carer ForumParents/ carers/physical impairment/neurological
Physical impairment/
Eva JuusolaSheffield Carers Centre, 7 Bells Court, Bells Square, Sheffield, S1, 0114 252 1913
Sheffield University of the Third Age (SU3A)Older adultsVera,
Sheffield Well-Being ConsortiumMental health; physical impairmentChloe AllanSuite 19, 99 Parkway Avenue, Sheffield, S9 4WG0114 2270551
Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy ServiceWomens health / mental healthBeth Longstaff44 Daniel Hill, Sheffield, S6, 0114 275 2157
South Yorkshire Centre for Inclusive LivingLynette TrepteM & M Business Park, Doncaster Road, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, DN3, 01302 892949
South Yorkshire Motor Dementia Research Advisory Group (SDEM RAG)Dementia / cognitive impairmentAnnette TaylorDepartment of Neuroscience, The University of Sheffield, 385a Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10, 0114 222 2289
South Yorkshire Motor Neurone Disorders Research Advisory Group (SMND RAG)Neurological / MNDAnnette TaylorDepartment of Neuroscience, The University of Sheffield, 385a Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10
Speakability in YorkshireStrokeGraham JohnsonThe Laurels, 66 Thorne Road,, 01977 796219
Stammering Association (Doncaster)Bob, 7944550540
Survivors of Depression in Transit (SODIT)Mental healthStephanie de la HayeUnit 27, Woodbourn Business Centre, Woodburn Road, Sheffield, S9, 0114 242 1700
The Basement Recovery ProjectSubstance misuseMichelle FosterYMCA Halifax, Halifax, HX1, 01422 383063
The Diabetes Education & Resource CentreMetabolic and endocrineJohn SargeantRotherham District General Hospital, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2UD, 01709 307910
The Lay Advisory Panel for Bone ResearchBone / joint healthSelina BrathertonUniversity of Sheffield, Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism, Department of Human Metabolism, Metabolic Bone Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, S5, 0114 3052005
Treads - M.E. Housebound GroupM.E.Susan Foster29 Rossetti Mount, Flanderwell, Rotherham, S66, 01709 730422
Yorkshire Cancer Network User Partnership GroupCancerColin,
Youth StartYoung adults / sexual healthPaul BoydenStarting Point, 4 Eastwood Lane, Rotherham, S65, 01709 820100
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