As a member of Bladder Health UK you will receive an enormous amount of support and practical help. If you so wish, you can be put in touch with other members who are local to you, either to meet face-to-face or by telephone. Listed below are just a few of the benefits of being a member.
Access to Advice Line
The advice line is open from 9.30am to 2.00pm 5 days a week and if we cannot anwer a call please leave a message and we will call you back asap. The advice line is staffed by an expert Patient, a recently retired Uro-gynaecology nurse and a specialist continence nurse. We also have a medical panel we can refer to for additional support.
1 "Bladder Health is an amazing charity, always there to listen, help, support. I always feel better after talking to the ladies on the helpdesk – bless you ladies "
Exclusive Free Members’ Magazine
A topical and informative colour magazine is sent free to all members, 3 times a year. Features include medical articles by leading urologists and other healthcare professionals, news of local meetings, members’ experiences and self-help ideas, life story media features, the latest research information, fundraising ……and much more. Members are encouraged to write to us about their own experiences and can also pose questions to our medical experts and advisors.
Membership and Can't Wait Card
All members will receive a dual membership and can't wait card that can be used in crowded public toilets, shops, theatres etc. This is a great reassurance to many members who suffer from urgency, as this can be overwhelming and sometimes painful.
Local Co-ordinators and Phone-Pals Network
We have a nationwide network of support groups and telephone-help to enable you to share information with other sufferers to help alleviate isolation.
Our specialist nutrition telephone helpline service, is an individual way of offering confidential help and support on the subjects of nutrition, diet, detection of trigger foods, plus advice on vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements.
Free Handbooks for new members
New members receive a free handbook giving practical self-help and comprehensive information appertaining to their condition. The handbooks are updated regularly and are also available to existing members at a minimal cost of £2.50 per handbook.
For a very small cost, informative books on bladder illness and continence issues can be borrowed.
Resources and Fact Sheets
We have a wide range of in-depth fact sheets and transcripts plus a comprehensive resource list which enables members to select the information needed.
These cards are available for members with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome who are being admitted into hospital. It explains what your bladder condition is, how you may need to frequently go to the toilet and what should be done if you are confined to bed.
Can’t Wait Cards - available in foreign languages
For those travelling abroad, additional cards may be obtained in the following languages: French, German, Danish, Swedish, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch and Italian.
The Bladder Friendly Recipe Book
The Bladder Friendly Recipe Book was produced by the Charity, compiled from recipes tried and tested by sufferers of bladder illness. This booklet is available to purchase for £2 or free to new members.
The Bladder Friendly Diet Booklet
The Bladder Friendly Diet gives advice on which foods and supplements are best for good bladder health.
Advice Line: 0121 702 0820
"We give time to all those who need information and advice."