Useful links

Recommended by endometriosis patients and specialists

Online information and support from across the internet

A wide range of useful external resources we have become aware of for further support and information on endometriosis.

Simply click the titles below to access the websites.

Bladder & Bowel Foundation

This charity provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline for anyone who suffers from bladder and bowel control problems.

British Acupuncture Council

Has a searchable database that lists all uk-based acupuncturists who meet national standards of practice for acupuncture in the UK.

British Association For Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

Provides information on nutritional therapy and nutrition, how to find a registered nutritionist and how to prepare for a nutritional consultation. Also contains a searchable database to allow you to search for local nutritionists.

British Infertility Counselling Association

Seeks to promote the highest standards of counselling for those considering or undergoing fertility investigations and treatment. The website includes a searchable database to find an accredited counsellor.

British Nutrition Foundation

Provides information on healthy living and nutrition science to people so that they can make their own informed health and lifestyle choices. They also provide online training courses.

British Society For Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

An organisation aiming to improve standards treating women with gynaecological problems. You can use the website to search for accredited endometriosis treatment centres in the UK.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau / Citizens Advice Scotland provide free, confidential, independent advice on a variety of issues including financial, legal, disability, housing and employment.

Counselling Directory

The website has a national register of psychotherapists and counsellors, and provides information to help you choose a therapist.

EXPPECT

The Exppect Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Multidisciplinary Teams aim to provide high-quality, evidence-based and patient-centred management of pelvic pain, including all grades of endometriosis.

Endometriosis Association of Ireland

The Endometriosis Association Of Ireland was formed in 1987 to provide information and support for women with endometriosis. The association is run on a voluntary basis, mostly by women who have endometriosis themselves.

Endometriosis.org

Endometriosis.org is the global forum for news and information in endometriosis. It provides up to date information on the latest endometriosis research.

Endometriosis UK

Endometriosis UK is a national patient organisation and charity which aims to improve the lives of people affected by endometriosis and to decrease the impact it has on those with the condition and their families and friends.

European Society Of Human Reproduction & Embryology

Patient version of the Eshre guideline on management of women with endometriosis.

Headspace

A resource teaching users how to meditate.

HOPE (Healthy Optimal Periods For Everyone)

Healthy Optimal Periods For Everyone (Hope) s a website all about periods and menstrual health. It was created to inform and educate everyone about menstruation.

Infertility Network UK

Provides support and information to those who are struggling with infertility. The website provides details on how to apply for NHS funding for fertility treatment.

Miscarriage Association

Offer support and information to anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy through their website, support groups and helpline service.

Nutritionist Resource

This site gives information about endometriosis and how diet can help. Please note: we do not take any responsibility for the content of this link, or have any commercial interest in it.

Pelvic Pain Support Network

A patient led organisation that:

  • provides support, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain, their families and carers
  • promotes education about pelvic pain in the curriculum of health professionals and amongst the public
  • encourages and supports research to increase knowledge and understanding of the impact of pelvic pain

Samaritans

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, by telephone, email, letter, or face to face.

The British Pain Society

The patient section of the website contains a list of uk-based pain clinics, a frequently asked questions section and a suggested reading section.

The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Provides details of complementary therapy practitioners who meet national standards of competence and practice.

The National Centre For Complementary & Integrative Health

An American website providing information about complementary medicines, including acupuncture.

The Pain Association

This site has information about pain management-related topics and pain management groups held in some parts of Scotland.

Women’s Health Concern (WHC)

WHC provides a confidential, independent service to advise, inform and reassure women about their gynaecological, sexual and post reproductive health.

Let’s Talk Menopause

Ruth Devlin founded Let’s Talk Menopause to raise awareness and provide accurate information on the menopause. She is passionate about providing accessible, evidence-based information and support for anyone experiencing the menopause, for employers and for health care professionals (hcp) supporting those going through this transitional stage in their lives.

The Borders Menopause Clinic

The Borders Menopause Clinic was established in 2022 by Dr. Rebecca Smithson. She worked as a GP at Coldstream Health Centre for 13 years, and has worked as a GP in palliative care at the Margaret Kerr unit at the Borders General Hospital since 2013. Rebecca is a qualified western medical acupuncturist and is a member of the British Acupuncture Society, as well as holding a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy. She teaches advanced communication skills to a variety of healthcare practitioners, and has training in cognitive behavioural therapy and coaching and mentoring.

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