The Bravewell Collaborativeis a group of philanthropists who are supporting integrative medicine in American healthcare in such areas as preventive medicine, patient empowerment, nutrition, complementary modalities and medical training curriculum enhancement.
A holistic health community of individual practitioners, health centres, spas and retreats, training providers, stores, suppliers, professional organisations, media, students, and any other individuals or organisations with an active interest in holistic health and living.
A holistic mapthat lists all UK holistic practitioners with the purpose of promoting holistic ideals and linking up with other like-minded souls.
Planetree is a USA based organisation that promotes innovative models of healthcare that focus on healing and nurturing body, mind and spirit, and has a more humanistic approach.
Scientific and Medical Network was founded in 1973 and has grown into an educational charity delivering courses, events and publications on interdisciplinary ideas in science, medicine, philosophy and spirituality.
International Critical Psychiatry Network is a meeting place and forum for those interested in critical thinking and alternative approaches to psychiatry.
NHS this is the official entry point to all NHS services and information
Scottish NHS site not just for Scots but some useful educational resources for NHS staff.
Research articles that has a wealth of accessible information on health and well-being. BHMA member, James Hawkins, an Edinburgh-based medical doctor and psychotherapist, runs it.
Comprehensive Information for patients, professionals and carers on all aspects of health and disease. Used by many doctors as source of patient information.'
Patients experience of health and illness, which is based on qualitative research into patient's experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford. Local hospital opinions by patients and carers Also includes hospices and mental health services. People share the story of what happened to them or their family when they were ill.
William Bloom is one of the UK’s most experienced teachers, healers and authors in the field of holistic development. He runs excellent courses, and provides a useful reading list of contemporary books on spirituality.
The Faculty of Integrated Medicine's diploma in the Study of Integrated Medicine is aimed at medical doctors and postgraduate nurses. This groundbreaking course aims to define the role and training standards of the Integrated Medicine doctor and nurse in order to establish a benchmark.
The Janki Foundation charity has produced a training program called Values in healthcare a spiritual approach.' Trained facilitators run a variety of workshops for healthcare professionals on caring for yourself, spiritual care, personal and professional values, finding peace, co-operation at work and being compassionate.
Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor university offer 2-day introductory workshops each semester and run a 8-week programme three times a year commencing in February, May and October in Bangor, taught in a group of up to 25 people.
Coaching consultancy and training service for health care and other professionals, specialising in performance coaching for managers, work-related problems, and career development.
Freshwinds Institute of Integrated Medicine (FIIM), Birmingham (UK) was established in 2000. The Institute offers flexible CPD modules and short courses in integrated medicine for medical and complementary therapy professionals and will also be offering a Postgraduate Education in Integrated Medicine, all of which will be available to learners through an online learning system.
The Findhorn Foundation offers a range of holistic workshops, programmes and events in their unique environment of their working community and eco village. Their programmes are an integral part of the community's work and give participants practical experience of how to apply spiritual and holistic values in daily life.
Fit for life provides structured programmes to help build resilience and combat stress in the workplace. It integrates mindfulness and CBT in a practical and accessible way.
Complementary therapies in cancer care. Christie hospital offering a combination of courses, diplomas and conferences for complementary therapists and health care professionals. The course brochure has been split into 3 sections: Conferences, Diplomas and Study Days
The Equality Trust was founded in 2009 to coincide with the publication of The Spirit Level - why equality is better for everyone. It exists to campaign for wider recognition of the damaging effects of income inequality on many aspects of society, including health, and for action to towards a more equal society.
Climate and health Council is an international organisation which is aiming to mobilise health professionals across the world to take action to limit climate change. You can get ideas what you can do as an individual and within the NHS.
Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment. Their mission is conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the well-being and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.
The Centre for sustainable healthcare- a network of clinicians, academics and students supporting action to transform healthcare for a sustainable future. Projects include Green Nephrology, Green OT, the NHS Forest and sustainable health teaching.
10:10 CampaignTo encourage individuals and organisations to unite behind one simple idea: that together we can take the first step to solve climate change. Over 40 NHS Trusts have signed up. Why not pledge to cut your own emissions by 10% and then ask your employer to do the same?
Doctors for the Environment (Australia) is dedicated to advocacy and education about the need to conserve and restore the natural environment with a strong focus on the human health impact of climate change and other environmental risks. An active campaigning group with a strong student membership
The Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) network is a fast-growing group of clinicians, academics and students who have been developing teaching materials linked to Tomorrow’s Doctors outcomes on developing sustainable healthcare teaching. Network members have regular telephone conferences and occasional meetings to discuss activities, progress and share ideas. Teaching materials (lesson plans, slide packs)
The Medical Students International Network (MedSIN) began in 1996 and is a network of students with branches at universities across the UK. Their mission is "To create a network of students, empowered to effect tangible social and political change in health on a local, national and global level through education, advocacy and community action."
Resurgence magazine a magazine for people who care about the environment, love reading, enjoy new ideas and are looking for inspiration on sustainable living. Edited by Satish Kumar.
Schumacher College run education courses with an innovative approach to learning and using experts from round the world to understand and find solutions for the most pressing ecological and social concerns of modern life.
Centre for alternative technology has an education and visitor centre which demonstrates practical solutions for sustainability covering all aspects of green living: environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.
The new economics foundation is an independent think-and-do tank that aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.
The World Wildlife Fund highlight climate change as one of the main issues that affects wildlife and on thieir website have lots of suggestions of things that you can do-before it is too late.
The People´s Health Movement (PHM) is a grassroots people's movement owing its genesis to many health networks and activists concerned by the growing inequalities in health over the last 25 years. The PHM calls for a revitalisation of the principles of the Alma-Ata Declaration which promised Health for All by the year 2000
Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine library (CAMLIS,) can use both print and on-line collections for reference. Library staff will do their best to help you with your queries.
Information on complemenetary therapies. The RCCM was founded in 1983 by a group of enthusiastic practitioners and researchers from both orthodox and complementary medicine. Their aim is to develop and extend the evidence base for complementary medicine.
Mindfulness has been the subject of much research with thousands of research papers written on the applications of mindfulness, and its impacts on people's lives. This website provides links to a sample of 500 papers, besides a whole lot of other useful information.
Diseases and symptoms
Back pain is the focus of this society and it provides useful information and a network of local branches.
Chronic pain. This is a useful resource with information on many common forms of chronic pain.
Depression. The leading uk charity for people sufferring with depression. Publishes useful downloadable leaflets
Irritable bowel syndrome The website for IBS sufferers and relevant therapies
Irritable bowel syndrome audio CD,s by BHMA member michael mahoney a clinical hypnotherapist in Warrington, has been running this website for over 10 years
Mesothelioma up to date and comprehensive information ranging from a complete list of symptoms to treatment options and steps to take after a diagnosis.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Network in an American based website that was created and developed to provide answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma as well as their families and loved ones. The website utilizes and references only the most reputable sources to educate on the many issues surrounding asbestos use. Visitors to the site will find the latest medical information needed to recognize and combat related diseases like mesothelioma, which in America affects an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people every year.
Advice and counselling. Formerly the Bristol Cancer Centre, they are a charity, which offers specialist support including complementary therapies, nutritional advice & counselling for people living with cancer & their carers.
Resource and information. Excellent resource to help cancer sufferers find information they need, at the time they need it, and in the format that they prefer. There is also a telephone helpline daytime 7 days a week.
Help with symptoms A comprehensive section on living with symptoms or side effects of various treatments. In addition the 'cancer back up site offer a range of information leaflets, which can be downloaded or obtained by phoning their helpline. Cancerbackup merged with Macmillan Cancer Support in April 2008.
Coping with cancer Very useful information on issues such as coping with fatigue and pain. It also provides a reading list and details of relevant organisations
Bereaved parents A charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of others who have suffered the death of a child/children.
Member's holistic connections
Alison Grimstone A GP that shares how complementary therapies and nutritional supplements work, in animals and people.
James Hawkins His website is great for reviews of research articles and he has a wealth of accessible information on health and well-being. An excellent website for holistic health.
Jacqueline Carol Corah Sale of healing crystal pendants.
Sue Cornes Deep tissue Marma and acupressure therapist,
Helena Fone An EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner, has her own website and provides comprehensive information on the therapy.
Jan Alcoe Solution-focused hypnotherapy and performance coaching in Brighton & Hove.
Sibani Roy Teaches meditation.
Lou Beckerman Community Musician and Healing Arts Practitioner. Courses and CD,s for sale.
Reena Biswas Validated and accredited professional courses in hypnotherapy. Specialises in past life regression and sexual problems. Practicing in Milton Keynes.
Ruth Noble Unwinding and transforming memory held in the energy body, through spontaneous dynamic physical expression. Training sessions available.
The largest selections in Europe of Essential Oils, Absolute Dilutions and Attars. They are constantly researching ever more unique and very hard to find natural oils.
Kathryn Colas Information on menopause awareness and how you can improve well being.
Michael Mahoney Clinical Hypnotherapist in Warrington, has been running this website for over 10 years for IBS sufferers.
Nick Hare Information on mesothelioma ranging from a complete list of symptoms, to treatment options and steps to take after a diagnosis.
Lorraine Davis The Holistic Healthcare and Education Centre is a relaxing sanctuary in rural Herefordshire offering complementary treatments, workshops and training courses accredited by the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Peter Bloch Healing in Wilmslow, Cheshire: Bloch Healing is a touch therapy based on 'person-centred' principles. Also there is a website for healers with interesting articles on health and healing outlining the systematic use of ethical relating as a method of healing.