Help and support

Having Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C may not only have implications for you, but also for your family, loved ones and other areas of your life too.

Finding support can help you and talking to someone can be very useful and important. If you're not ready to tell your family or friends yet, talking to a Healthcare professional can help (details below).

REMEMBER- there are plenty of options available to help you lead a healthy life.

Help and support is available from: Contact number

Hepatitis Specialist nurses:- Karen Patterson and Orla McCormick
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

mobile no

07788883457

Sexual health/Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic- for free confidential information.
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast 028 9063 4050
Causeway Hospital, Coleraine 028 7034 6028
Anderson House, Glenshane Road, Londonderry 028 7161 1269
Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh 028 8283 3189
John Mitchell Place, Newry 028 3083 4215
Portadown Health and Care Centre 028 3083 4215
Downe Hospital, Downpatrick 028 4483 8133

Map of GUM/Sexual Health Clinics in Northern Ireland

Sexual Health Northern Ireland

Harm reduction resources

Northern Ireland Drug and Alcohol Directories of services

Each of the four Northern Ireland Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams (DACTs) has produced a directory of services available in their area.

Drugs and Alcohol App

ASCERT and Queens University Belfast have produced a mobile phone App which is downladable for free on itunes and the android app store. This app provides resources on the theory, practice and legislation related to drugs and alcohol. It also provides information on drugs and services available in Northern Ireland that address drug and alcohol issues.

For iphones click here

For android click here

Helplines

National Drugs Helpline 0800 776 600
Helpline contact numbers-For anyone with concerns about Hepatitis B
Hepatitis B Foundation UK helpline
(10:30 am -8pm, Mon -Fri)
0800 0461911
British Liver Trust helpline
(9am -5pm, Mon -Fri)
0800 6527330
Helpline contact numbers-For anyone with concerns about Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C information line.
(10am-10pm, 7 days a week)
0800 451 451
Hep C Trust helpline number 0845 2234424
RVH Liver Support Group 07737718493

Financial support

Skipton Fund

The support available to individuals infected with Hepatitis C and/or HIV by NHS supplied blood transfusions or blood products and their dependants.

The Caxton Foundation

Finacial assistance for those living with Hepatitis C as a result of NHS treatment using contaminated blood or tissue.

Useful websites for information and support

Harm Reduction Works – information about HIV; overdose prevention; Safer injecting practice; Hepatitis B and C viruses

The Hepatitis C Trust – Information about Hepatitis C, treatments and support

The Royal Liver Support Group – Independent group offering help and support to those in Northern Ireland, with liver diseases