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
07788883457 / 07712506350
|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|
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
|National Drugs Helpline||0800 776 600|
|Helpline contact numbers-For anyone with concerns about Hepatitis B|
|Hepatitis B Foundation Positive Trust helpline
(10:30 am -8pm, Mon -Fri)
|0800 206 1899|
|British Liver Trust helpline
(9am -5pm, Mon -Fri)
|Helpline contact numbers-For anyone with concerns about Hepatitis C|
The Northern Ireland Regional Hepatitis B&C Clinical Network
|028 90632898 /02890636538|
Hep C Trust helpline number
|0845 223 4424 or 020 7089 6221 (available 10.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday).|
|RVH Liver Support Group||07737718493|
The support available to individuals infected with Hepatitis C and/or HIV by NHS supplied blood transfusions or blood products and their dependants.
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