Sharing Your Experiences

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As well as joining a local support group, you can share your experiences, stories and concerns online. The websites below cover a range of conditions and illnesses.

You can give feedback on your experiences of using health services through Care Opinion or NHS Choices.

You can read what other patients say about Airedale General Hospital.  You can contact our PALS service to comment on your own experiences of using the services we offer at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Many health charities run their own discussion forums and online communities. Look for a health condition here and then check the websites listed. If you need help, get in touch.

WebsiteWhat can you find on this site?
Healthtalk.orgThis website lets you share in people's personal stories of health and illness.

You can watch videos, listen to audio clips and read about people's experiences of over 60 health conditions and illnesses.

There is a special section for young people.
HealthUnlockedThis website hosts online communities for health conditions and topics, ranging from cancer to Tourette's syndrome, arthritis to quit smoking.

You can join a community and make contact with other people in the same situation as you.
Contact - for familiesThis website helps you to make contact with other families with disabled children.

You can share your experiences and get support.

Helpline available on 0808 808 3555.
PatientslikemeThis website helps you to share your health experiences and learn from others about health conditions, symptoms and treatments.

You can register to join this online community.
The SourceThis website from Macmillan Cancer Support lets you swap practical tips and advice about supporting people with cancer.