Thank you for visiting this website resource giving details on asbestos and mesothelioma support groups. It is simply an information website and is not associated with any charity.
Breathing in asbestos fibres is damaging to the lungs and can cause four main diseases:
Asbestos is the term for a group of minerals that is made up of thousands of microscopic fibres. We now know the dangers of breathing in asbestos but for many years we didn’t and it was used in buildings for roofing, flooring and insulation. Thankfully its use is now banned but buildings built before the year 2000 may still contain asbestos. The HSE has more information on asbestos health and safety.
Anyone who has worked in the construction industry may be at risk in jobs such as joiners, plumbers, electricians, painters and builders. Those who worked in railway engineering, factories and shipbuilding may also be at risk. Fire and Rescue officers may also be at risk having entered burning buildings that contain asbestos.
If you think that you are suffering from an asbestos related disease such as mesothelima or asbestosis, then you should immediately seek medical attention and contact your local GP. There are also a large number of national and local asbestos and mesothelioma support groups who can advice you on your condition and provide support and guidance for both you and your family. They, as well as specialist solicitors may also be able to advise you on asbestos and mesothelioma compensation claims.
These are groups whose primary activity is to make home visits to asbestos victims, provide a comprehensive advice service, provide ongoing support, campaign on behalf of victims.
Asbestos Action Tayside
0121 678 8883
3 Fryer Street
Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1ND
8 Crown Avenue,
0141 951 1008
Windrush Millennium Centre, Unit 2.5
70 Alexandra Road, Moss Side
Manchester, M16 7WD
0161 636 7555
79 Radstock Road
02380 010 015 and 02380 010 16
3rd Floor, Oriel Chambers,
14 Water Street
0151 236 1895
Moorgate Crofts Business Centre
01709 360 672
These are groups whose primary activity is to provide support and campaign on behalf of victims; raise funds for research into asbestos-related diseases
c/o Kriss Payne, Parliamentary Researcher to Annette Brooke MP
020 7219 8193 (Fax: 020 7219 1898)
c/o Barrow & District Disability Association,
71-77 School Street,
Cumbria LA14 1EJ
01423 206 570
c/o Riverside East,
2 Millsands, Sheffield
0114 274 4420
Groby Road Leicester
TEL 0800 169 2409
c/o British Lung Foundation, Sir G B Hunter Memorial Hospital
The Green, Wallsend
0191 263 7386
c/o West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd
The Community Centre
TEL: 01429 271294
c/o 59 Eade Close
TEL 01325 310133
Hampstead Town Hall Centre
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP
020 7794 5999
National Macmillan Mesothelioma Resource Centre
Hospital Management Offices, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QP.
Helpline: 0800 169 2409
Fax: 0116 250 2810
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection of international information about asbestos.
Website of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), the American nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease.
The Mesothelioma Information and Resource Group (MIRG) is an organisation created to assist patients, family, friends and loved ones in learning about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related injuries. It is the aim of MIRG to provide information about the disease, its causes, its treatment and its personal and legal impact.
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is the largest independent asbestos victims’ organization in the U.S. It was founded in 2004 to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice, to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and to work towards a global asbestos ban. ADAO is dedicated to preventing asbestos-caused diseases through national and international education, advocacy, and community initiatives.
There may be more mesothelioma and asbestos support groups than those listed.