Call: 020 8964 1166
Manned five days a week from Monday to Friday, the Helpline offers much needed confidential advice and support for people affected by scoliosis. The callers, often distressed, generally wish to discuss their experience of diagnosis, family doctors and hospital clinics, pain management, treatment, and attitudes encountered by young people at school, for example the fear of bullying because of their shape or because of wearing a brace. These callers need support, advice and reassurance.
The first call can be extremely important to families. In most cases, a child's scoliosis has just been diagnosed. When the consultant explains the condition, prognosis, and treatment, the news can be distressing, and it is often hard to remember just what was said or the implications. SAUK's helpline can calm their anxieties and provide the information they seek. The team who man the helpline are not medically trained but have many years of experience lending a supportive ear and giving advice about the multi-faceted condition.
Last updated: 07 January 2013