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Support Organisations

Here are some links to organisations that may be able to give you the information and support you need.

Local Support Organisations
Cancer Association of Zimbabwe
The Cancer Association of Zimbabwe is committed to raising cancer awareness and improving the quality of life of patients and their families.
Website: www.cancerzimbabwe.org/
Epilepsy Support Foundation
43 St David Road, Hatfield
A registered Welfare Organization (No. 1190/1990) established on the 17th of April 1990 and is a member of the International Bureau for Epilepsy. It was set up to promote and support people with epilepsy. There are regional branches and support groups in Harare, Gwanda, Buhera, Gutu and Bulawayo. The purpose of the foundation is to supply free medical support services in the form of early detection, diagnosis, counseling, treatment and rehabilitation.
Tel: +263 4 571233 / 0773 595 241 / 0714 212 704
Email: epilepsyzimbabwe@gmail.com / vicmugwagwa@yahoo.com
Island Hospice
Island Hospice is based in Harare and provides leadership in holistic quality care and support for those living with HIV, life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved.
Website: www.islandhospice.org
Kidzcan Zimbabwe
Kidzcan is a registered private voluntary organisation, focused on improving the provision of an early diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer in children, as well as contributing to the well being of those children suffering from cancer and other related life threatening blood disorders.
Website: www.kidzcanzimbabwe.org
La Leche League
Mother to mother breastfeeding support
Tel: +263 779 530524
Email: Katinkamusavaya@gmail.com
Web: lllzim.wordpress.com
National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped (NASCOH)
NASCOH is the umbrella body for voluntary organisations of and for people with disabilities in Zimbabwe.
Website: www.nascoh.org.zw
Tel: +263 772 125 674 (Lorna McCosh)
Email: nildinzimbabwe@gmail.com
Web: www.nild.co.zw

"helping those who learn differently"
Is your child bright, but struggling at nursery school or junior/secondary school? If you feel that your child may have a learning difficulty, please access our short online surveys on our website to see whether your child might benefit from additional learning development.
NILD therapists see students with learning difficulties on a one-on-one basis, providing intensive and interactive teaching on, “how to think” rather than “what to think”.
The focus of NILD educational therapy is to develop clear, efficient thinking and build self-confident, independent learners. Students are given tools to enable them to overcome specific learning weaknesses. Our well researched techniques help re-train the brain and stimulate areas of weakness in processing, memory, attention, language and maths. NILD educational therapy treats the underlying causes of learning difficulties, rather than treating the symptoms.
NILD Zimbabwe assess children between 5 and 7 years age with our early intervention perceptual assessment (Search and Teach). We are the only practitioners in Zimbabwe who have the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement, which is a well recognised academic assessment.
Post Natal Depression Support Group
If your life has been touched by Post Natal Depression, or if you would like to support, encourage, and consol women suffering from this devastating illness.
Email: lisasmythzim@yahoo.co.uk
SmART Kids (Integrated Learning Therapy)
Jeanine Sandall is a Certified ILT Practitioner and TLP Provider
Tel: +263 (0)772 285331 / 496897
Email: jnd@zol.co.zw
Web: www.ilt.co.zw / www.advancedbrain.com
The Autism Organisation Zimbabwe
The Autism Organisation of Zimbabwe is a private voluntary organisation, formed in November 2009 and registered with the social welfare in May 2011. It offers stimulating programmes for the children, which are administered by occupational therapists, speech therapists and pyschologists.
Email: autismzimbabwe@gmail.com
Wise Eye Reading Academy
Tel: +263 772 226181
Email: peta@wiseeye.co.za
International Support Groups
Asthma UK
A charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of those people whose lives are affected by asthma.
Website: www.asthma.org.uk
Email: info@asthma.org.uk
Association for All Speech Impaired Children (Afasic)
Represents and supports children and young people affected by the hidden disability of speech, language and communication impairments and their families.
Website: www.afasic.org.uk
Email: info@afasic.org.uk
Allergy UK
A leading national medical charity providing up-to-date information on all aspects of allergy, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity.
Website: www.allergyuk.org
Email: info@allergyuk.org
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
Provides various factsheets for individuals with severe learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour.
Website: www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk
Coeliac UK
Helps parents of children diagnosed as having the coeliac condition or dermatitis herpetiformis.
Website: www.coeliac.org.uk
Offers non-medical, emotional support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
Website: www.cry-sis.org.uk
ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence)
Provides information and support to children and their familieis on potty training, bedwetting, daytime wetting and soiling.
Website: www.eric.org.uk
Hyperactive Children's Support Group
Provides information to help with problems related to hyperactivity
Website: www.hacsg.org.uk
I CAN – The Children’s Communication Agency
Advice and information for parents of children with speech, language and communication needs.
Website: www.ican.org.uk
Email: info@ican.org.uk
Meningitis Research Foundation
Promotes education and awareness to reduce death and disability from meningitis and septicaemia. Funds research to prevent the diseases and improve survival rates and outcomes.
Website: www.meningitis.org
Email: info@meningitis.org
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Provides support, advice and information for people with muscle disease, their families and carers.
Website: www.muscular-dystrophy.org
Email: info@muscular-dystrophy.org
Restricted Growth Association
A self-help organisation dealing with the social and medical consequences of restricted growth.
Website: www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk
Email: office@restrictedgrowth.co.uk
National Deaf Children’s Society
An organisation of families, parents and carers, providing emotional and practical support.
Website: www.ndcs.org.uk
Email: ndcs@ndcs.org.uk
National Eczema Society
An eczema patient support organisation offering help and information to everyone affected by eczema.
Wesbite: www.eczema.org
Email: info@eczema.org
National Society for Phenylketonuria
Help and support for people with phenylketonuria, their families and carers.
Website: www.nspku.org
Email: info@nspku.org
National Autistic Society
Provides advice and information to parents of autistic children.
Website: www.autism.org.uk
Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Information service for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Website: www.rnid.org.uk
Email: informationline@rnid.org.uk
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Information, advice and services for blind and partially sighted people.
Website: www.rnib.org.uk
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service
Provides information and resources about Attention Deficity Hyperactivity Disorder to parents, sufferers, teachers and health professionals.
Website: www.addiss.co.uk
Email: info@addiss.co.uk

We would like to list as many local groups as possible, so if you know of any additional ones that are not yet listed, please contact us!