There are charity groups that provide help and support for children and adults who sustained burn injuries for a better understanding of their injuries and the recovery process as well as their reintegration into the society.
The groups also work with healthcare professionals to promote awareness about what turn injuries can cause. The aim of these support groups is to re-build the confidence and self-esteem, to improve the body image and provides psychological support (coping strategies). Please find below some of the agencies present in the UK:


Burn Survivors Association UK
Terry Everitt, 46 Outwood Common Road, Essex, CMI12ET
Tel: 01277631068


Changing faces - UK
1&2 Junction Mews, London, W2 1PN
Tel: 01717423206
Changing faces is a national charity that provides free help and support for children and adults who have any sort of disfigurement with the aim of building effective coping strategies and self confidence.


Lets face it - UK
14, Fallowfield, Yately, Hamsphire, GU46 6LW
Tel: 01252879630
An international self help support network dedicated to helping those who are facially disfigured. It offers a hand of friendship to all ages and all conditions from cancer and congenital birth to accidents and burns. Counselling, therapy group and advices are some of the services offered.


British Red Cross - UK
9 Crosvener Crescent, London, SW1x 7EJ
Tel: 0171 22355454
The British Red Cross offers a skin camouflage service to assist people with disfigurement to cope in their daily lives.


British Association of Skin Camouflage - UK
C/O Resources for Business LTD, South Park Road, Macclesfield, SK11 6PF
Tel: 01625267880


Women and Self Injury - UK
Bristol Crisis Service For Women, POBOX 654, Bristol, BS99 1XH


Victim Support - UK
PO BOX 16190, London, SW9 6ZH
Support line: 08453030900
A national charity that provides support and information for people affected emotionally and physically by crimes ranging from burglary to violent assault.


National Self-Harm Network - UK
POBOX 16190, London, NW1 JWW
Campaigns for the right and greater understanding of people who self-harm, offers leaflets and a self help manual and a resource list. Membership is open to anyone with first hand experience of self harm or who supports the aims and objectives of the organization.


Phoenix Society (North America) - USA
2153 Wealthy St., Grand Rapids, M1 49506, USA
Offers peer support, education, collaboration and advocacy for quality burn care and burn prevention at the National level. Some of their key programs: World Burn Congress meetings, a training program called SOAR, a quarterly news publication, an educational grant program (upcoming), and a resource library of books, videos, and other audiovisual materials for burn survivors, caregivers, and burn care professionals.



British Burn Association
Contact Name: Mrs C Reade
Organisation address: Burn Centre, Acute Block, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT
Tel number: +44 (0)161 291 6323 Fax number: +44 (0)161 291 6323

Brief descriptions: The British Burn Association, formed in 1968, is a National non-profit making organisation which enjoys charitable status. Membership is not only available to physicians, surgeons, scientists, nurses, members of ancillary medical services and non-medical workers actively engaged in some aspect of the care of the burned patient, but also to persons interested in playing an active part in attempting to reduce the incidence and noxious effect of burning injury.


Disfigurement Guidance Centre
Contact Name: Jon Rouse
Organisation address: PO BOX 7, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4PF, Scotland, UK
Tel number: 01334 839084 - 01337 870281 Fax number: 01334 839105 - 01337 870310

Brief descriptions: The Centre acts as an international information and resource bureau and gives information on treatments, literature, compensation and all other relevant services and facilities.


Burn Survivors Association - UK
Contact Name: Terry Everitt
Organisation address: 11, Caterwood, Billericay, CM12 0AP, UK
Tel number: 01277 631086 Fax number: 0208 591 9640

Brief Descriptions: The Burn Survivors Association (Registered Charity Number:1089765) founded by Terry Everitt in February 2001 is an independent association for burns survivors, their families and friends.It aims to form a community of burn survivors in the UK, and link to the United States and other international burn survivors associations.


Burns Unit Group Support (B.U.G.S.)
Contact Name: Sister Janet Tromans/Staff Nurse Sue Smith
Organisation address: Salisbury District Hospita, l Area:Odstock Road, Salisbury, SP2 8BJ, UK
Tel number: 01722 336262 ext.2550

Brief descriptions: B.U.G.S. is a charitable support group for people who have been burned and their families/carers. The Group (Registered Charity Number: 1052284 B.U.G.S. Fund 1223) was founded in May 2000 by staff trained in burn care and an ex-patient.

Children's Fire and Burn Trust
Contact Name: Ted Brassey
Organisation address: 38 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0RE, UK
Tel number: +44 (0)20 7233 8333 Fax number: +44 (0)20 7233 8200

Brief descriptions: CFBT is a UK based charity delivering burn and scald prevention messages to children and their carers and enabling psychosocial rehabilitation for child burns survivors and their families.

Manchester Burns Advisory Group
Contact Name: Jacky Edwards
Organisation address: Southmoor Road, Burn Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT, UK
Tel number: 0161 291 6323 Fax number: 0161 291 6323

Brief descriptions: We are a friendly informal group who meet once a month for a talk related to burns.


McIndoe Burns Support Group
Contact Name: Yvonne Kennard
Organisation address: Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Holtye Road,
East Grinstead , West Sussex, RH19 3DZ,
Tel number: 07732 295310

Brief descriptions: We are a Registered Charity Number 291047
The name 'McIndoe Burns Support Group' was chosen as a tribute to Sir Archibald McIndoe, who is famous for his pioneering work in plastic surgery during the Second World War and after whom the Burns Centre at the Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) is named. He was also known for his personal concern for the burns patient's individual needs, and the Group continues this support.


FEUERBALL Verein für brandverletzte Kinder und Jugendliche
Contact Name: Christine Loidl - Obfrau
Organisation address: 186, Pischelsdorf, 8212, Austria
Tel number: 0043/3113/5115-0 Fax number: 0043/3113/5115-15

Brief descriptions: FEUERBALL is an Austrian association formed to provide help to children with burns. Our association has been in existence for more than 8 years and is located near Graz (cultural city of Europe 2003) in the federal state of Styria. Mrs. Maria Trop is the head doctor of the burns unit of the Graz university hospital and she founded the association together with parents from Styria and Carinthia.


VZW Vriendenkring van brandwondenpatiënten van het UZ Gent
Contact Name: Antoine Stadeus
Organisation address: Brandwondencentrum UZ Gent
Area: De Pintelaan 185, P8 1° verdieping, Gent, 9000, Belgie
Tel number: +32 (0)9 240 34 99 - +32 (0)9 240 34 90


Belgische Brandwonden Stichting
Contact Name: Johan de Jager
Organisation address: Frans Landrainstraat, 43, Wezembeek-Oppem, 1970 Brussel, Belgie
Tel number: 02/649 65 89 Fax number: 02/644 04 02


National Burn Camp
Contact Name: Sandra Hendrickx
Organisation address: Langehoevestraat 107, Begijnendijk, 3130, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgie


Contact Name: Petra Lubosch
Organisation address: Rietschelstr.33, Worms, 67549, Rheiland-Plalz, Deutschland
Tel number: +49-(o)6241-308 99 88 Fax number: +49-(o)6241-308 99 88


Association des Brûlés de France
Contact Name: Paul Villain
Organisation address: 46, quai de la Loire, Paris, F-75019, Paris, France
Tel number: +33 142 022 501 Fax number:+33 142 403 720


Association de Brûlologie des Caraïbes
Contact Name: Dr Didier CHATOT-HENRY
Organisation address: C.H.R.U. La Meynard, B.P. 632, Fort-de-France, F-97261, France
Tel number: +33 596 552 045 Fax number: +33 596 758 481


Hungarian Burn Association
Contact Name: Dr.Éva Csorba
Organisation address: MRE Bethesda Hospital, Burn Centrum, Bethesda u. 3-5, H -1146, Budapest, Hungaria

Brief descriptions: The Hungarian Burn Association is for voluntarily united members who are interested in the science of thermic trauma.


Gruppo Assistenza Ustionati
Contact Name: Mario Audisio
Organisation address: C.T.O., Torino, Italia
Tel number: 338 / 6911609 - 339 / 7714639


International Society For Burn Injuries
Contact Name: David P. Mackie MD
Organisation address: Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis, Vondellaan 13, Beverwijk, 1942, Nederland


Nederlandse Brandwonden Stichting
Contact Name: Hein Zoete
Organisation address: Postbus 1015, Beverwijk, 1940 EA, Holland, Nederland
Tel number: (0251) 27 55 55 Fax number:(0251) 21 60 59


Stichting Kind en Brandwond
Contact Name: Hans Kazàn
Organisation address: Postbus 527, Beverwijk, 1940 AM, Nederland
Tel number: (0251) 265760 Fax number: (0251) 264948


Associação Amigos dos Queimados
Contact Name: Carlos Manuel Franco Campos
Organisation address: Av. Bissaya Barreto, 3000-075, Coimbra, Portugal
Tel number: (00 351) 239 400 669 Fax number: (00 351) 239 482 061-
Mobilphone: (00351) 966 220 975


Flavie: Association suisse romande des victimes de brûlures
Contact Name: Alexandre Dubuis
Organisation address: du Bugnon 46, Lausanne, 1011, Suisse
Tel number: 021/314.25.00


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