Health & Wellbeing

The Thalidomide Trust exists to help beneficiaries with all aspects of your daily living and to support your wellbeing.

This includes providing information on these areas as well as support services. You can also contact the Health & Wellbeing team on 01480 474074 or by email.

Choose from the topics below to find out more.

About the Team & Service

The Thalidomide Trust Health & Wellbeing team

See our Health & Wellbeing team, find out how they can help you and contact the team

Meet the team

Emotional Wellbeing


Improve and maintain your emotional wellbeing and mental health to help you cope with daily living

Emotional wellbeing information


Find information on a range of health issues relevant to people affected by thalidomide

See all health information

Getting Out and About

Illustration of a car with cases on the roof travelling along a road in the countryside, with the words Let's Go

Getting out and about with accessible travel arrangements or support helps maintain independence and wellbeing

See our guidance and signposting

In and Outside Home

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Find out about adaptions and equipment to be as independent as possible and live well at home

Find out more

Death and Dying

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Guidance on registering a death and planning for death to ensure a person’s wishes are carried out

Advice on how to cope with death

Living Well

good quality food

Learn the importance of being aware of how we live, taking care of ourselves and keeping as active as possible

How to live well

Care and Carers

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How to get support or care to live your daily life, if needed due to ageing or disabilities

Explore care and support options

Professionals Directory

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Find medical or other healthcare professionals who have experience treating thalidomide affected people

Search for a professional

Medical Matters Blog

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Read articles, written by Trust medical advisers, on a range of subjects relevant to people affected by thalidomide

Visit our blog


We have a range of Health & Wellbeing information available as videos and factsheets, written for beneficiaries

See health information