There's a list of all websites with any Corrie content in the FAQ
Coronation Street websites
Coronation Street is produced by Granada TV, part of Granada plc, who also produce the Official Coronation Street web site.
Classic Coronation Street is broadcast in the UK and Scandinavia on the Granada Plus channel. Granada Plus is provided on analogue satellite, digital satellite and cable by Granada Sky Broadcasting.
Catch up on recent episodes with Mike Plowman's Coronation Street Visual Updates site.
Soaps R Us - a UK site selling memorablia from both Coronation Street and other UK soaps
Although it is the least sensational of the UK soaps, Coronation Street does touch on subjects that raise wider issues. Here are a few links to various organisations that viewers may find helpful with the issues raised. Please feel free to send in further suggestions. Please note all these links are UK-based.
CancerBACUP is a national cancer information service which aims to provide high quality and up to date information, practical advice and support. It has specific information on cervical cancer.
CancerHelp is an information service run by the Cancer Research Campaign. It also has specific information on cervical cancer.
Adoption and Fostering
The Department of Health web site caries information on adoption and provides a free information booklet on fostering, available by ringing 020 7972 3900.
The Alzheimer's Society
The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers. It was founded in 1979 as the Alzheimer's Disease Society.
It is widely known that Coronation Street actress Tracy Shaw, who plays Maxine Peacock battled with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa for many years. In an effort to help other people caught in its' plight, Tracy has set up The Tracy Shaw Foundation - which can be contacted at: PO Box 656, Manchester, M60 3WB.
The Tonight programme highlighted Tracy's concerns and has provided the following links: Internet Mental Health is a comprehensive free encyclopedia of mental health information, with one page devoted to links on anorexia. Something Fishy looks at eating disorders of many kinds. High quality medical resources are highlighted in OMNI, an academic site with links to other relevant sites. The Eating Disorders Association runs a helpline on 01603 621414 and a Youthline on 01603 765050. Trained counsellors are on hand to help, and the calls are confidential.
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is a non-profit-making charitable organisation offering information, advice and medical treatment concerning a range of services linked with pregnancy and fertility control, the principal of which is abortion.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Manchester Citizens Advice Bureaux Service. Amongst other activities, the CAB gives information and advice on such topics as employment, housing, debt and matrimonial law.
Group B Streptococcus
Since the 1970s, group B streptococcus (GBS) has been recognised as the primary cause of bacterial infection in newborn babies, resulting in disease at birth and up to 3 months of age. Around a third of all men and women carry GBS in their intestines without symptoms. GBS is a normal body commensal (an organism that lives on another without harming it) which, once present, cannot be eradicated.
Press for Change
Press for Change is a political lobbying and educational organisation, which campaigns to achieve equal civil rights and liberties for all transgendered people in the United Kingdom, through legislation and social change.
Rape Crisis Federation
The Rape Crisis Federation exists to provide a range of facilities and resources to enable the continuance and development of Rape Crisis Groups throughout Wales and England.
Formerly the Marriage Guidance Council, Relate offer a mediation and counselling service for relationships which can help you whether or not you are married and whatever your age, race, personal beliefs, sexual orientation or social background.
The Samaritans is a registered charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing. If you are feeling depressed or suicidal you can talk to a Samaritan volunteer in confidence at any time of the day or night on 08457 90 90 90 in the United Kingdom, 1850 60 90 90 in the Republic of Ireland or email firstname.lastname@example.org Calls are charged at a local rate.
Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime (including rape). We provide free and confidential support and information to help you deal with your experience. If your life has been affected by crime, call in complete confidence on 0845 3030900. Calls are charged at a local rate. Lines are normally open 9am-9pm.
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