USEFUL PATIENT RESOURCES

Having been sick ourselves, our mission is to help patients and their loved ones during times of medical treatment. That’s why we created our range of adapted patient clothing.

​But, we also know the importance of good information, well-informed advice and a caring community both for the person that is unwell and their family, friends and colleagues.

​We wanted therefore to share with you a non-exhaustive list of support groups that we have come across, many of which we are proud to work with to increase awareness of the importance of dresssing ‘well’ even when unwell.

​For now, we have listed the groups by pathology and concentrated on those in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium and France, but we will expand the pathology list and geographic areas over time.

Please do contact us if you would like your group to be included in this list. Email: claire@ingawellbeing.com

CANCER

Breast Cancer Haven (UK) – a national charity offering free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer, from its centres across the country.

Macmillan Cancer Support (UK) – providing practical, medical & financial support. Pushing for better cancer care.

Maggie’s Centers (UK) – 21 centres staffed by cancer support specialists, benefits advisors, nutritionists, therapists and psychologists, all providing support in whichever way best suits you.

Beautiful After Breast Cancer – a global, multi-disciplinary, organization devoted to the reconstruction of a patient’s life following a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Fondation Mimi Ullens (BE, FR, CH) – offers wellbeing care sessions (massages, beauty care, psychological support) free of charge in centres set up within the oncology departments of partner hospitals.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (US) – mission is to save lives by ensuring that all people receive the care they need, and finding breakthroughs to prevent and cure breast cancer.

​Bright Pink (US) – the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

​American Cancer Society (US) – Dedicated to helping people who face cancer. Learn about cancer research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education at cancer.org.

GASTRO CONDITIONS

Crohn’s & Colitis UK – the UK’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

​Bladder & Bowel (UK) – supporting the millions of people in the UK who are living with conditions that affect their bladder or bowel.

​CARDIAC CONDITIONS

The Somerville Foundation (UK) – works with patients born with a heart condition (congenital), providing practical and emotional support, and enabling them to take control of their lives and manage their own heart condition.

Fundacion Espanola del Corazon (ES) – supports patients with heart conditions.

​DIABETES

American Diabetes Association (US) – aims to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Diabetesverenigung Nederland (NL) – information, support and a shop for diabetes patients.

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INGA Wellbeing has closed

INGA WELLBEING CLOSED IN DECEMBER 2019 BUT ITS’ DESIGNS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Thank you for visiting our website.  After three and a half years of trading, we took the difficult decision to close our doors in December 2019.  Thank you to all who shared our commitment to improving patient wellbeing with adapted clothing suited to the realities of medical treatment. Together we achieved so much – please view our three minutes of memories here.

  • If would like to purchase some of our clothing, we encourage you to contact AnnaDane Wellness, based in Texas USA.
  • If you are a company or charity that is interested in producing our patient clothing, we have decided to offer our award-winning designs for free. You can use them as they are, or as the basis of your own collection. Please contact Claire Robinson at claireingawellbeing@google.com, if you would like to know more.
  • If you are a hospital that would like to offer your patients an improved experience and improve their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, our institutional collection is being further developed and tested by a Dutch university hospital and we would be delighted to put you in touch with them. Please contact Nikla Lancksweert at niklaingawellbeing@google.com

We wish you all the very best for the future,

The INGA Wellbeing team:

Claire, Nikla, Fiona and Christine