The information in these booklets is produced on behalf of and with the kidney community, and that of the UK Kidney Association (formerly The Renal Association) and its partners.
All of our booklets are free to download by selecting them below.
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(Please note: not all of our booklets are available as printed copies)
Long-term conditions like chronic kidney disease can affect different areas of your life as well as your health. Emotional resilience is about coping with your problems and finding a way to continue to live well, even when under considerable stress.
This leaflet gives an introduction to emotional resilience and provides some tips on how it can help you to cope with the stresses you may experience in your life.Download PDF
How can a renal dietitian help me?
A dietitian is a healthcare professional who promotes well-being and reduces the risk of nutrition-related problems by giving practical and individual advice on food choices. This leaflet explains how a renal dietitian can help you make the best food, drink and lifestyle choices to support your health.Download PDF
How can a renal social worker help me?
Renal social workers are qualified social workers who work in collaboration with other members of the kidney multi-disciplinary team in children’s or adult hospitals and dialysis units. They also have direct links with local authority social work teams and specialist charities.
This leaflet explains how renal social workers can offer practical support and advice to children, young people, adults and carers living with kidney disease.Download PDF
Dialysis Away From Base (DAFB): FAQs about UK travel
Everyone with kidney disease should be able to live life to the full. Holidays and respite breaks can help to reduce stress and improve mental well being. However if you or your child need dialysis, there are certain things to consider when organising a holiday or any kind of travelling. This leaflet provides advice on having dialysis away from your normal location, whether that’s at home or at a different hospital.Download PDF