Brain Tumour Support (Registered Charity No.1102750) is the only brain tumour charity dedicated to support across the South West and Midlands, and provides specialist, tailored services for anyone affected by any type of brain tumour. The impact of a brain tumour diagnosis is often hidden and misunderstood, and its effects can be complex and long-lasting, so help is offered not just for patients themselves, but also their families, carers and loved ones. The range of support includes specialist information, practical guidance, emotional and psychological support, and help coping with bereavement, and is there for as long as it is needed.
The charity has six specialist Brain Tumour Support Workers, and runs thirteen support groups across the regions which meet monthly and offer a safe and relaxed environment where people can share and explore their experiences, make new friendships and exchange information.
If a support group isn’t suitable, a home visit can be arranged instead, and there is also support by telephone, email, text and online.
There may be times when family and friends are not enough and when talking to a counsellor can help. So in addition to the services provided by the Brain Tumour Support Workers there is a professional, supportive and friendly one-to-one counselling service available. A qualified and highly experienced counsellor can give support every step of the way, providing a confidential and secure place to discuss any feelings or issues that may otherwise be difficult to handle.
Their aim is that no-one feels alone when coping with the effects of a brain tumour diagnosis.