Children and Families Service

Our team offers support to children, young people and families affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. We're here to help with any information you might need, answer your questions, listen and provide support. We can help you develop ways to cope, take control and connect with others who are going through similar experiences.

We also have a dedicated service for teenagers and young adults.

Support

Our dedicated Children and Families Service aims to reduce isolation and anxiety for children and their families by giving them the help, understanding and support they need following a brain tumour diagnosis.

Our help and support for children and families living with a brain tumour includes:

Support we offer

Our Children and Families team can give you and your family emotional and practical support. Find out more.

Family Days

Our Family Days provide a fun, supportive and relaxing day out for families affected by a brain tumour.

Join our Parents Facebook group

Connect with other parents with a child under 18 living with a brain tumour no matter where you live.

Information and advice

It's natural to have lots of questions about what's going to happen following a brain tumour diagnosis. If you want to read more, our website has information about a wide range of topics, from side-effects to money advice.

When your child is diagnosed

Information about tumour types, treatment and other things to think about after your child has been diagnosed.

Brain tumour types

Information about the types of brain tumours that occur in childhood.

Brain tumour treatments

Read more about treatments for childhood brain tumours.

Your child’s health team

Learn about the multi-disciplinary team responsible for your child’s care.

Benefits Clinic

We've partnered with Rushmoor Citizens Advice to provide a weekly telephone benefits clinic, find out more.

Education resources

These resources can help your child and their teachers prepare for going back to school after diagnosis or treatment.

Our animations for children

Meet Jake, who's eight and living with a brain tumour. He can help explain all about brain tumours in children and their treatment. Charlie's Mum has a brain tumour, he tells us what it's like at home and how things have changed.

Get in touch

Contact the team by email: childrenandfamilies@thebraintumourcharity.org or you can call our team Monday to Friday, on 0808 800 0004.

To provide a wider window of opportunity to contact us, we will be trialling extended hours across our support services throughout August, September and October. Our opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 9pm
  • Thursday 9am to 9pm
  • Friday 9am to 5pm

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