The Brainy Bag

As part of our services for children affected by brain tumours, we've developed 'The Brainy Bag' containing treats for children and useful resources for their families and carers.

A tool to help with difficult conversations

When a child has to have a difficult conversation about their diagnosis, surgery or treatment it can be hard to keep their attention and they often avoid direct eye contact.

Colouring in, cuddling a teddy or playing a game can help to reduce a child's anxiety and help them open up about their thoughts and feelings in a way in which they feel safe. The contents of The Brainy Bag can help parents, carers and healthcare professionals alike to address some difficult emotions a child diagnosed with a brain tumour may be feeling.

Activities for hospital trips

We hope that it can bring a smile to a child's face and also provide them with things to do during hospital stays, visits and time at home. The Brainy Bag provides a child with a brain tumour something that is theirs and that they can treasure – the bag is also a handy way for them to carry around items they might want to take to their appointments.

Order a Brainy Bag

Brainy Bags are available for all children and young people with a brain tumour diagnosis in the United Kingdom.

If you would like to order a Brainy Bag, please our simple Brainy Bag order form and we'll pop one in the post.

Unfortunately, the pyjamas are currently out of stock. Please check again in the New Year for updates on when to use your pyjama voucher.

James had his bag delivered about a month after diagnosis. This really cheered him up. He loved the pjs and his brainy bear comes to appointments, hospital stays and is in his bed every night. He really enjoyed the colouring book and pens which really helped when we couldn't really do much. We are so thankful for this bag. The brainy bear especially is the most comforting thing for him.

Natalie, mother

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