As part of our services for children affected by brain tumours we have developed 'The Brainy Bag'. This bag will be given to all children diagnosed with a brain tumour and will provide not only a treat for children diagnosed but also a useful resource for their families and carers.
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. This can lead to avoidance of the subject and can make it very hard for those who care for them to broach some topics that need to be discussed; it can also lead to children bottling up their fears as they do not know how to talk about them.
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 may be feeling.
In addition to The Brainy Bag being a communication tool it is also a gift for children diagnosed with a brain tumour which they receive during a particularly difficult time. 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.
Finally The Brainy Bag will provide a child with a brain tumour something that is theirs and that they can treasure to keep and carry items that are special to them.
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