What's in the bag?
The Brainy Bag is available to all children diagnosed with a brain tumour. Each bag is slightly different as it includes items appropriate to the age of the child.Brainy Bag order form
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.
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.
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.
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.
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