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My brother has a brain tumour

In our animation for children, Lily helps children understand what its like to have a sibling with a brain tumour.

Mummy has a brain tumour

This animation has been designed to help parents with a brain tumour explain what is happening to their children.

Online Meet ups for Teens

Our virtual Teen Events are informal, online meet ups full of fun games and friendly chat. These Meet Ups are dedicated to teens (13-17) living with, or beyond, a brain tumour diagnosis. These events will be led by our Young Ambassadors. Our Charity Young Ambassadors are young adults affected by a brain tumour diagnosis and you will get the chance to get to know and interact with some of them, there will also be staff members of The Brain Tumour Charity who will be on hand to chat and answer any questions.

You may also be interested in our family days, these are face to face events, whereby the whole family can join in! To find out more about these events, click here.

Upcoming dates:

TBC- Please contact the Children and Families team at childrenandfamilies@thebraintumourcharity.org if you want to find out more!

Please read our Code of Conduct

Code of conduct for online meet ups – PDF (77KB)

To ensure everyone is able to take part and enjoy the session we ask that attendee’s follow this code of conduct at all times.

Online Teen Event FAQs

Our Online Teen events are for teenagers, with a brain tumour diagnosis, who are aged between 13-17 years old. Any siblings that fall within the 13-17 year old age bracket are also welcome to come along.

Unfortunately not. However they may be interested in attending our Young Adult Meet Ups for 16-30 year olds with a brain tumour diagnosis.

The online events will be facilitated by our Young Ambassadors, who are all personally affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. Charity staff will also be on hand throughout the event to ensure the event runs smoothly. The event will consist of the teens getting to know each other, our staff and young Ambassadors. And, most of all, having fun! There will be various activities to take part in, led by our Young Ambassadors

Yes absolutely! We know that being a teenager can be difficult at the best of times, let alone when living with a brain tumour diagnosis. That’s why we are running these events- they will be fun and relaxed. 

There’s no pressure, and the teenagers can take part in as much or as few of the activities as they like. Our experienced Young Ambassadors and Children and Families Team will also be available throughout the event to support the teenagers. If you want to discuss this further, prior to an online event, please feel free to contact our Children and Families Team on childrenandfamilies@thebraintumourcharity.org

At The Brain Tumour Charity we are committed to ensuring the safety and promoting the welfare of all the children and young people we support. Please follow this link to read more about our Charities Safeguarding Policy. All staff members and our Young Ambassadors have been DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring service, formerly known as Criminal Record Bureau or CRB). We also ask for the details of an emergency contact.

Our safeguarding policy

We need parental consent for any teenagers under the age of 16. We will ask for the name and contact details of a parent or carer so that we can verify this consent.

Absolutely. This event is for all teenagers who have been personally affected by their own brain tumour diagnosis. This includes those who are in active treatment and beyond.

Follow us on Instagram

Our private Teenagers Instagram Account is a safe place for you to share your thoughts, feelings and any questions you have.

Get in touch

For more information about Virtual Teen Events please contact our Children and Families team: childrenandfamilies@thebraintumourcharity.org.

A big thank you to the Lewis Moody Foundation (LMF) who also kindly support our Children and Families team in bringing our Family services to life.

If you have further questions, need to clarify any of the information on this page, or want to find out more about research and clinical trials, please contact our team:
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