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Our online support communities

Our support communities offer a safe online space where you can connect with others who know what you’re going through.

Whether you’re living with a brain tumour or supporting someone who is, you’ll find a welcoming community of people who have been there and understand how you feel.

You can ask questions, get support from others and share your own experiences at any time of the day or night – it’s a safe space where you can be totally open. Or you can simply read people’s stories, knowing that there are others right there with you.

I’ve gained so much from other people’s experiences. Night or day, there’s always someone online to talk to. It gives me great comfort and I remember I’m not alone on this journey.

Hannah

Join our Facebook community

Our general Facebook community is for anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis.

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    Join our Carers Facebook community

    Our Carers Facebook community is for anyone caring for somebody who’s living with, or beyond, a brain tumour.

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      Join our Parents Facebook community

      Our Parents Facebook community is for parents of children under 18 who are living with, or beyond, a brain tumour.

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        Join our Young Adults Facebook community

        Our Young Adults Facebook community is for those aged 16-30 who are living with, or beyond, a brain tumour diagnosis.

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          Our community share their top reasons to join

          1. Learn from others 

          The communities’ members can help make your journey a little less overwhelming by sharing their wealth of experiences.

          I quickly realised how helpful it was to read about others going through the same experiences that my daughter and I were.

          Bettina

          2. Know you're not alone

          Our communities have thousands of members, including some outside the UK. So there’s a good chance you’ll find someone who’s had a very similar experience.

          It was such a relief to find people that knew exactly what I was talking about.

          Margaret

          3. Find support at any time 

          Our communities are open 24/7, so there’s likely to always be someone else there who's unable to sleep at 2am.

          Being in the group allows us to get access to unlimited support whenever it’s required.

          Shane

          4. Discover your options

          You can explore different treatments options by sharing information with others being treated in different places.

          There’s an abundance of information, which is a wonderful resource.

          Annette

          Joining our communities

          There are a few things you need to be aware of before you join our Facebook communities.

          • You need to be 16 or over to join. But if you’re under 16, we can still support you – just email childrenandfamilies@thebraintumourcharity.org
          • We’ll ask for a few details before we approve your request to join. This is to make sure everyone finds the right group for them and that our services best meet the needs of our community.
          • We moderate our communities for your protection. You can find our codes of conduct at the bottom of this page or displayed in the groups.
          • Your membership of the group may be visible to other people, but nothing you post there will be shared on your profile or in your timeline.

          Get support

          If you need someone to talk to or advice on where to get help, our Support and Information team is available by phone, email or live-chat.

          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:

          Information and Support line

          0808 800 0004 (free from landlines and mobiles)

          support@thebraintumourcharity.org

          Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00

          You can also join our active online community on Facebook - find out more about our groups.