Resources for supporting a child with a brain tumour
This page contains class activities and other practical resources to support children who are affected by a brain tumour, their friends and classmates. As well as aiding teachers in supporting their students, these resources may also be a useful tool for parents. For example, to help parents to support their children and to educate them about brain tumours.
Download the “I’m Still Me” resources
The “I’m Still Me” resources are resources to support children diagnosed with a brain tumour and help them to maintain friendships.
Education support strategies
Use this visual resource to find out about the wide-ranging possible side-effects of brain tumours and their treatment. You can also print off the body map and highlight those relevant to the young person.
Download and fill in this blank form to create an individual strategy for the young person and keep it with their school/college records.
This gives examples of the areas of school/college life to be considered, areas that the young person may need support in, and examples of possible strategies. Use it when planning the young person's support strategy.
A quick reference version of the young person's Educational support strategy which provides at-a-glance information. It can be kept in the teacher's desk/notebook and/or the staff room, or given to supply teachers where appropriate.
Use this as an example to help create the quick reference version of the educational support strategy for the young person.
This card is for the young person to fill in, (or fill in with their parents), giving useful information about themselves and their needs outside of the education setting. It can be kept by the young person or the teacher.
Educational charters for young people with a brain tumour
An educational ‘charter’ outlines the support that young people have a legal right to receive and the timescales in which they should receive it. Below are links to the educational ‘charters’ for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.
Legal frameworks for reference
Support and Information Services
You can also join our active online community.
In this section
Our Children & Families team offers support to children, young people and families affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. We’re here to help with any information you might need, answer your questions, listen and provide support.
Jake explains brain tumours
Meet Jake! In this video he helps children to understand their brain tumour diagnosis in a comforting and reassuring way.