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Support for young adults with brain tumours

Our Young Adults Service for young adults aged 16-30 with a brain tumour diagnosis, is here to offer support and help you connect with others.

The team are here to help with any information you might need and can help with researching and sending out information on topics such as tumour types, treatments and clinical trials. We provide a listening ear when you need it, are happy to listen to your concerns or frustrations and will do our best to answer any questions you might have or point you in the direction of other services.

Emotional support

Receiving the news you have a brain tumour is something we wished no one had to hear, we are here to support you and your family and are here to listen and help answer any questions you might have. Whether you want to connect over email, Facebook messenger, telephone calls or text please do get in touch as we are here to help however we can.

Research requests

We are also able to research information on your behalf so whether its information on tumour types, treatments, clinical trials, current research, getting a second opinion or anything else you'd like to know more about, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we'll look into this for you.

We can also offer information and advice on a range of other issues as well as support you to connect with other services such as our benefits clinic and other local and national services that you might find useful.

Connecting with others

Our Young Adult Events and dedicated Young Adults Facebook Group are a great way to connect with others who are going through similar experiences, meet our Young Ambassadors and to access support from the team face to face. You can find out more about our upcoming events here, we hope you are able to join us.

Contacting the Young Adults Team

You can call our team Monday to Friday, on 0808 800 0004, just ask for the Young Adults Service. Alternatively, you can email us at: YAS@thebraintumourcharity.org or join our Young Adults Facebook Group.

Standard support hours

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

If you need urgent help or support outside of our working hours:

If you are concerned about your health, please contact your GP immediately who may direct you to an out of hours service. Alternatively if you need to speak to someone urgently, please contact:

  • NHS (England) - 111
  • NHS Direct (Wales) - 0845 46 47
  • NHS 24 (Scotland) - 111
  • If you live in Northern Ireland please dial 999 or your out-of-ours GP service
  • Samaritans (UK wide) - 116 123
  • Or in an emergency, visit A&E or dial 999

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.

Newly diagnosed with a brain tumour Created with Sketch.

Our free Brain Tumour Information Pack has been designed to help you feel confident when discussing treatment and care options with your medical team.

Mental health

We asked a group of young people living with a brain tumour to share how their diagnosis affected their mental health.  

Joined by clinical psychologist, Clare Jacobson, they offer advice about how to look after your mental health.

Thank you!

We are grateful to the Elliott Simmons Charitable Trust who kindly support our Young Adults Service.