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Young Adults Events

If you’re aged 16-30 and living with, or beyond, a brain tumour diagnosis, join us at one of our young adults events and meet others that understand.

We also have a range of young adult services to help young adults who are living with a brain tumour.

We truly understand that finding out you or someone close to you has a brain tumour is scary, lonely, and confusing. We are here to help you through difficult times. 

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What to expect at our Young Adults events

Everyone is welcome, we’re an informal and friendly bunch and the events are a fantastic way to meet new people who understand what you’re going through.

The events are free to attend, we ask that you register in advance so that we know how many people to expect and wouldn’t want anyone to miss out. 

Young Adults events

Online meet ups

Join us for some fun online games and get to know others who understand.

As these are small group sessions, spaces are limited, so please sign-up below to help us plan the event.

Saturday 17th February 11am – 12:30pm – Book here

Saturday 6th April 11am – 12.30pm – Book here

Saturday 1st June 11am – 12.30pm – Book here

Find out how to join the online meet up and read our code of conduct.

Four casually-dressed young adults stand together, smiling at the camera, at one of The Brain Tumour Charity's Young Adult Meet Ups.

Please don’t worry about…

  • Not making friends. We guarantee you will, everyone is in a similar boat and understands your situation so you’re sure to make friends. Plus, our friendly team are there to help too.
  • Fatigue. You’ll be surrounded by people who understand and if there’s anything you don’t want to do, or if you just want some time to relax, that’s 100% okay!
  • Not being good at the activities. This is a relaxed space of supportive peers where it’s not the winning but the taking part (and having fun) that counts.
  • Knowing others who are attending. Joining this event may make you feel less alone, help you understand what is happening and make you less worried.

If you have any questions please contact the Young Adults Team on YAS@thebraintumourcharity.org.

A woman feeling supported as she scrolls through the posts in one of The Brain Tumour Charity's Online Support Groups.

Join our online support community

Our online support groups are a great place to connect with other young adults affected by a brain tumour and share your experiences.

Mary and Iona

After months of chatting to each other on Instagram, Mary and Iona were thrilled to finally meet in person at our first young adults’ meet up of the year in Birmingham.

As Mary and Iona know, it can be a lifeline talking to someone who “gets it.”

Mary said, “When you try and explain what it’s like to have a brain tumour to other teenagers, they just don’t understand. But Iona does and I was so excited to actually meet her.”

Iona agreed, adding “The best part of the day was seeing Mary!”

Young Adults speak out

In this video, some of our past Young Adults offer tips on tackling isolation.

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:
Support and Information Services
0808 800 0004 Free from landlines and mobiles
Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00

Thank you!

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

Thank you!

A big thank you to the Lewis Moody Foundation (LMF) who also kindly support our Young Adults Service. 

The LMF was founded by Lewis Moody MBE and his wife Annie in 2014. Since then, they’ve raised over £1.3m to help change the story around brain tumours.