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.
What to expect at our Young Adults events
Everyone is welcome, you can even bring a family member, friend or partner as your plus one. 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.
We also hold Teen Days for anybody living with a brain tumour diagnosis and who’s aged between 13-17 years old. Any siblings that fall within the 13-17 year old age bracket are also welcome to come along.
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 know who to expect on the day.
Young Adults Events and COVID-19
Throughout Covid we moved all of our face to face events online, whilst these have remained popular and we will continue to hold these we are now starting to plan our return to in-person events. We’ll keep this page updated with both our online and in-person events.
If you have any questions or if there is anything else we can help with please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Please don’t worry about…
- Money. The day is free to attend and lunch will be provided free of charge.
- 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.
- Coming alone. You’re welcome to bring a plus-one, however, you’re sure to meet lots of people so don’t worry if you do come alone; you soon won’t be!
If you have any questions please contact the Young Adults Team on YAS@thebraintumourcharity.org.
Join our community on Facebook
Our closed Facebook 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!”
Support and Information Services
You can also join our active online community.
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We are grateful to the Elliott Simmons Charitable Trust who kindly support our Young Adults Service.
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.