Mental health and brain tumours
Research has shown that almost 25% of people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year. This is a shocking statistic, and sadly, it seems to be on the rise. That's why it's more important than ever to speak up and take action.
For anyone diagnosed with a long-term illness, mental health problems are all too common, and we know that those with a brain tumour are no different.
In fact, a heart-wrenching 91% say their tumour has affected their emotional or mental health. Those affected by a mental health condition may find themselves struggling to cope with day-to-day life, including things we take for granted such as getting out of bed, showering and leaving the house.
This must change. Our goal is to not only double survival from brain tumours, but halve the harm they cause, and that includes mental health.