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Relationship Support Service

Are you experiencing changes to your relationship with a partner because of a brain tumour?

Do you feel you need support to help start a new relationship or keep your current relationship on track?

If so, you don’t have to try to cope with this alone. We’re here for you.

Good quality relationships matter for our health, even affecting survival and quality of life. But a brain tumour diagnosis can put a strain on even the healthiest of relationships and make it harder to start new relationships.

Our Losing Myself report found that 2 in 3 people felt their diagnosis had a negative impact on their relationship with their partner. And 72% of the respondents said it had affected physical intimacy.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Relate, the leading relationships charity in England and Wales, to deliver a free counselling service for UK-based couples and individuals whose relationship has been affected by a brain tumour.

Our free counselling service is here to support you, whether you just want to check in to help keep your relationship on track or you feel like you’re really struggling. And you can access it as an individual or as a couple – it’s up to you.

You can find out more about our Relationship Support Service in our counselling FAQs or register your interest using our online form. You can also contact our Support and Information team today to find out more about the service.

Register your interestCounselling FAQs

If someone is looking for practical or emotional relationship advice, I can’t recommend it highly enough to help navigate the tricky ways in which a brain tumour diagnosis can impact on a relationship.

Register your interest in our Relationship Support Service

Fill out this form to register your interest in our Relationship Support Service. We’ll ring you back within seven days to make sure we have all the information we need to refer you to our relationship counselling partner, Relate.

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

Our Relationship Support Service has been created in partnership with Relate – the leading relationships charity in England and Wales.

A member of our Support & Information Team provides support over the phone to somebody affected by a brain tumour diagnosis

Get support

Contact our Support and Information team to talk to someone about whether our relationship counselling service is right for you.