Coping with the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumour leaves young people feeling isolated, often with no idea where to turn for information and support.
Now The Brain Tumour Charity is developing a Young Adult Service (TYA), which launched on Monday July 24 2017 for people aged 16-30, who are living with brain tumours.
“We’re delighted to offer this new service, which aims to help young people feel better supported and less isolated by providing support and information, tailored for that age group,” said Emma Wood, The Charity’s Young Adults Service Manager.
“And we’ll also help them connect with others who are going through similar experiences.
“We will be putting out a survey to ask young people what sort of support they would like and our Young Ambassadors will also be helping us to shape the service.”
The support available will include:
- emotional and practical support from our dedicated Young Adults team
- a closed Facebook Group to help young adults connect with others in a similar situation, no matter where they live
- opportunities to get in touch with our Young Ambassadors who understand what it’s like to live with a brain tumour diagnosis
- Young Adults Meet-Ups, where young adults can meet new people, learn new skills and get helpful information and support
- our Young Adults enews, which is packed full of tips and advice from the community.