Read about the experiences of people who have been helped by Brain Tumour Support.
If you would like to share your experience of how our support has helped you cope with the impact of a brain tumour please tell us here.
"I feel I am not alone in my journey"
After being diagnosed with a brain tumour herself, Tina watched her beloved mum die from brain cancer. Read how Tina struggled to come to terms with her diagnosis and how the support she received continues to help her cope with all the challenges that she still faces on a daily basis after complications from brain surgery.
“It was a bombshell. We just did not know what to do next."
When Mike’s wife Carole was diagnosed with brain cancer, Brain Tumour Support was with him for every step of the way. From the shock of diagnosis, through navigating the often complex healthcare options, to organising palliative care and ultimately through bereavement.
"It's a special thing being able to talk to others."
A brain tumour diagnosis robbed Laura of her job as a sign language interpreter. But life also gave Laura a happy surprise. Read how our support services have helped her through the darkest of times and helped her celebrate the happy times.
Brain Tumour Support helped me put my life back together again
It was the persistence of her optician that saved Jane's life and a Support Group and counsellor from Brain Tumour Support that helped her put it back together again. Then one day she found herself entering a half marathon....
Andi discovers it's never too late to find support
After having a brain tumour removed in 2014 Andi Nethercoat felt very alone. “So much changed for me after my operation and for three years I thought nobody cared,” said Andi. “There was no real after-care from the hospital; I was low; I’d had to make so many changes in my life and I was depressed.”
But then Andi found his local Support Group run by Brain Tumour Support.
Julie was an inspiration to many. After being diagnosed with a brain tumour, she carried on with her many sporting challenges and fundraising. Julie sadly passed away in February 2019 but her spirit, quiet determination and generosity to others will never be forgotten, and here she reveals how a counsellor from Brain Tumour Support helped her along the way.
Our support services are freely available at any point and for as long they are needed, following a brain tumour diagnosis. For loved ones this, sadly, can be a particular need when faced with bereavement. This is Nicole's story.
Jenny felt very alone after her brain tumour diagnosis. She looked for people who might be able to help and eventually found out about her local Brain Tumour Support Group. “Going to that first Support Group set off a chain of events that changed my life,” says Jenny.
How our Support Group helps Helen find her ‘new normal'
When Helen was diagnosed with a grade one meningioma, she was in too much shock to read all the information and support leaflets she was given. It was only months later, after the tumour had been removed and she was off work, that she looked through them and found Brain Tumour Support.