Due to the coronavirus pandemic and for the safety of all those we support, Brain Tumour Support has suspended all regional support group meetings and charity-organised socials.
However we are now holding Support Sessions which offer an opportunity for patients, family members, friends and carers to connect, gain support and information, and share experience in a virtual space via Zoom.
We have a schedule of regular, live online meet-ups that you can join via your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
If you have internet access and your device has a camera and microphone, you will be able to attend one of our Support Sessions.
Please email us or call 01454 422701 to tell us which session you're interested in and to secure your place.
Don't worry if video meetings are new to you!
Our video sessions are facilitated by a trained Support Professional so there is always someone on hand to help.
And remember you don't have to switch your camera on if you'd prefer not to. You will be given the option to use your camera before joining the meeting.
Support Sessions coming up...
Wednesday 1st September - 2.00pm - Low grade tumours
Friday 3rd September - 3.30pm - Impact on friendship after a brain tumour diagnosis
Monday 6th September - 2.00pm - End of life planning
Thursday 9th September - 11.00am - Volunteers session
Thursday 9th September - 3.00pm - Fatigue after brain tumour diagnosis
Monday 13th September - 4.00pm - UK friendship group
Tuesday 14th September - 4.00pm - Young people's friendship group
Thursday 16th September - 3.00pm - Finance and benefits
Friday 17th September - 3.00pm - High grade tumours
Thursday 23rd September - 4.00pm - Men's friendship group
Tuesday 28th September - 2.00pm - Low mood and anxiety
Please email us or call 01454 422701 if you are interested in joining any of the above meetings.
We also host local area support groups for the following regions:
Cornwall - Thursday 2nd September at 1pm / Thursday 16th September at 1pm
Devon - Friday 3rd September at 1pm / Friday 17th September at 1pm
Hampshire and Dorset - Thursday 26th August at 1pm / Thursday 9th September at 1pm / Thursday 23rd September at 1pm
Shropshire - No meeting in August - September date TBC
Wales - Monday 23rd August at 11am / Thursday 3rd September at 5pm / Monday 20th September at 11am
If you live in any of these areas you have the opportunity to connect with other patients and families in your region through regular zoom meet-ups. Please email or phone us for more information about joining these groups.
We know how much everyone does miss meeting up face-to-face at regional venues and will of course continue to monitor the situation. Our aim is always to ensure that appropriate support is in place to help as many people as possible.
Our support throughout the coronavirus pandemic
Support is also available through our Support Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) and our Support Line - 01454 422701. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please be advised that we are not able to give medical opinions and if you are concerned that you may be experiencing coronavirus symptoms, please use the NHS 111 online service or call 111 (England, Scotland and Wales) or 0300 200 7885 (Northern Ireland). If you have had a brain tumour remember to inform the person you speak to of your diagnosis and any treatment you have received or are currently receiving.