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 2nd June - 4.00pm - Low grade tumours
Friday 4th June - 12 noon - Wellness session
Monday 7th June - 11.00am - Creative session
Wednesday 9th June - 11.00am - Volunteers session
Wednesday 9th June - 4.00pm - Crafters' get together
Friday 11th June - 3.00pm - High grade tumours
Monday 14th June - 4.00pm - UK friendship group
Tuesday 15th June - 11.00am - Anxiety first aid
Wednesday 16th June - 4.00pm - DVLA and driving
Thursday 24th June - 4.00pm - Finance, debt and benefits
Tuesday 29th June - 11.00am - Talking with children and young people about a diagnosis
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 10th June at 1pm / Thursday 24th June at 1pm
Devon - Friday 11th June at 1pm / Friday 25th June at 1pm
Hampshire and Dorset - Thursday 3rd June at 1pm / Thursday17th June at 1pm
Shropshire - Friday 18th June at 4pm
Wales - Thursday 3rd June at 5pm / Monday 21st June 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.