The below list includes UK based organisations only.
Headway is a charity that specialises in supporting people with a brain injury. They can provide advice about living with brain damage and the many aspects of life that this affects.
Their website states:
‘A network of over 100 local Groups and Branches throughout the UK offers a wide range of services, including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care. The services available will vary, depending on local needs and resources.’
Contact number: 0808 800 2244
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity offer a wide range of services, including support for sufferers, pointers to local support groups and advice about treatment and new research. It is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, funding scientific and clinical research into brain tumours.
Support Line: 0808 800 0004
This charity provides ‘an easy to use database of brain tumour support services, and brain tumour clinical trials’.
Tel: 01983 292 405
Cancer Research’s website provide a long list of brain tumour related charities and support groups that can help.
Helpline: 0808 800 40 40
Brain Tumour Action
Brain Tumour Action are based in Scotland and provide support and counselling. They run a number of support groups which meet in Scotland, and throughout the UK. There is a discussion group on their website.
Tel: 0131 466 3116
Brain and Spine Foundation
The Brain and Spine Foundation provide information and support for people affected by neurological conditions, their relatives, and also health professionals. The helpline is staffed by neuroscience health professionals. They also have free booklets available on a range of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal tumours.
Tel: 0808 808 1000 (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 2pm, Fridays 9am to 1pm)
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan provide financial, practical and medical support and objectivise for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments, and have a helpline that provides cancer information and benefits advice.
Brain Tumour Support
Brain Tumour Support are dedicated to support which is individually tailored and offered in a variety of ways. The charity has a wider understanding of the vital importance of long term, specialised support.