Young Adults Service
Funding Support to Improve Lives
Going through treatment for a brain tumour can be incredible stressful and isolating. We know that receiving a brain tumour diagnosis, or learning of a loved one’s diagnosis, is a life-changing event and support is vital at this time.
Working with The Brain Tumour Charity, The Lewis Moody Foundation is helping to fund their Young Adults Service. Directed at those aged between 16-30 living with a brain tumour, the service is specifically designed to help those transitioning through adolesence. Providing key information regarding topics such as higher education, employment and independent living, the team are a vital tool for Young Adults affected within the community.
If you would like support from our dedicated team please email [email protected] or get in contact via phone on 0808 800 0004 and ask for The Young Adults Service.
Young Adult Meet Ups
As part of our funding for the Young Adults Service The Foundation is proud to co-host The Brain Tumour Charities Young Adult Meet Ups. If you are aged between 16-30 and living with a brain tumour diagnosis then join us at one of our Young Adult Meet Ups. A fun day out hosted by The Brain Tumour Charity, they are an oppurtunity for you to meet new people who understand what you are going through. Everyone is welcome, you can even bring a family member, friend or partner as your plus one. We’re an informal and friendly bunch and the events are a fantastic way to join our community, share your story with others, or simply enjoy a relaxed day out.
The events are free to attend, we ask that you register in advance so that we know how many people to expect and wouldn’t want anyone to miss out. Check out our upcoming events below.
Please don’t worry about…
- Money. The day is free to attend and lunch will be provided free of charge.
- Not making friends. We guarantee you will, everyone is in a similar boat and understands your situation so you’re sure to make friends. Plus, our friendly team are there to help too.
- Fatigue. You’ll be surrounded by people who understand and if there’s anything you don’t want to do, or if you just want some time to relax, that’s 100% okay!
- Not being good at the activities. This is a relaxed space of supportive peers where it’s not the winning but the taking part (and having fun) that counts.
- Coming alone. You’re welcome to bring a plus-one, however, you’re sure to meet lots of people so don’t worry if you do come alone; you soon won’t be!
If you have any questions please contact the Young Adults Team on [email protected].
Young Adults Events and COVID-19
Due to the current situation with the coronavirus COVID-19 and uncertainty of future government advice around travel and public meetings we are reviewing our upcoming Young Adults events.
Our decision to cancel any upcoming events hasn’t been taken lightly, we know how much you enjoy these opportunities to get together (as do we!) but we felt it was the right decision to take a precautionary approach and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We are so sorry that we won’t get to see you all as planned but we are exploring possible alternative options to get together digitally, for example an online video chat. We will keep this page updated with any further details on these plans.
Thank you for your understanding, if you have any questions or if there’s anything else we can help with please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you are worried about coronavirus, please take a look at The Brain Tumour Charities latests support and advice here.
Online Meet Ups
Join us for some fun online games and get to know others who understand.
Tuesday 6 October 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Thursday 15 October 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday 20 October 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Virtual Harry Potter Trail Meet up on Thursday 29 October 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Face-To-Face Meet Ups
Meet, have fun and connect with your peers.
7 July Young Adults group at Northern Ireland Family Day
1 August Young Adults group at Scotland Family Day