Tom's Trust

Psychological Support: Children with Brain Tumours

We are raising funds to provide psychological support for children with brain tumours to improve their quality of life and wellbeing. Our innovative support programme helps children retain as much cognitive function as possible, get back to school, resume life and achieve their full potential.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1183559)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Donations

0

Championed by Lake House Charitable Foundation

    Categories

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

In the UK, 500 children are diagnosed with brain tumours each year and more than 1 in 3 of these children will die despite treatment. The impact of both the tumour and treatments on developing children means that those who do survive are left with long-term, life-altering disabilities such as blindness, deafness, cognitive impairment and learning disabilities. There is little to no statutory psychological support available to children with brain tumours who have complex psychological needs.

Solution

Tom’s Trust funds Clinical Psychologists to support children who are diagnosed with brain tumours, and their families, to improve their quality of life and wellbeing. Support starts at diagnosis and continues through adolescence, as the children’s needs change. Tom’s Trust’s vision is that dedicated support from clinical psychologists will be provided for every child with a brain tumour in the UK and their families to ensure and support the best outcomes for children affected by brain tumours.

  • "It’s not just about surviving; it’s about living and finding life again after a brain tumour"

    — Lead Cambridge Psychologist