Our new Teenage and Young Adult Service aims to help young people feel less isolated after devastating diagnosis
Coping with the devastating diagnosis of a brain tumour leaves young people feeling isolated, often with no idea where to turn for information and support.
Now The Brain Tumour Charity is developing a Teenage and Young Adult Service (TYA), which launched on Monday, July 24, for people aged 16-30, who are living with brain tumours.
“We're delighted to offer this new service, which aims to help young people feel better supported and less isolated by providing support and information, tailored for that age group," said Emma Wood, the charity's Teenage and Young Adult Worker.
“And we'll also help them connect with others who are going through similar experiences.
“We will be putting out a survey to ask young people what sort of support they would like and our Young Ambassadors [pictured] will also be helping us to shape the service."
The support available will include:
- Emotional and practical support from a dedicated Teenage and Young Adult Worker
- A closed Facebook Group to help young adults connect with others in a similar situation, no matter where they live
- Opportunities to be in touch with our Young Ambassadors who understand what it's like to live with a brain tumour diagnosis
- Events where young adults can meet new people, learn new skills and get helpful information and support