Help children with brain tumours & their families to be supported by Tom’s Trust’s clinical psychologists to ensure their best possible mental health outcomes. We will support them from diagnosis, through surgeries and brutal treatment, as they go back to school & social life, until adulthood.
Every year 600 young people under 19 are diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour and its brutal treatment are emotionally, physically, and mentally devastating for the children and their families. Without early and continued psychological intervention, survivors face a life of challenging disabilities, fewer friends, and lower quality of life. Currently within the NHS, there are too few resources to provide the much-needed clinical psychological support for all impacted by the tumour.
Tom’s Trust provides clinical psychologists for children and their families: - Immediately following a diagnosis - Through medical procedures - Following medical treatments - When integrating back into school - Through any major changes or transitions, including the move into adult services - While learning to live well with disabilities and other issues arising from treatment/tumours - In Young Ambassador Groups for children to find their voice and get peer support