Events for parents, families and professionals

Whether you want information, advice or to meet others, take a look at our events listings.

Our events page provides parents and professionals with key information on UK events and links to find out more. Two events, which both happen to be on 28 April this year, are the Stroke Association’s childhood stroke support day (for parents and carers) and The Brain Tumour Charity’s family day. We caught up with both charities to find out how valuable events like this can be. The parents of Ella, who had a stroke at school at age seven, will be attending the Stroke Association’s childhood stroke support day. Before her illness Ella’s parents had no idea that a child could have a stroke and her mother Catherine said attending the day last year was ‘incredibly useful’. Catherine continued: “It gave us the opportunity to meet other parents and healthcare professionals, and to hear more about the future of childhood stroke diagnosis and rehabilitation. “We’ll be going again this year and we really do urge other parents with children who have had a stroke to join us. It’s such a fantastic opportunity to meet other people and realise that you’re not alone.” Another event, taking place the same day, is The Brain Tumour Charity’s family day. This is a chance for families to enjoy time together, meet other families affected by a brain tumour and share experiences. Emma Wood, Children & Families and Young Adults Manager at The Brain Tumour Charity said: “Many of our families stay in touch with each other long after the day itself, building a strong and more local support network. “We also know our Family Days help children combat feelings of isolation. Sadly, 84% of children feel lonely after a brain tumour diagnosis and 70% report difficulties doing things outside the house. This is why our Family Days are so important, supporting children and young people with a brain tumour diagnosis to try new things, socialise with others and grow in confidence.” A parent said: “It was an amazingly magical day. Thank you so much to everyone at the charity for making the children feel so special. We laughed and had so much fun, memories we will never forget.” The Brain Injury Hub’s Events page is updated regularly – do email us if you have any events of interest to families and/or professionals.      
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