We know how hard it can be when you are told that you have a brain tumour. Not only are you dealing with the prospect of a cancer diagnosis, but also an often severe long term neurological condition. Life can be particularly tough for your carers as the condition can change the very person their loved one was.
Millions of people across the country are living with a neurological condition, and they all have specialist needs. However, there is a wealth of knowledge amongst specialist practitioners and organisations like brainstrust that are able to provide support for people caring for those with these conditions.
In the North of England, our Sheffield team have been working with representatives of other neurological organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber to engage with and educate health and social care professionals.
On Monday 17th March, we’ll be joining other members of YHANO (Yorkshire & The Humber Association of Neurological Organisations) to put on a Neurological Education Day for generic health and social care practitioners providing information about a range of neurological conditions.
This study day is for caring professionals who, as part of their role, may come into contact with people living with long term neurological conditions. The event will provide a professional development opportunity for delegates to develop their understanding of the needs of people living with these conditions as well as a chance to meet with neurology specialists and neurological organisations. There’ll also be the opportunity to attend workshops focusing on conditions including MS, Parkinson’s, MND, Brain Injury, Stroke, Epilepsy, HD and PSP, as well as our session on brain tumours.
Pete Burchill, brainstrust Support Specialist for Sheffield and South Yorkshire says,
“This is a fantastic opportunity to for us to make people realise that a brain tumour is not just a cancer diagnosis, but also a hugely impactful neurological condition. It is good that we are able to share our insight into what brain tumour patients and carers are up against, and also learn from these established, caring organisations.”
The Neurological Education Day is being held at the Pavilions of Harrogate from 9.15am – 4.00pm. There’s more info and details on how to register at http://www.yhano.org.uk/