24th March: Coronavirus: Following Government guidelines, the building is now closed until further notice.

Coronavirus: Information & Advice Officers and Assistants are working from home.

The Information & Advice team will make regular check-in calls to check in on those clients we deem to be at risk of social isolation or whom may have problems accessing food during this period.

We will also use a conference call service to set up regular group chats for our clients to replace those social groups no longer in action such as craft club. These calls will be free of charge to our clients.

At The Brain Charity's libraryOur national enquiry service offers information and advice on any aspect of living with a neurological condition.

If you want to know more about a neurological condition, if you are looking for support groups in your area, or need advice on any aspect of living with a condition, then contact our Information and Advice Team. Our information and advice team are experienced in dealing with a wide range of enquiries and are available to provide you with information that will assist you to understand the practicalities of living with, or supporting somebody with a neurological condition.

Library and Information Centre

The library at our national centre in Liverpool holds a huge range of books, leaflets and other items on hundreds of different neurological conditions and specialist, up to date information. We have information on many rare conditions.  And you can look at our library's catalogue on the web - the catalogue is free for anyone to look at.

As a result of a grant from North West Housing Services, we have been able to purchase books as part of the Reading Agency’s Reading Well scheme for people with long-term conditions. 

These are books recommended by health professionals and by people with long term conditions, and include titles such as Rebuilding Your Life after Stroke and Mindfulness for Health, and titles for carers such as The Carer's Handbook and The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring. 

We can provide information in alternative formats on request.

At The Walton Centre

If you are visiting The Walton Centre as an outpatient or if you are staying there for treatment, we have staff on-site who can offer you practical help, information and emotional support.

Other information and advice services

We have also put together some useful links to websites which have information on a wide range of neurological information and general health topics, plus medical search engines, and self-help organisations.

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