Real life stories

John at his Neuro-versity graduation ceremony

John’s CADASIL story: “CADASIL causes me stress and anxiety. The Brain Charity’s employment team fills me with confidence.”

John got a new job two months ago after working with our employment team.

Category: Employment

Published: 6 June 2022

Debbie, seated looking at camera

Debbie’s bipolar story: “I was struggling inside – The Brain Charity gave me the courage to get back into the workplace”

Debbie had low self-esteem, but volunteering boosted her confidence

Category: Employment

Published: 19 January 2022

Joanne’s cerebral palsy story

Joanne’s cerebral palsy story: “The Brain Charity’s employment support feels tailor-made for me”

Joanne was refused service in a pub due to a lack of understanding.

Category: Employment

Published: 5 October 2021


Gerard’s stroke story: “I was left with nothing, but The Brain Charity saved me from going under”

He was left in desperation, fearing his home would be repossessed.

Category: Employment

Published: 30 March 2021

John lives with fibromyalgia having been diagnosed in 2010

John’s fibromyalgia story: “I’ve gone from champion jockey to championing carers’ rights”

The dad didn't believe fibromyalgia was real - now he has support to work full-time.

Category: Employment

Published: 30 March 2021

Matthew in The Brain Food Café

Matthew’s autism story: “I’m often treated differently, but not working at The Brain Charity”

The 21-year-old, who has ASD, has gained huge amounts of confidence.

Category: Employment

Published: 15 March 2021

The Brain Charity's employment project helped Theresa move forward following her dyslexia diagnosis

Teresa’s neurodiversity story: “I’ve been called stupid since I was young, but The Brain Charity built my confidence”

The former carer took her first ever selfie thanks to our employment service.

Category: Employment

Published: 15 March 2021

The Brain Charity supports Viktor with his autism

Viktor’s autism story: “Employers saw me as weird, but The Brain Charity helped me follow my dreams”

He was compared to Dustin Hoffman's 'Rain Man' character for his incredible memory.

Category: Employment

Published: 19 March 2021