Coronavirus: How to get Help

Find coronavirus help in your local area from the UK Government.

The Brain Charity can also help anyone with a neurological condition, their family and carers at this time.

If you need help, please get in touch: Email The Brain Charity or call us free on 0800 008 6417 (Monday-Friday: 9am-4.30pm)

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Every day, people with neurological conditions face difficult life challenges. Thankfully, charities like The Brain Charity are there to help. But more than ever, we need your support.

We’re pleased to be supported by Global’s Make Some Noise appeal – as one of the many smaller, local charities across the UK that many people would be #LostWithout.

Read More: Global’s Make Some Noise appeal supports The Brain Charity

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The Brain Charity awards will shout out about the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of the disability community and show the world countless reasons why they should celebrate.

Since March 2020 everyone has faced a challenging time and now more than ever it is of the utmost importance to recognise the achievements of those who have made a difference to the lives of many around them.

It feels like an appropriate time to take stock and show gratitude to those who are exceptional within their field.

Read More: Nominations open for The Brain Charity awards 2021

In 2008, Brain Charity client Lisa was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, her work stopped and she had to shield.

Determined to keep her mind active, Lisa, 45, from Birmingham, created incredible cardboard adventures for her long-haired Syrian hamster Spud.

Read More: Spud the hamster’s lockdown adventures kept world smiling through lockdown

Steve, his cousin Simon & Simon's wife Vanessa with the finished bridge

A self-confessed engineering novice built a 50ft bridge across a pond in his garden during lockdown – and is now officially opening it to raise thousands for The Brain Charity.

Steve George, 65, spent five months building the three-arch bridge from 1,600ft of Douglas fir to keep himself busy as a pandemic challenge.

Read More: Engineering novice built 50ft bridge across garden pond during lockdown – raising thousands for...

Brain haemorrhage survivor Neil Rhodes with medal after completing a Trans-Alpine run

A near-fatal brain haemorrhage survivor who defied the odds to claim numerous world records is set to run a gruelling eight marathons in eight days for The Brain Charity.

Dad-of-two Neil Rhodes, 63, has completed more than 17 ultramarathons since he nearly died of a brain haemorrhage in 2003.

Read More: Near fatal brain haemorrhage survivor who defied odds to claim numerous world records set to run...

Caring for someone you love can be overwhelming, especially when it involves a life-changing diagnosis.

The Brain Charity caught up with Michelle, whose daughter had a post-natal stroke 12 hours after she was born, which resulted in her developing epilepsy.

Though everyone’s experience is unique, these are Michelle’s six top tips for parents caring for children with neurological conditions that she wishes she had known as a new mum.

Read More: A mum’s advice: six things no one ever tells you when your child is diagnosed with a neurological...

Event at The Brain Charity in Liverpool

The Brain Charity is pleased to share the dates of our planned upcoming events for the rest of 2021. 

We will be revealing more details of these events in the coming months, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to hear. 

After a difficult year for so many of our clients, we can't wait to celebrate safely with our community soon. If you have any questions about any of the events below, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Don't forget to check our online events calendar for details of our weekly social activities. 

Read More: 2021 events revealed: What's on at The Brain Charity

Coronavirus update from The Brain Charity Norton_St Liverpool

We are delighted to announce that we will soon begin to slowly and safely reopen The Brain Charity’s building and resume our face-to-face services.

From Monday, March 8th: We will begin to resume some pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with clients, and potentially some face-to-face counselling sessions, all socially distanced.

From Monday, April 12th: The Brain Charity’s centre on Norton Street will formally reopen. This means our library and charity shop will be open to the public, and The Brain Food Café will be serving takeaway food and drinks. At this point we will resume a small number of socially distanced activities and services within the centre, including our room hire business. We will also invite some volunteers back into the building.

Read More: Announcement: The Brain Charity’s plan for reopening