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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The Brain Charity is appealing for witnesses after a robber made off with cash having threatened a worker with a weapon.

The offender entered the public ground floor area of our Headquarters on Norton Street shortly before 4.55pm yesterday [TUES] before stealing just under £100 in cash from a till. 

When the man was disturbed by a member of staff, he threatened the worker with what appeared to be a sharp object or blade.  

The robber then fled the building on foot, heading down London Road in the direction of Lime Street Station and St George’s Hall.

The man is described as white, in his late forties or early fifties, approx. 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build, balding with receding grey hair and with no teeth.

He was wearing a grey and navy hoodie, grey tracksuit bottoms, black trainers and a blue mask under his chin and was carrying a large black Sports Direct bag.

A criminal investigation is now underway and Merseyside Police are appealing for information.

Read More: APPEAL: Cash stolen from The Brain Charity by robber who threatened staff with weapon

A small selection of The Brain Charity's Christmas cards

The leaves may only just have started to fall, but the more organised among us are already preparing for December 25th.

With friends and families struggling to see each other face-to-face due to coronavirus lockdowns and social distancing, this Christmas sending a card to show you care has never been more important.

Once again, The Brain Charity are selling specially designed festive cards in a range of motifs for just £3.50 for a pack of 10, with all proceeds supporting our vital work.

Read More: It's never too early to think about Christmas

Sunflower lanyard with mask exemption card

With new government guidelines coming into place all over the UK, it is now mandatory to wear a face covering in most public places like shops and on all public transport.

It can seem overwhelming to have wear a face covering if you have an underlying condition which it could exacerbate, but according to government guidance you are exempt from wearing one if:

Read More: Face coverings: am I exempt?

New medical research suggests there could be a link between coronavirus and long-term neurological symptoms. Experts writing in the medical journal Brain first revealed serious brain disorders such as brain inflammation, delirium, nerve damage and stroke had emerged in patients even mildly affected by coronavirus.

Read More: Is there a link between Coronavirus and long-term neurological symptoms?

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Many people first find out about The Brain Charity online, so it’s vital our website is clear and easy to use.

With this in mind we're redesigning our site, and top of our priority list is its accessibility. This is the ease with which our clients can use and navigate menus and pages and find the information they need.

Please have a good look around this website.

What do you like or dislike about it as it stands? How can it be improved?

We’d appreciate it if you could click here and take a few minutes to share your views in our brief survey.

Your feedback will be invaluable and together we will create our best website yet!

Liverpool’s new Changing Places facility at The Brain Charity

It's time to let you in on a secret we've been keeping.

Pictured is our sparkling new Changing Places facility, located downstairs in our Norton Street HQ.

It's an accessible toilet with a height-adjustable changing bench and hoist. Installing this facility has allowed The Brain Charity to take the important final step in making our centre accessible to everyone.

Read More: Liverpool’s new Changing Places facility

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As you may know, we had to cancel our annual Head Matters Day for Brain Awareness Week in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. After a lot of hard work behind the scenes, we’re pleased to let you know that we are running a virtual Head Matters event online this autumn. Throughout the day, we’ll be putting on a host of fun online activities for you to enjoy – from musical performances and creative workshops to talks and quizzes.

Read More: Head Matters Day goes online

By Tom George, wellbeing facilitator

Lockdown has been a challenge for everyone, whether you have a neurological condition or not, and one way to keep ourselves mentally well is through mindfulness. Mindfulness originates from Buddhism and it includes paying attention our breathing, and a variety of mental techniques that help us to 'go with the flow', live in the present moment and feel gratitude for little things. Mindfulness teaches lots of tips that can help you get through the day in a more peaceful, joyful state of mind, which is what we all want, right?

Read More: Mindfulness and Men