We have more than 3,500 information items of different kinds in our unique library and information centre, covering hundreds of different neurological conditions. But if you're looking for a lighter read, we now also have a small selection of fiction that people can borrow. Our collection received a boost recently thanks to a kind donation of books from the staff at HMRC Liverpool, for which we are very grateful.
Spoon Theory. Ever heard of it before? Believe it or not, it has absolutely nothing to do with eating and everything to do with fatigue and chronic illness. If you have these, you may have found it difficult in the past to explain to those around you why seemingly minor tasks can seem huge, or why performing basic elements of self-care can drain all your energy reserves. Christine Miserandino created a metaphor to help people explain their fatigue after she herself was living with Lupus.
Patrick Burke was presented with The Sir Bert Massie Lifetime Achievement Award at The Brain Charity's 25th Anniversary Awards ceremony recently. Here his friend Lynn tells us about his latest campaign.
Our Shared Reading group started again this summer at The Brain Charity, led by Frank from The Reader Organisation. In shared reading, the group listen to the leader read a short piece and then they have a chat about it. You don’t have to be involved in the discussion if you would rather not but you could just listen to everybody else’s views.