Telephone Helplines

Telephone Helplines

Some of the main UK Brain Tumour charities have helplines you can call for information and support about all aspects of dealing with a brain tumour.

Below are details of helplines you may find useful:

Andrea's Gift

If you think that it might help to talk to someone who has an appreciation of what you are going through Andrea's Gift may be able to help. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and she will put you in touch with a person in a similar situation.

They have a number of patients and carers who are willing to talk either by telephone, email or face to face (where possible) to help you through the dark times.

Brain tumour UK

Staff and volunteers help with questions on living with a brain tumour, the various treatments the patient may be going through, where to go for support, sources of further information or just to talk about the diagnosis and what lies ahead. The service is available to anyone who has been touched in some way by a brain tumour.

Ring their Helpline on 0845 4500 386 (10am - 1pm, Monday to Friday).


Brainstrust supports patients at the point of diagnosis, but is also looking beyond this point to improve the treatment, care and outcomes of all patients who are diagnosed with brain Cancer.

If you need more information or would like to have an informal chat then you can call Helen on 01983 292 405

Brain Tumour Action:

Brain Tumour Action run a Phone Helpline which has been in continuous operation 24 hours a day for six years. The counselling side of the program is run on a telephone “befriender” basis. The telephone is covered by a trained counsellor. Specialist neuro-oncology nurses also give advice.

The number is: 0131 466 3116

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