Coronavirus: How to get Help

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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)

'Love'. Artwork by Love Artuk outside the entrance to The Brain CharityNeed someone to talk to? You can turn to us.

Being diagnosed with or affected by a neurological condition can be a frightening and bewildering experience.

It can impact greatly on your emotional wellbeing as well as your physical health.

And, as a family member, carer or friend, it can be just as hard watching someone you care about going through such a difficult time.

At The Brain Charity we offer a range of services which are designed to support you to come to terms with your condition and help you to cope with some of the difficult emotions you may be going through.

To find out more about our emotional wellbeing services, click on the links below:

Photo of artwork by Love Artuk outside the entrance to The Brain Charity

A number of people affected by a neurological condition may feel socially isolated and lack somebody to talk to. The Brain Charity can offer a befriending service to support people by lending an ear and helping them to be a more active part of their community.

Our volunteer befrienders are reliable, good listeners and are able to help empower people to gain new experiences.

If you feel that you would benefit from this service you can contact us for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0151 298 2999.


Coronavirus: All centre-based group activities organised and run by the The Brain Charity will cease until further notice. And now: Our coffee mornings have moved online! They are on the first and third Monday of the month. Please contact us if you want to join in.

Lots of groups meet at The Brain Charity, as you can see below. Support groups offer a way for people affected by a condition to share experiences and gain an understanding of how a condition can affect others. Support groups are a great way of meeting new people and learning new coping strategies to help through illness to recovery.

It can be daunting to join a new group at first but everybody in that group will understand how it feels to be the new person so you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Join us in our café, meet new friends and old.

Support groups currently meeting at The Brain Charity
Which condition?Which group?When?


Stroke Friends: Aphasia Support Group Mondays 2 - 4pm weekly, in café area
Ataxia Ataxia NW Support Group First Saturday of each month
Brain Tumour The Brain Tumour Charity Liverpool Support Group Final Monday of each month, 1 - 3pm
Cavernoma Cavernoma Alliance Quarterly
Dystonia Dystonia Support Group Saturdays
Epilepsy Epilepsy Action Coffee and chat, final Thursday of the month, 11am - 1pm
Facial Palsy Facial Palsy UK Cheshire & Mersey Support Group Bi-monthly meetings; 10.00-12.00
Fronto-temporal dementia Fronto-temporal Dementia Support Quarterly, check support group's website
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  OCD-UK Liverpool support group First Wednesday of each month, 5-7pm
Parkinson's Central Liverpool Parkinson's U.K. Support Group First Friday of each month, 1 - 4pm
Spinal Injury Merseyside Spinal Injuries Association Group First Wednesday of each month, 3.00 - 5.00pm
 Tuberous Sclerosis Tuberous Sclerosis Association Northwest Regional Group Phone us to check when


These three groups below meet informally at the Coffee Morning on the first Monday of the month

Ataxia NW Support Group

Brain Haemorrhage Brain Haemorrhage Support Group
Tremor Essential Tremor Support Group


Tea, Coffee and Company First Monday of each month, 10.30am - noon


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  Putting myself forward for counselling was something I never ever thought I would do, but my counsellor was so easy to talk with purple quotation mark right close - Brenda 

counselling at The Brain Charity 2 Our team of counsellors provide a range of counselling and psychotherapy, including CBT and other forms of psychotherapy. Your counsellor works with you as an individual, using both short-term and longer-term therapy to meet your individual needs.

Your counsellor provides you with a safe 'space' where you can talk about your problems and feelings. You and your counsellor work together to understand and address your problems. Everything you and your counsellor say stays confidential.

Who is counselling for?

We provide support to people with a neurological condition. Neurological conditions can have a wide-ranging effect on health, not just your physical health but your mental health as well.

We work with a wide range of issues affecting mental health, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, phobias, and bereavement, along with a whole range of issues which people with neurological conditions may experience.

We also offer counselling therapy to people who care for someone with a neurological condition.

Is it only one-to-one counselling?

As well as one-to-one counselling, we can work with couples and families, and provide group therapy.

Contact us

Our counselling service runs Monday-Friday and individuals can self-refer by contacting our information team on 0800 008 6417 or emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The counselling service is very much in demand, so waiting times for an initial telephone assessment can vary. We make every effort to respond to your enquires as soon as we can.

Community Fund

We are extremely grateful to the The National Lottery Community Fund for supporting our vital and completely free counselling service by distributing Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport cash to charities like us as part of the Coronavirus Community Support Fund.

The money we’ve received has allowed us to support 50 extra clients to get the therapy and support they need for six more months.