The Impact on Children

The Impact on Children

When a family member is diagnosed with a brain tumour or brain injury, children can suffer trauma leading to mental health issues such as anxiety, low self esteem and self-harming.


Building Emotional Resilience Toolkit

This tool kit helps children learn how to get on with others, both peers and adults, emphasises the importance of joining in social activities and gives ideas on building positive self-esteem. It also has tips about maintaining a good level of personal and social functioning.

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Parent Awareness – Self Harming

Some children with a family member who has a brain tumour or brain injury can self harm. This information introduces some ideas about young people’s mental health, provides an overview of self harm, explores some of the reasons young people may self harm and offers ideas about building resilience in young people.

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