Many peopleâ€™s faith changes or deepens when facing life with a high-grade Brain Tumour. If you have been helped during your experience by a religious or spiritual organisation, book, or individual and would like to send us a short article about how they have helped you, we would welcome the chance to share your source of inspiration with others.
If you have never explored faith or spirituality, we hope that the links below provide a starting point for you. Please note that these links are intended to be neither exhaustive nor exclusive, we realise that everyone is an individual and finds hope from a source personal to them.
Chai; Lifeline Cancer Support and Centre for Health offers emotional support for Jewish cancer patients, their families and friends. They offer one-to-one support by phone, at home, in hospital or hospice. Weekly support groups and monthly coffee mornings run in some areas. Complementary therapies are offered.
Helpline: 020 8202 4567
Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish Community, and offers wide ranging support services in London and the South East of England.
Tel. 020 8731 6788
The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian Faith, and runs regularly at churches throughout the UK. You can also link from there to the Marriage Course, which may help you explore ways in which the pressures of living with a low-grade brain tumour can be handled in a positive way.
You may also like to explore Christian Spirituality at one of the numerous UK Christian Retreat Centres.
If you've always been interested in Eastern and Western philosophy and would like to know how to make it relevant to your life in a practical way, check out the School of Economic Science who regularly run short "Philosophy Works" courses throughout the UK.