Coronavirus: How to get Help

Find coronavirus help in your local area from the UK Government.

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)

Caring for someone you love can be overwhelming, especially when it involves a life-changing diagnosis.

The Brain Charity caught up with Michelle, whose daughter had a post-natal stroke 12 hours after she was born, which resulted in her developing epilepsy.

Though everyone’s experience is unique, these are Michelle’s six top tips for parents caring for children with neurological conditions that she wishes she had known as a new mum.

Read More: A mum’s advice: six things no one ever tells you when your child is diagnosed with a neurological...

Event at The Brain Charity in Liverpool

The Brain Charity is pleased to share the dates of our planned upcoming events for the rest of 2021. 

We will be revealing more details of these events in the coming months, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to hear. 

After a difficult year for so many of our clients, we can't wait to celebrate safely with our community soon. If you have any questions about any of the events below, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Don't forget to check our online events calendar for details of our weekly social activities. 

Read More: 2021 events revealed: What's on at The Brain Charity

Coronavirus update from The Brain Charity Norton_St Liverpool

We are delighted to announce that we will soon begin to slowly and safely reopen The Brain Charity’s building and resume our face-to-face services.

From Monday, March 8th: We will begin to resume some pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with clients, and potentially some face-to-face counselling sessions, all socially distanced.

From Monday, April 12th: The Brain Charity’s centre on Norton Street will formally reopen. This means our library and charity shop will be open to the public, and The Brain Food Café will be serving takeaway food and drinks. At this point we will resume a small number of socially distanced activities and services within the centre, including our room hire business. We will also invite some volunteers back into the building.

Read More: Announcement: The Brain Charity’s plan for reopening

ground-breaking online musical dementia workshops with The Brain Charity

By Kym Ward, dementia project coordinator at The Brain Charity

We understand that the past year has been especially tough for people living with dementia. We also know music can play a vital role in their daily care – it stirs memories, reduces agitation and creates moments of joyful connection. That’s why over the last few months, our small dementia project team has been busy recording and filming the music-based therapy workshops we usually do in the community, so they can be shared in households and care homes across Merseyside and all over the UK.

Read More: Music Makes Us! The Brain Charity's musical dementia workshops go virtual

Photo of Professor Tom Solomon by Liz Isles Photography

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have revealed new findings into how COVID-19 affects the brain.

Scientists at the University – including Walton Centre neurologist Professor Tom Solomon, who has previously worked in partnership with The Brain Charity – studied 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the first acute phase of the pandemic earlier this year. 

Read More: Study links neurological complications to coronavirus