Brain tumour helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on brain tumours

NHS – Malignant Brain Tumour


Comprehensive information about Brain Tumour & Radiotherapy with links to external websites.

Brain Tumour Charity (Formerly Brain Tumour UK)

Support & Info Line: 0808 800 0004

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity.

We fund scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy. If you have been affected by the diagnosis of a brain tumour, please call our Support & Info Line number listed above. We’re here for you every step of the way.


10 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour every week in the UK, that's more than one a day. HeadSmart is raising national awareness of the common signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and teenagers by equipping parents, the public and healthcare professionals with the information they need.

Brains Trust

Helpline: 01983 292 405

"When you are diagnosed with a brain tumour, it's like being stood on the edge of a precipice. There's so much to learn, but little in the way of coordinated brain tumour support and information". Brainstrust is the brain tumour charity that offers a unique support service to people who are coping with a brain tumour. We provide pragmatic support and advice from the point of diagnosis. We can do this because of our experience battling brain cancer, our unique network of advisors, and our supporters in the medical, scientific and nursing community.

Brain Tumour Action

Helpline: 0131 466 3116 (manned by a trained counsellor)

Brain Tumour Action provides a wide range of services and supports a wide range of activities. Our vision is of a day when brain tumours are brought under control and patients can take up their full lives again as soon as possible. BTA runs its own support groups, and publicises support groups run by other groups and organisations as well as providing a full set of information booklets and leaflets. They are available on request, and in addition can be downloaded free of charge.

The Brain and Spine Foundation

Helpline: 0808 808 1000

The Brain and Spine Helpline is staffed by neuroscience nurses and other health professionals. It covers all neurological conditions, from the fairly common to the very rare, and can offer information and support on any medical or related social and emotional issues of concern. The service answers queries by telephone, letter or email as well as providing an opportunity for people to share their experiences of having a neurological condition on the discussion forum.

McMillan Cancer Support

Helpline: 0808 808 0000

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help.

Cancer Help UK

Helpline: 0808 800 4040

CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families.