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Brain Charity offers new counselling service in Southport

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends, and carers.

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions, including stroke, brain injury, dementia, brain haemorrhage, and many rarer conditions - we are here for every single one.

Our aim is to support people with neurological conditions to live longer, healthier and more active lives.

Being diagnosed with a neurological condition can be a frightening and bewildering experience; many people face unemployment, poverty and social isolation as a result.

We offer a range of services including, but not limited to: counselling, welfare benefits advice, adult learning courses, confidence building courses, support groups for different conditions, employment support, carers advocacy, a legal service, supported volunteering opportunities, and a national information & advice service which includes a library open to the public and a national helpline.

The charity was born in Liverpool in 1993 and currently has 33 members of staff and around 70 volunteers.

Over half of our staff team have neurological conditions, as do over 60% of our volunteers.

The Brain Charity's base in central Liverpool is also home to The Brain Food Café, a community café which offers work experience for our clients, and a safe, healthy place to eat. Our centre hosts a range of social activities including craft clubs, choir, boccia and other exercise sessions.

For more information see: https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk/

 

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