Working with you and your amazing child
Cerebra is the national charity helping children with brain conditions and their families discover a better life together.
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Please help support our vital work that enriches the lives of thousands of children and their families every day.
What We Do
Over 500,000 children in the UK live with a brain condition. This can make normal activities such as learning, playing or simply experiencing the world a huge challenge. Through our research we offer solutions and advice to help these children and their families enjoy lives full of hope and discovery.
I need advice on
education and transport
Getting the right education for your child – and sometimes just getting them there – can be a challenge.
We have guides to help you access the the right education for your child in England and Wales.
DLA and accessing public services
We have a wide range of resources that help parents and carers access legal, social and financial help.
Download a step-by-step guide to filling in the Disability Living Allowance Claim Form.
Our Accessing Public Services Toolkit offers solutions to common problems when dealing with statutory agencies.
getting some sleep
At Cerebra we provide support and advice to help your child – and everyone in your family – get a good night’s sleep.
Tackle some of the most common sleep problems with some quick tips from our Sleep Cards.
Contact our sleep team for one-to-one help.
stress and emotional wellbeing
We all know that mental health is as important as physical health. Here are some resources to help you look after yourself and your loved ones.
Our Factsheet on Emotional Wellbeing looks at the importance of looking after yourself if you are a parent or carer.
We also have a Guide to Anxiety to help you spot signs of anxiety in your child and how to help them.
toilet training and continence
Toilet training can have a number of different causes and as a result require a range of approaches to manage and resolve issues.
Our Guide for Parents helps you understand your child’s individual needs when toilet training.
Our infographic Guide to Toilet Training is a visual aid to help you understand common problems and offers techniques to help.
Some behaviours are challenging for professionals and teachers as well carers and parents looking after children with a brain condition.
Download our Managing Challenging Behaviour Factsheet.
Our Guide to Pain helps you identify and manage pain in a child who is unable to communicate verbally.
understanding my child's condition
Knowledge based on current research gives you the power to help your child, whatever their diagnosis.
You can borrow a book on your child’s condition from our library to help your understanding.
Our Guide to Research About Childhood Brain Conditions provides an introduction to research and offers advice on how to find good quality research and information.
Our innovators help Harry to play with his dog
Product Designers from the Cerebra Innovation Centre – a partnership between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Cerebra – produced a specially adapted tennis ball shooter to enable a boy with cerebral palsy to throw a ball for his assistance dog.
How rehabilitation and support can help a child with an acquired brain injury to flourish and reach their potential
Count Me In Lottery
Taking part in our ‘Count Me In’ Lottery is a wonderful way to make a real difference to children with brain conditions and their families. It also means you are in with a chance to win our big weekly prize.
We offer a range of free services that enrich the lives of children with brain conditions and support their families and carers.