Fearless Challenge

If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do but you just couldn’t bring yourself to do it, then now’s the time to face your fear and become a Cerebra Superhero!

Sign-up to let us know what you plan to do and complete your challenge at a later date, giving yourself enough time to pluck up the courage!

Fearless Challenge

If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do but you just couldn’t bring yourself to do it, then now’s the time to face your fear and become a Cerebra Superhero!

Sign-up to let us know what you plan to do and complete your challenge at a later date, giving yourself enough time to pluck up the courage!

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Cerebra’s Fearless Challenge puts you in control and lets you choose what your challenge will be

All you need to do right now is decide what it is you would like to do and register by giving us a few details.

Taking part is a great way to face your fear but also to help children with rare and complex needs. There’s a small registration fee of just £15, which will support our vital work.

You may also wish to create a fundraising page to get family and friends to sponsor you, whilst also helping to raise important awareness of our work.

Once you complete your challenge, you’ll receive a medal and your name will also take pride of place on our ‘Fearless Wall’.

From running the distance of a marathon to eating your greens, here’s a few ideas to get you started…

In your own home or in and around your local area…

  • Run the equivalent of a marathon over a month or a half marathon over a fortnight
  • Cycle the distance from London to Paris over the same period
  • Be one with nature and spend the night camped out in the garden
  • Can’t face broccoli, peas or even parsnips? Then prepare and eat your least favourite foods for a week!
  • Not so light on your feet? Then learn a ballroom dance and film and share your performance!

By overcoming your anxiety, you can help children with brain conditions to overcome theirs

Trembling, sweating, having repetitive thoughts, avoiding certain situations… we’re all familiar with the symptoms of anxiety and the impact it can have on our mental and physical health.

But diagnosis of anxiety usually relies on a person being able to understand how they are feeling and to be able to explain those feelings to someone else. Many children with intellectual disability and rare and complex needs, however, are non-verbal and so this just can’t be done.

So it’s crucial for us to find better ways to identify anxiety in children who simply can’t tell us how they’re feeling. If we can accurately identify that a child is anxious, then we can do something to help.

That’s why we’re funding research at the Cerebra Network for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Our team are working to understand anxiety in children with intellectual disability and rare and complex needs, to improve assessments and find innovative ways to reduce the negative impact of mental health problems for these children.

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