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’.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Terms & Conditions
We've set a few Terms and Conditions to keep you safe while you face your fears.