As you all know, stricter regional lockdown measures began in Merseyside earlier this week. As a fully covid-secure venue, The Brain Food Café is still open to our service users and the public (via advance booking only - please click here or call 0151 298 2999 to reserve a table).
We now have QR codes in our entrance for you to register your details under the NHS Test and Trace system. We also respectfully ask anyone entering our building wears a face mask or covering, in line with government guidelines, unless you have a medical exemption.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, awareness around mental health issues has been increasing, however for some families with children affected by PANS (or PANDAS) this awareness is not enough. PANS and PANDAS are immune mediated conditions which present with psychiatric symptoms and the result on the sufferer and the family is catastrophic.
Having a form of life insurance in place gives you peace of mind that your family are financially protected if the worst happened to you. But if you have multiple sclerosis, then you may feel that your life insurance options are too limited, too expensive, or non-existent.
It’s true to say that people with pre-existing medical conditions are more difficult to insure and are more likely to pay higher premiums. However, there are a diverse number of factors that can determine this.
Everyone’s circumstances are different, and the symptoms and severity of your condition will differ from that of someone else’s. Factors such as when you were diagnosed, how your MS is managed and how you’re responding to treatment would also be key.
Insurers are far more accommodating than you may believe, and it’s possible for someone with MS to secure the right amount of cover, at a premium within their budget. It’s all about finding the right policy, with the right insurer.
If you’re thinking about taking out cover, then continue reading for the top 5 life insurance tips for people with MS.
New medical research suggests there could be a link between coronavirus and long-term neurological symptoms. Experts writing in the medical journal Brain first revealed serious brain disorders such as brain inflammation, delirium, nerve damage and stroke had emerged in patients even mildly affected by coronavirus.
Many people first find out about The Brain Charity online, so it’s vital our website is clear and easy to use.
With this in mind we're redesigning our site, and top of our priority list is its accessibility. This is the ease with which our clients can use and navigate menus and pages and find the information they need.
Please have a good look around this website.
What do you like or dislike about it as it stands? How can it be improved?
It's time to let you in on a secret we've been keeping.
Pictured is our sparkling new Changing Places facility, located downstairs in our Norton Street HQ.
It's an accessible toilet with a height-adjustable changing bench and hoist. Installing this facility has allowed The Brain Charity to take the important final step in making our centre accessible to everyone.
As you may know, we had to cancel our annual Head Matters Day for Brain Awareness Week in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. After a lot of hard work behind the scenes, we’re pleased to let you know that we are running a virtual Head Matters event online this autumn. Throughout the day, we’ll be putting on a host of fun online activities for you to enjoy – from musical performances and creative workshops to talks and quizzes.