Cerebra is a national charity dedicated to helping children and young people with brain conditions and their families. In the UK there are around half a million children and young people with brain conditions that result in complex medical, educational and social support needs. Cerebra’s research work with expert partners across neurodevelopmental conditions, allows them to provide information and resources for parents, carers and professionals.
Cerebra’s Advice and Support page (Get Advice and Support – Cerebra) provides information on;
· Physical wellbeing
· Legal, social and financial issues
· Emotional and Mental Health
· Services offered by Cerebra and more
Some of the resources and guides that Cerebra offer include:
· A three-part guide for parents and carers to helps them understand the issues around sleep that might be causing disturbed sleep. It focuses on common sleep problems in children with complex needs, sleep problems in specific genetic syndromes and outlines strategies that can be used to improve sleep problems in all.
· A factsheet on emotional wellbeing for parents and carers of children with a learning disability. It provides information about factors that may affect parents and carers as well as information, support and resources that are available.
· A factsheet for parents, carers and professions about challenging behaviour in children with brain conditions, focusing on what it is, why it happens, how we understand it and what we can do about it.
The full list of support guides can be found here: Parent Guides – Cerebra
Cerebra have also partnered with BorrowBox and authors to make a number of books available for free until April 2023, including ‘Wired Differently’ by Joe Wells, ‘My Intense Emotions Handbook’ by Sue Knowles, ‘The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workbook for Teens’ by Paula Nigel, ‘You can Change the World’ by Margaret Rooke and more! New Titles in our BorrowBox Library – Cerebra