We help people with all forms of neurological condition to lead longer, healthier, happier lives.
There are more than 600 conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system; we're the only national charity to be here for every single one.
Our most precious memories, hidden dreams and the thousands of subtle differences that make us who we are, are all housed in one amazing, unique and fascinating place.
The human brain is the most complex structure in the universe, and the most important part of who we are. It runs our whole world, moves our body, makes our decisions and even tells us when to smile.
Unfortunately, the brain is fragile and easily damaged – the effects of which can be devastating.
For someone newly diagnosed with a neurological condition, life can quickly become very lonely and frightening. People lose control of their lives and many face unemployment, poverty and social isolation.
At The Brain Charity, we help anyone affected by a neurological condition to pick up the pieces so they can rebuild their lives and achieve their potential.
There are more than 600 different conditions affecting the brain, spine or nervous system. These are called neurological conditions.
Many are well-known, such as stroke, brain injury, dementia, cluster headaches and ADHD. There are also hundreds of conditions that only affect an unlucky few, such as trigeminal neuralgia, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome and Huntington’s disease.
Each year, we provide practical help, emotional support, and social activities to thousands of people from all over the UK. We support anyone based in the UK who has a neurological condition, and their family, friends, and carers too.