People affected by brain tumours and their families will soon have access to therapeutic support to help alleviate emotional stresses. Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Charity, in collaboration with mental health charity Isle Listen, is leading this initiative. The project aims to empower individuals by providing them with essential skills to navigate the challenges they face during this uncertain and overwhelming time. The scheme has received a grant of £9,000 from the Manx Lottery Trust, which will further enhance its impact on the lives of those it supports.
Geraldine Pishvaie, the founder of Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Charity, established the organization in 2009 after her daughter was diagnosed with a terminal tumour. She understands the difficulties and emotional strains that both patients and caregivers experience during this period. The support provided by the charity aims to enable individuals to focus on activities and tasks that can contribute to their well-being.
Stephen Turner, the chairman of the Manx Lottery Trust, acknowledges the significant impact that Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Charity has already had on the lives of the people it supports. He believes that the establishment of this therapeutic support scheme will benefit many individuals. The grant awarded to the charity is part of the trust’s dormant asset programme, which allows charities to apply for funding of up to £50,000.
The collaboration between Naseem’s Manx Brain Tumour Charity and Isle Listen highlights the importance of addressing mental health concerns for individuals and their families affected by brain tumours. By providing therapeutic support, this initiative aims to empower and equip people with the necessary skills to navigate the emotional challenges they face. The grant from the Manx Lottery Trust further strengthens the charity’s ability to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by brain tumours.