ACT Now to help young brain tumour patients

ACT Now to help young brain tumour patients

For young people, being diagnosed with a brain tumour and its subsequent treatment can be life-changing.

NUH is sponsoring the ACT Now study, which explores how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  - a form of psychological intervention - can help young people who have survived a childhood brain tumour to live positively.

The study spans research centres in Newcastle and Bristol as well as Nottingham, and is led by Dr Sophie Thomas, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist at NUH.

ACT Now is funded by The Brain Tumour Charity and aims to recruit 72 patients initially. More information about progress on the study is on The Brain Tumour Charity’s website:

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