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Information and support

The Brain & Spine Foundation provides support and quality information to people affected by brain and spine conditions, in order to reduce anxiety and help inform their choices.


The Neurological Alliance patient experience survey

A new neurological patient experience survey is open, to collect vital information about the experiences of treatment and care, social care and welfare received by people affected by neurological conditions. The survey aims to collect enough data to positively influence future neurology services.

Take the survey here

About the survey

The survey is by The Neurological Alliance – an organisation that brings together organisations working to make life better for millions of people in England with a neurological condition. Through the patient experience survey, The Neurological Alliance aims to positively influence the future quality of neuro health and social care services. Too often services fall below the standard expected. This survey aims to help change that. 

This section of our website contains a range of information that may be relevant to anyone affected by a neurological problem, and covers the many stages people may be at in their journey - whether it is first seeking a diagnosis, searching for local services, or learning to manage their ongoing symptoms. The information and support featured here includes a map of neurological centres within the UKquestions to ask your doctor, what you can do when you are undiagnosed, articles on managing symptoms such as fatigue and neuropathic pain, as well as health and lifestyle tips to help people improve their wellbeing.

In this section

Anatomy of the brain and spine

Anatomy of the brain and spine

Find out more about the different areas of the brain and spine, what their roles are and how they connect with the rest of the body.

Seeking a diagnosis and care

Seeking a diagnosis and care

Information and support on who you might see and what you can expect when seeking a diagnosis, as well as what to do if you are undiagnosed.

Living with a neurological problem

Living with a neurological problem

A range of articles dealing with common problems that people may face when living with a neurological problem, offering ideas on how to cope and how to manage them.

Health and lifestyle tips

Health and lifestyle tips

In this section we look at ways to improve your overall health and wellbeing, as well as how to handle some everyday situations that you might find challenging.

Our publications

As part of our work, the Brain & Spine Foundation produces and provides accredited fact sheets and booklets on a variety of neurological conditions and problems. These are available to browse online or to download and print. If you prefer, you can order a free hard copy of a booklet from us. Click the link below to view our range of free publications.

See our fact sheets and booklets


Brain & Spine Helpline

Our Helpline team provide tailored information and specialist support for anyone affected by a neurological problem.

Call our freephone on 0808 808 1000 to speak to one of our Helpline Officers, or to leave a message and request a call back. The Helpline is open Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 4pm and Fridays, from 9am to 1pm.

You can also use our enquiry form to email the Helpline team. We aim to respond within 48 hours, but at busier times or for complex enquiries, it may take up to three working days.


Our online support groups

Online communities are a great way for people to interact, share their stories and experiences and provide mutual support. Click the link below to find out more about the online communities and support groups that the Brain & Spine Foundation have set up.

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Personal stories

Some of our supporters have shared their stories with us, to help people understand what a neurological problem is and how we can help.

These stories and interviews shared by our supporters contain thoughts, tips and advice that can be helpful for anyone going through something similar. Click the link below to find out more and read what our supporters have to say.

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