A new collaboration is launching this December, bringing together the Brain & Spine Foundation and FND Hope UK – both specialising in Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and other neurological conditions. The two organisations have partnered to deliver an appointment-based Helpline available to anyone living with FND.
This new service will enable the FND community to speak directly to Brain & Spine Foundation neuroscience-trained nurses for information on diagnosis, symptoms and treatment, along with emotional and practical support.
FND is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system, and how the brain and body sends and receives signals. It is estimated that there are approximately 50,000 – 100,000 adults and up to 20,000 young adults under sixteen are living with FND. By coming together, we hope to reach more people living with this common but unknown condition and provide clarity and reassurance when it’s needed most.
Marc Smith, Brain & Spine Foundation CEO, said:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with FND Hope UK to deliver this new, specialist service. We recognise there are unmet needs for this community and so are delighted to join forces and launch the Helpline to support the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people with FND.”
The appointment-based Helpline will be launching on Thursday 2 December 2021. Appointments can be booked on the FND Hope UK website, and call-backs from a nurse will take place every Thursday between 9am – 4pm.
To find out more, visit the FND Hope UK website and fill in the form to request a call-back.