SOME USEFUL WEBSITES
If you'd like to know more about any of the issues discussed on the blog some of these resources might be helpful.
As I come across more organisations this page will hopefully grow, but I'll try to keep it clear and ordered, so you can easily find what you're looking for.
Brain tumours & cancer
The Brain Tumour Charity: a brilliant charity committed to improving treatment for brain tumours. The website includes information about different types of tumours, treatment, symptoms, how a healthcare team works, advice about emotions, and so much more. You can also donate and get involved in the amazing events they run nationwide, as well as request posters for your school or workplace to educate people about the symptoms.
Teenage Cancer Trust: helping thousands of young people across Britain, the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is brilliant. By connecting young people with cancer and providing specialist support, TCT do invaluable work in supporting young people emotionally and physically. Their website includes some amazing resources on the emotional and physical aspects of cancer, as well as some really great advice about employment and school.
Time to Change: This is a relatively new one to me. Time To Change is a wonderful organisation promoting awareness and acceptance of mental health problems. Their website includes some fantastic videos of people sharing their experiences of mental health, across a huge spectrum of situations. It also includes links so a wide variety of support services as well as great advice about how you can help those around you.
CLIC Sargent: Supporting young people and their families through the challenges of cancer, emotional, financial educational and more, CLIC Sargent are an amazing organisation. It's a great place to look for support and guidance about a cancer diagnosis as a child or young person.
In 2015 I had a brain haemorrhage... on a school trip, up a mountain, in Morocco. I was diagnosed with a low grade brain tumour and various side-effects. This changed my life in many ways.
My experiences stemming from my haemorrhage have, undoubtedly, changed who I am. Perhaps in some ways it's made me a 'better person'. Quite frankly, however, I would rather have remained ignorant of anything I might've learnt!
Third Ventricle is, at the moment, a bit of a vague object. I hope it'll become an eclectic mixture of things: recounts of my experiences in Morocco and afterwards; experiences of dealing with emotions and isolation; relationships with peers, friends and family; experiences of education, GCSEs, and A-levels; witterings about literature and film; contributions from you, the readers, about your experiences and your feelings.
I hope Third Ventricle will be something fun, something comforting, something diverting. Ultimately, something to give a good read.