A letter from the editor

Dear friends,

Welcome to the final edition of the newsletter for 2015.

This edition has a special focus on carers.

In News & Events, you’ll find details of upcoming information sessions a Brisbane support group for young adults run by CanTeen, a BTSS survey to complete, and a report from the BTAA national summit and consumer forum.

In an article on Caring for the Carers, Sylvia Burns discusses the importance of self-care for both patients and carers.

To improve your coping, Sylvia suggests you: be informed, find support, accept help, stay in touch and know your limits.

The Brainchild Foundation has offered some tips to assist in caring for a child with a brain tumour. It’s important that parents take time out, and try as much as possible to stick to their usual routine.

Finally, we’ve also included a list of support services offered by Carers Queensland as well as contact details.

‘Till next time stay happy, keep well and keep smiling.

Anne M. Miller

Volunteer Editor

Brain Tumour Support Service Newsletter