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Brain Tumour Support in Yorkshire - Wellbeing Walks


A group enjoying a walk in nature
Our Wellbeing Walk at Temple Newsam

Here at Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity, we understand the power of peer support and the benefits of getting out in nature. Working with the wonderful ‘Walking With My Bear’, we host accessible Wellbeing Walks across the whole of Yorkshire for those families affected by brain tumours.


The walks are a place to engage with those in similar circumstances, practice mindfulness and explore nature in many beautiful settings that are also wheelchair friendly and accessible to all. We finish all our walks with a cuppa and a slice of cake, the perfect ending to a wonderful afternoon.


We have walks scheduled across Yorkshire until the end of 2024 (see events) and our hope is that as many brain tumour patients, their friends and family members can benefit from these as possible and feel part of a welcoming community of people with shared experiences.


Some of our current walk attendees shared how the walks have impacted them! –

I love attending the well-being walks [because] I get support from others and get to share experiences, both good and bad.  People who have not through what we have do not understand and sometimes brush it under the carpet and can make you feel stupid. I love exploring new outdoor places and have made new friends by attending the walks.  I would highly recommend them to anyone.’ – Debbie Organ


I have been involved with the Y.B.T.C. walks for the last four years, and from attending the first one I always felt welcome and at home. It is good to spend time with people who have similar medical backgrounds in a natural environment. Participants all have their own story to tell and share them in a positive way with others. We have all become good friends too and share experiences outside the walks. I also think its lovely that family members and friends are made welcome and have really enjoyed bringing my family along on some occasions. My grandchildren enjoy the welcome they receive and often ask "Are we doing a walk with your friends nana?" I always recommend new patients to try them, and they usually feel the way that I do and return again. The walks are a very positive and healthy way to enhance the life of brain tumour patients along with family and friends.’ - Heather Hale


We look forward to welcoming you along at one of our walks, and if you would like more information you can get in touch with us by email: ybtcsupport@yorksbtc.org.uk.

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