Brain tumour symptoms cards to be sent to schools

First published in News by

CARDS that help people recognise the symptoms of a childhood brain tumour are being distributed to every school in Wiltshire as part of a new initiative.

The HeadSmart cards will be sent out to every school in the county by Wiltshire Council to encourage awareness among parents, teachers and carers of symptoms that should be checked out by a doctor.

HeadSmart is an initiative run by The Brain Tumour Charity and aims to reduce the length of time it takes for tumours to be diagnosed, and so to get sufferers treated more promptly.

Wiltshire Council has agreed to send out enough cards for every schoolchild in the county.

HeadSmart co-ordinator Toni Sidwell said: “We have been working hard to get symptoms cards into the hands of every single parent in the country and we hope that other coundils will follow Wiltshire’s fantastic example and help raise awareness of brain tumours in children and young people.”

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree