What we do
Team Tom are dedicated to providing Clinical Psychology for children with brain tumours within UK hospitals. Our Clinical Psychologists work within a pioneering team ensuring that the children have access to tailored rehabilitation enabling them to reach their full potential.
The first service is Brainbow based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Our Clinical Psychologists work within this unique service, supporting children with brain tumours and their families from the point of diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond.
Tom’s Trust was set up in July 2011 by Debs and Andrew as a legacy to their only son Tom, who died in November 2010, just seven months after being diagnosed with a malignant medulloblastoma brain tumour.
Our first aim is to continue to support the Clinical Psychology provision at Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge.
Our second aim is to identify and work with other UK hospitals.
Our third aim is to raise awareness of children with brain tumours. Although the number of children diagnosed each year is small compared to other childhood cancers, this figure is accumulative, with every child needing rehabilitative support from the point of diagnosis.