This year we have partnered up with other UK charities and groups (see details below) to have a national day of raising awareness of Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), including Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD).
Our theme for Awareness Day this year is:
We are asking for people to get involved by taking a short video (up to 7 minutes) of themselves talking about any aspect of FND or NEAD and then share it across social media or other sources. You could be a person who has been diagnosed, a carer, a friend, a medical professional, a service provider, or even just a member of the public who wants to support the cause.
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We then ask you post it on your social media on Awareness Day. If you would like your video posted on our websites, social media platforms and YouTube channel, you can send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want the 25th March 2018 FND Awareness Day to give EVERYONE a voice in the plight to raise much needed awareness!
We have also provided some guidance and tips on how to make your videos.
There are plenty of other ways you can get involved in Awareness Day.
Here’s just a few ideas ..
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Get in touch with us at email@example.com if we can help in any way, or want us to promote what you’re doing for Awareness Day.
Here is the list of FND Awareness Day UK committee members, who all work tirelessly to help raise awareness and support others like themselves who have been diagnosed. Click on their names to visit their websites and groups.
FND Action – a charity providing current information in conjunction with a specialist Medical Advisory Board, and support to those diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorders across the UK.
FND Dimensions – a charity who set up and facilitate meet ups for those diagnosed across the UK.
FND Friends – a charity who provide information and support to those living in the South West.
Friends in NEAD – a group providing information and support to those diagnosed with Non Epileptic Attack Disorder across the UK, and have a large social media presence in helping raise awareness.
Younger FND Fighters – a group which was set up by a handful of young people who had been diagnosed with FND, who wanted to come together to provide information and support to those of a similar younger age.
Functional Neurological Disorder – a group who were the very first in the UK to set up a peer support group on Facebook, and to date are providing support to 3,000+ members.
Functional Movement Disorder – a group who provide information and support to those diagnosed with Functional Movement Disorders across the UK.