The theme for this year’s Anaphylaxis Awareness Week (1st – 7th October 2022) is #WearItBright as we aim to create a brighter future for everyone affected by serious allergies.
We will be hosting a series of podcast, webinar and social media events, and encouraging schools, businesses, and individuals to raise awareness for anaphylaxis.
Join us on Wednesday 5 October for our free webinar for parents and carers of children with serious allergies. Our Education Ambassador Tracey Dunn and parent volunteer Tina Naseem will discuss the best ways to help your child transition from primary to secondary school. The webinar follows the launch of our new guide: Preparing for and managing the transition to secondary school with allergies. Register your place here.
You can also listen to podcasts during the week including interviews with allergy experts such as Professor Adam Fox and Dr Deb Marriage, discussing a range of topics from oral immunotherapy to developing allergy clinics in primary care.
How you can get involved
Anaphylaxis Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity to get involved and raise awareness of serious allergies, whether it is yourself or a loved one who is affected. You can help by sharing our social posts to your own channels to highlight what anaphylaxis is and what to do in an emergency. You can also host a fundraising event to help support our work.
Here are some of the other ways you can get involved:
1. Wear it bright on social
Dress up in your brightest clothes and share your support for everyone affected by anaphylaxis. Post a picture of yourself wearing bright clothes to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and talk about why you are supporting Anaphylaxis Awareness Week this year. Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag #WearItBright
2. Fundraise in schools
Our downloadable Toolkit for Schools includes a fundraising poster and allergy themed puzzles to print off and use in the classroom.
3. Raise awareness in your place of work
Download our Toolkit for Businesses for a list of our anaphylaxis resources, a fundraising poster to host a workplace event and social media messaging to use across your channels.
4. Share with healthcare professional colleagues
Our resource pack for healthcare professionals contains six posters introducing the key elements of NICE Clinical Guideline 134 on Anaphylaxis: assessment and referral after emergency treatment.
Find out more about Anaphylaxis Awareness Week, download resources and media assets and see our event programme here.
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