UK FND Awareness Day March 25th 2022
The 25th March marks FND Awareness Day in the UK, and Australia, where we partner up with other FND charities to facilitate activities to raise much needed awareness of Functional Neurological Disorder.
Functional Neurological Disorder can affect anyone of any age, and leads to neurological symptoms that can for many be severe and disabling, and life changing for all. Access to any care, or lack of appropriate care, continues to be a serious issue in most parts of the UK. Awareness day allows us all to come together to be the #Voices4FND for change.
Prevalence is currently unknown due to the lack of regional reporting, however Neurologists will see cases in their clinics frequently, and symptoms are believed to be the second most common reason for referrals to Neurology after migraine/headache. Sadly though, receiving the diagnosis proceeds no further for many as there is still little knowledge or awareness of FND. This leads to many being left struggling on their own, desperately trying to find any care and support that may help. FND Dimensions, FND Action and FND Friends advocate for accessible collaborative care for ALL those who have been diagnosed, to ensure they are given the best opportunity to a quality of life that is maintainable.
We welcome you to join us on the 25th March to help raise much needed awareness of FND.