Tourettes Awareness Day is on 7 June, and aims to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome and bring together those living with the condition.
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological condition that is more common in boys than girls and affects approximately one school-aged child in a hundred. The most recognisable symptom of Tourettes are the tics, involuntary sounds or movements that it produces. Many people with Tourette’s also suffer from co-curring conditions such as ADHD, OCD and anxiety. In the UK there are over 300,000 people living with the condition.
This workshop is for parents and children, and will cover information and support for families that have newly diagnosed children or school aged children with Tourettes. These interactive workshops will include chaired discussion groups between parents, key speakers, and practical information and support about tic and behavioural management.
A large social media campaign will be taking place on the day, supporters of the campaign are asked to change their profile picture to the Tourettes Awareness twibbon‚ and taking selfies with one eye blinking (a common tic) and posting online with the hashtag #TSelfie.