Running from 11-17 May, Awareness Week 2020 is about creating new opportunities for earlier diagnosis of coeliac disease in children.
The impact of undiagnosed coeliac disease on children is huge. By highlighting the main symptoms of coeliac disease in children, we hope to empower parents to take action, so that we can find the half a million people living with undiagnosed coeliac disease in the UK.
We’re urging parents who recognise symptoms in their child to take our online assessment, which will provide them with a result that they can take to their GP, and use to talk about getting their child tested for coeliac disease.
With your support, we can put more children on the path to diagnosis and a happy, healthy life. We’re developing an Awareness Week pack to give children, parents, teachers, leaders and anyone who wants to help the tools to get involved.
In the pack you’ll find materials to help you:
- Learn more about the campaign
- Find out how to engage with your school and local community
- Share posters and leaflets with your local school, GP surgery or pharmacy
- Make a presentation to your school or club (this could include brownies, cubs, air cadets, or any afterschool clubs)
- Organise a gluten free party
- Help friends learn about coeliac disease with fun activity sheets and stickers
- Take part in competitions
- Make gluten free treats, or challenge friends to a bake off!
If you’d like to receive an Awareness Week pack, you can register your interest using the form below. We’ll send you an update when it’s time to send them out.
However you choose to take part in Awareness Week 2020, you’ll be making a huge difference to the lives of children with undiagnosed coeliac disease.