RA Awareness Week 2016

13 - 19 June 2016

NRAS will be hosting it's RA Awareness Week (RAAW) 2016 from 13 to 19 June this year. The focus of this week will be on the theme 'Spotlight on RA'. The campaign will have two different elements, which we would like to share with you now:

  1. For those unaware of RA and NRAS

    Together we want to increase awareness of the early warning symptoms of RA as well as how NRAS can help and support people through the early days after diagnosis.

    Many people do delay seeking help from their GP when they experience the early symptoms of RA as they don't initially recognise them often putting symptoms to overdoing things etc. As with all long term conditions, seeking help, treatment and support as early as possible gives the best possible outcome.

    RAAW provides a platform for raising awareness so that the 3 key symptoms of RA - Stiffness, Swelling and Fatigue can be better understood and enable quicker diagnosis.

  2. For those living with RA

    RA awareness week will showcase the support and resources that NRAS provides, enabling people to better self-manage their disease and so take back control of their lives. With your help we will highlight the invisible symptoms many people struggle with on a daily basis including fatigue, pain and stiffness.

    NRAS helps at every stage in the RA journey, at times of crisis and in times of remission. NRAS can offer many other services and resources specifically to help you every step of the way with RA.

    During the countdown to RA Awareness week, NRAS will be providing more content on the website explaining how you can become involved and help your society to shine a 'Spotlight on RA'. Use the hashtag #SpotlightOnRA to help spread the word.

We also need case studies for press and media work, up to and during, the week, if you’d like to share your story with RA email media@nras.org.uk.

Being active in your community is the perfect way to build awareness. Stay tuned on this page as we will soon be posting details about how you can get involved and shine a #SpotlightOnRA

Take a look at just some of the things people did during RAAW 2015.

RAAW 2015 - Thank you from staff