We’re aware that for those with food allergies, Christmas can be more of a challenge, so on these pages you can find resources to help others, young and not so young. Give the gift of being more allergy aware!
When Allergy UK launched its campaign ‘It’s Time To Take Allergy Seriously’ earlier this year, it focused on highlighting the psychological impact and isolation that came with having an allergy. Being excluded from ordinary day to day activities because of an allergy was an experience with which many could relate. Social events were especially anxiety inducing for people living with food allergies.
For this latest stage of our campaign to take allergy seriously, the focus of our conversations will shift to raising awareness of food allergies and what it’s like to live with a food allergy.
With Halloween heralding the start of the festive season, shortly followed by Christmas and it’s associated social occasions, it is also the time when many people with food allergies can especially feel the harsh impact of living with the disease. Fears that their allergy will not be taken seriously is enough to stop them from being part of social events, highlighting a need for conversations around how people can easily approach these occasions and accommodate the needs of those with food allergies.
Look out for more information on this phase of the campaign here, in our news section and on our social media channels.