Emma McNally

TIC - Tourettes Awareness Month 15th May - 15th June

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We provide support and deliver awareness to improve quality of life and inclusion


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Why am I asking people to wear something green?

The very sad news last month of a young 10 year old boy who ended his life after struggling with bullying and all that Tourette’s encompasses left me with a sadness I can’t quite put into words. I didn’t know the young boy or his family but to have a child of a similar age, who also has Tourette’s, it just made it all feel so very raw and I just wanted to help fix things. The sad reality is, this isn’t an isolated case, it is something far too common https://www.touretteshero.com/2012/12/08/understanding-for-amy/

Now more than ever we need to raise awareness around Tourette’s, we need people to understand all that it entails, we need people to understand that it’s totally involuntary and most of all we need to improve the medical care offered, so that all children can access the medical care they deserve and need, regardless of their postcode! Currently the medical care offered is minimal with some areas having no care at all!

With this in mind, it is Tourette’s Awareness month May 15th - June 15th, I am asking if all schools and businesses can hold a “Wear Something Green Day” either on Tourette’s awareness day (June 7th) or any day during the awareness month and ask for donations.

I’d like people to post a picture of them wearing green if possible with the hashtag #TourettesAwareness21 and #TogetherWeAreStronger

Tourette’s is a neurological condition that affects 1 in 100 children. Currently the medical care offered is limited throughout the country, the following petition has been created to try to help https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/575370 if you would like to sign it, please do. 

More information on Tourette’s can be found here:

What is Tourette’s?: https://www.tourettes-action.org.uk/storage/downloads/1499766563_TA-What-Makes-Us-Tic-Brochure-2017.pdf 

For families of someone newly diagnosed with Tourette’s: https://www.touretteshero.com/2020/08/11/welcome-to-our-tourettes-family/

For teachers of a child with Tourette’s: https://www.touretteshero.com/2016/11/30/for-when-your-teacher-needs-it/

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TIC (Tourettes-Syndrome Inclusion in the Community) supports people in Hull and Yorkshire who are affected by Tourettes Syndrome. Tourettes Syndrome is a neurological condition that affects 1 in 100 school children and is lifelong. we provide support groups for our members, and deliver awareness talks to schools and other organisations. we aim to reduce social exclusion and stigma associated with the condition locally. We have only being running for a little over a year but aim to provide future workshops and training in order to promote self-help.

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