meraneLeeds raises tremor awareness

Leeds Essential Tremor Awareness Day held in Leeds on Saturday 23 March was a huge success.

32 people attended the awareness event, which is part of National Essential Tremor Awareness month, where there were information tables, raffle and talks from: Leeds Neurological Senior Registrar about research projects being run at Leeds NHS;  MindWell Leeds on reducing stress, anxiety and coping mechanisms.

Specialist Registrar Neurologist Stefan Williams from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust,  spoke in depth about essential tremor and presented a very interesting talk about his current research "Computer Vision for Neurological Signs".

He said: "It was a real privilege to take part in this event. It gave me a richer understanding of the experiences and perspectives of people living with tremor. From my (clinician's) point of view, this kind of patient group is important and interesting. It felt like a good place."

Fantastic prizes were all generously donated for the raffle - with so many that extra time was needed just giving them out! At the end they had raised £456.50.

Merane Todd, Leeds Support Group Coordinator and event organiser said: "A massive thank you to everyone for all your support and help with organising, setting up and making sure the event went well."

Read Merane's event newsletter

The Leeds Tremor Support Group meet every other month, with the next meeting date to be confirmed. For more information about the group and meeting dates please email

Anyone wishing to take part in Neurologist Stefan Williams' research or for more information please email and with your consent, Merane will pass on your contact details to him to contact you directly.

Find out more about NTF events.