Raising awareness of essential tremor in children
The NTF will be holding the first ever Essential Tremor in Children Support Day, at IceSheffield, Sheffield on Sunday 10 March 2019 from 11am – 3.30pm.
The aim is to give children and parents/carers the opportunity to learn about essential tremor, chat to other children with similar problems, compare notes and pass on helpful hints and tips in a welcoming supportive environment whilst having fun and making new friends. In addition families and children will have the opportunity to skate during the event.
Essential tremor not only impacts children but also their families and friends who often don’t know how to support their loved one with the condition. The support day aims to encompass the whole family by building friendships and support networks for all.
Kitty Reilly, Board of Trustees, National Tremor Foundation & Children’s Liaison Officer, said: “Currently, few know that essential tremor in children is one of the most common neurological conditions yet the awareness of the impact and research around the prognosis and treatment is limited. The support day will help people understand the impact tremor has on children and their families. This is very exciting and a leap in the right direction.”
Essential Tremor in Children Support Day
Sunday 10 March 2019 @ 11am – 3.30pm
More details about the support day to be announced soon. Watch this space!