National Essential Tremor Awareness month this March has had a tremendous start, with over 30 people attending the NTF’s online opening 1 March and raising awareness online.

During the opening event Kevin Harfoot, NTF Chairman welcomed attendees and Lord Julian Fellowes Honorary President of the National Tremor Foundation, provided a message on living with essential tremor and National Essential Tremor Awareness month.

Watch Lord Julian Fellowes’ video

Throughout March 2021 the National Tremor Foundation (NTF) is again raising awareness of this little known condition called essential tremor (ET),  a common movement disorder.

Kevin Harfoot said: “This year is very important as it’s the 10th year of National Essential Tremor Awareness month, and the sixth year of NTF involvement. This last year has been challenging for everyone and these challenges have brought different opportunities to re-assess how we raise awareness, particularly through our digital channels. Thanks to the commitment of our supporters worldwide this year’s awareness month has become one of the biggest yet.”

National Essential Tremor Awareness (NETA) month will see the NTF hold various online meetings via Zoom with the aim of raising awareness, offering interesting discussions, friendly meetups and talks by speakers on essential tremor.


The National Tremor Foundation is a neurological disorder charity which represents over 1 million people in the UK. The NTF aims to provide help, support and advice to all those living with all forms of tremor irrespective of age.

Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder. It causes parts of the body to move in an uncontrolled and repetitive manner, most commonly affecting the arms and hands. There are many causes of severe tremor – it is a syndrome rather than a specific condition. There are over one million people with Essential Tremor in Britain and around 250,000 people with the syndrome are severely disabled by their tremor.


National Essential Tremor Awareness (NETA) month was started by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) in the USA  to raise awareness of Essential Tremor and has since been growing internationally from strength to strength since.

Do you want to get involved and raise awareness?

Find out more about National Essential Tremor Awareness month