Thyroid Awareness Week 17-23 Oct 2020

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This Thyroid Awareness Week, we want to raise awareness of how vitamin and mineral deficiencies and stress can either impact your thyroid health or cause very similar symptoms


We are kicking of Thyroid Awareness Week with a free webinar on Saturday 17th October from 10.00am to 2.30pm.  Hear from:

  • Thyroid UK CEO Lyn Mynott – Welcome and Update on T3 Campaign
  • Dr Sam Rogers  – What Goldilocks can tell us about vitamins, minerals and thyroid health
  • Dr Oliver Frey – Get Your Energy and Fun Back
  • Melissa Cohen – How Stress Affects Your Thyroid
  • Jules Serkin – My Story 

To take part, please register via Eventbrite and you will receive an email with instructions on how to join.

Social Media Campaign

During Thyroid Awareness Week, we want you to share your stories about how vitamin and mineral deficiencies and stress affect you.

Post on HealthUnlocked, Facebook and Twitter about the following topics using #ThyroidAwarenessWeek: 

  • Sunday 18th October – Your Vitamin D deficiency
  • Monday 19th October – Your vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Tuesday 20th October – Your iron deficiency
  • Wednesday 21st October – Your selenium deficiency
  • Thursday 22nd October – Your iodine deficiency
  • Friday 23rd October – How you dealt with stress 

If you have had a deficiency in the past please look out for our online community post, Facebook post or Twitter tweet and make a comment.  Your comments might help someone who doesn’t realise they may have a deficiency.

If you have symptoms that aren’t being helped by thyroid medication, go to our social media pages and check what people are saying.  There may well be some good points that will help you.

Purple Mufty Day – 23rd October 2020

Purple Mufty Day this year will be on Friday 23rd October 2020 and all you need to do is to ask everyone who wants to join in to donate £1 and wear something purple such as a purple top or shirt, purple trousers or tie, purple dresses, socks or shoes etc.  To really stand out you could wear a purple hat or fascinator or spray your hair purple!  Purple nails will really finish the outfit off!!

Take selfies and post them onto your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and then share them with all your friends and family to spread the word! Make sure tag Thyroid UK and we can then share them too!

If you would like to hold a Purple Mufty Day, please display our poster  (put your name at the bottom), collect the £1’s and send us a cheque or pay it directly into our bank:

Name of Account: Thyroid UK 

Sort Code: 20-21-73 

Account Number: 53682137 

Please do ask your bosses and workmates to join us in this event.  You never know, they may need us one day!

Watch out for our social media posts – please like and share so that we can spread the word about thyroid disease!

If you have any queries, please email us

Thyroid Awareness Ribbons

The Thyroid UK awareness ribbon is a symbol of awareness and support for people living with thyroid disease.  Wearing a ribbon is a great way to raise awareness during the run-up and in Thyroid Awareness Week. Each ribbon is only 75p.  Why not purchase more and give them to your family and friends to wear during Thyroid Awareness Week?

Buy our Thyroid Awareness Ribbons.