Tag: Covid-19

Patient Groups Can Involve More Members Virtually

Patient Groups Can Involve More Members Virtually

If there’s any silver lining in the COVID-19 cloud, it’s a virtual one. Overnight, the demise of physical events has at the same time enabled patient groups to involve more of their members in key meetings. Moreover, virtual participants are on an equal footing, not…

Swedish Patient Group Shows COVID-19 Impact

Swedish Patient Group Shows COVID-19 Impact

“Nothing works in the present situation – it didn’t before either.” The words from one of the respondents to a recent survey into the impact of Covid-19 by the Swedish patient group, Riksförbundet Attention, representing people with neuropsychiatric disabilities like autism and ADHD. CHALLENGING THE MYTHS Watching…

COVID-19 – CHARITIES HELP EXPLAIN  TO CHILDREN

COVID-19 – CHARITIES HELP EXPLAIN TO CHILDREN

EXPLAINING TO CHILDREN As adults, COVID-19 is frightening, but for children experiencing lockdown and parental and familial stress, it can be particularly worrying trying to make sense of this new ‘normal’. Having faced the challenge of writing for children with physical and mental health conditions,…

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada – COVID19

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada – COVID19

COVID-19 SWEAR BOX VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING Even before the lockdown in our house we’d tried to introduce a swear box to curb obsessive conversations about COVID-19. So, it was great to see a Canadian brain tumour patient group introducing a virtual ‘swear jar’ as part of…

UK CHARITY POOLS BEST PRACTICE ON FUNDRAISING

UK CHARITY POOLS BEST PRACTICE ON FUNDRAISING

As a charity-shop addict, it’s clear how important traditional, physical fundraising is for regular, sustainable revenue streams. With the growth of social media, we’ve seen the enormous power of big events and campaigns to bring people together to fundraise for health charities. Now, with billions…