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Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week 2022

The 10th annual Worldwide Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week (IHAW) is only two weeks away! There are many ways you can get involved. You can check out this post or go to the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week page for ideas (there is a list of them below).

You can also use the official IHAW2022 template to create your own awareness poster using Canva. It is really easy. HOW DO YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POSTER IN CANVA?

1. Click on this link.

2. Click "use template'

3. Sign in to your Canva account or create one

4. Click on the middle text to customise

5. Remember to leave the quotation marks!

6. Click on the 'share' button (top right hand corner)

7. Download and then share it on social media

8. Use #IHAW2022 and #LivingwithIH. You can also tag the IHAW social media @IHAWeek You can watch a quick instructional video here.

The above Canva link and instructions are also on the IHAW page on our website. Don't have time to create a poster? The quickest and easiest way to help raise awareness is Like, Share and Comment on our social media posts! The more activity on a post (ie: 'likes' and comments) the more people Facebook will show that post to. You can find the IHAW on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you are looking for posters to share you can find various posters including facts and IH perspectives on our IHAW page and also the Living with IH page. Don't forget when sharing posts on social media to tag the IHAW @IHAWeek and to use the Hashtags, #LivingwithIH and #IHAW2022. You can also share our Factsheet. This is a link to the pdf, you can find images of it on our Facebook. Looking for an IH community group in your part of the world? There are online Living with IH Community Groups in the USA, Canada, Australia/NZ and the EMEA (Europe/UK, Middle East and Africa)*. Meetings are held every month via Google Meet or other similar video conferencing.

The aim of the meetings is to provide people diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) with a community where they can offer and receive peer support and to assist with the isolation that many people with IH experience. Living with IH community groups are an informal monthly catch up where people diagnosed with IH can feel relaxed among others that truly do know what it is like living with IH. Go to our IHAW page to find out how you can connect with your local group. Don't miss this opportunity to collectively raise our voices so that the needs of people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia can be heard!


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