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Thyroid Awareness Week

20th to  26th October 2018

Man in purple topThyroid Awareness Week is held to raise awareness of thyroid disease and Thyroid UK is asking people to help raise awareness by organising a Purple Mufty Day at your place of work.

Purple Mufty Day this year will be on 26th October 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!  Purple nails will really finish the outfit off!!

If you would like to hold a Purple Mufty Day, please display our poster at your place of work, collect the £1’s and send us a cheque or pay it directly into our bank (see details below).

You can 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 you mention Thyroid UK and we can then share them too!

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!

purple shoes


To pay funds into our bank:
Name of Account: Thyroid UK
Sort Code: 20-21-73
Account Number: 53682137



If you have any queries, please email: enquiries@thyroiduk.org


Hypothyroidism Patient Videos

Thyroid UK supplied patient case studies to Concordia International on how patients live and manage their hypothyroidism. These videos have been produced by Concordia International. Concordia International have kindly allowed us to use these videos for our website.

The first film is about Sarah, who had no awareness of hypothyroidism before she was diagnosed. She has had hypothyroidism for 12 years and is on levothyroxine. She explains how she has good days and bad days, how her social life is affected by her hypothyroidism and questions she wants answered.

You can view the film here:

Patient Video 1 - Living with Hypothyroidism


The second film is about Gillian, who had some awareness of hypothyroidism before her diagnosis but not very much. She talks about how the symptoms she had prior to her diagnosis affected her life and how levothyroxine made her worse initially and that it affected her bicycle training.

She then explains that she found out about another treatment and how much it improved her life. She wants people to know that hypothyroidism doesn’t have to change your life. One treatment does not fit all hypothyroidism patients.

You can view the film here:

Patient Video 2 - Managing Hypothyroidism