Isolation, Judgement and Suicide by Suzanne Keenan

If you are affected by this story you can call the Samaritans for free on 116123 or for children and young people and anyone concerned about them, the Professional Suicide Prevention Service Hopeline (PAPYRUS) on 0800 068 41 41 TV presenter Caroline Flack died this month.  It triggered something very […]

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Chronic Christmas by Sophie Ward

It is no lie or exaggeration to say that Christmas can be a very daunting time. There is so much to think about, to balance and to sort out and this is not easy when your mind is in a fog. With the long preparation time, it can seem endless. […]

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Breaking the Stigma of Late Lyme Disease

Breaking the stigma of late Lyme disease There’s nothing quite like lived experience as a catalyst for igniting passion for change.   I feel completely surrounded by this passion as part of the LDUK team and member of the wider Lyme community. Despite ill-health, the care for other patients and […]

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Living with Hidden Disabilities

Living with Lyme disease is no small challenge, especially for those of us dealing with late-stage Lyme. We have to fight for the correct diagnosis and then fight for the adequate treatment. This complex illness requires us to be medical detectives, sourcing the most suitable practitioners to help us along […]

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Diary Of A Press Manager – Julia Knight

My name is Julia Knight & I’m the Press Manager for Lyme Disease UK.  I thought I might be interesting for people to have an insight into what this role entails and how very interesting it can be! How did I end up doing this job? A Brief history of […]

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Meet The Team: James Herbert

LDUK is delighted to welcome James Herbert to our team of volunteers as our Business Development Manager! When you go through trauma in life, if you are lucky enough to come out of the other side, you start looking for positives. Have you developed as a person? What have you […]

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What Do Our Symptoms Cause Us To Do That People May Not Understand?

Lyme disease causes many different, puzzling symptoms. How can others possibly understand? It is a daily battle for so many of us to understand and we find ourselves becoming increasingly upset and irritable when others can’t seem to understand either. As the seasons change, we face new symptoms that we […]

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