Winter can be a tough time for people affected by aplastic anaemia or PNH. Perhaps you're facing Christmas in isolation, feeling befuddled by vaccine uncertainty or frightened by flu. Perhaps you're just finding that the sadness creeps in a little earlier of an evening when the nights start to draw in at 4pm.
We're here for you.
That's why we've teamed up with some fantastic funders to create the Winter Wellness programme. It's a series of events, publications and activities designed to lighten the darkest months.
We know that the word "Wellness" can sound a bit hippy dippy - but it's actually just about taking action to protect your physical and mental wellbeing. Whether that's about feeling more informed about vaccine information, connecting with some friendly faces online for a silly pantomime, or staying in bed a bit longer on Sunday morning to do a crossword - we've got you covered.
Our Winter Wellness programme is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, Sobi and Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease (who have sponsored our Winter Webinar series).
Whether you need a spot of meditation and calm, or a belly laugh at a fun online pantomime, our wellbeing event series is designed to help you feel better. Register for upcoming events in this series here.
From managing tricky conversations at Christmas to dealing with fatigue - our expert-led webinar series will run throughout Winter. Register for upcoming events here.
Would you like to write a letter to someone affected by aplastic anaemia?
Our volunteers will be ringing up people affected by aplastic anaemia for a friendly chat. Request a phone call here - or volunteer!
The internet is great for connecting people - but sometimes you just can't beat cheerful post. We're posting out three editions of Winter Sunshine this winter - request your copy here.