Anaphylaxis Awareness Week 1-7 October 2023

This year it’s all about empowering people with the right knowledge and building confidence to help safely manage serious allergies. The week is also highlighting the 14 most common food allergens, shown below.

To find out more about anaphylaxis visit anaphylaxis Uk website

If people have anaphylaxis they will have been given an auto injector that they need to use when they feel an allergic reaction starting. It is important that they know how to use this but is also a good idea that everyone knows how to use these in case you need to help someone in an emergency.

Watch the short video’s below as they show you how the auto injectors work, as well as what to do in an emergency and the importance of always carry your auto injector.

Why not try our quiz to test your knowledge of anaphylaxis

Written by Natasha Dawe School Nurse