Facial Palsy Awareness Week 2016

This year's Facial Palsy Awareness Week is now finished, thank you for another great week!

This year for Facial Palsy Awareness Week we are highlighting the many different causes of facial paralysis and the impact it can have on those affected. We will be sharing information about the different causes each day of Awareness Week on social media.


#FaceMyDay is our half makeup/half beard challenge. To find out more click here.


#StraightFace is our new campaign highlighting what so many take for granted, the ability to laugh unreservedly and the ability to express ourselves using our faces. #StraightFace is about humour without facial expression. To find out more click here.

Awareness in Schools and Colleges

Download our leaflet for schools and colleges with ideas how to get involved in Facial Palsy Awareness Week.

Download link (2 pages, pdf format)

Our new #StraightFace campaign provides lots of fun options with a serious message for schools and for all age groups. We do hope as many schools as possible will get involved.


Add a Twibbon to your profile picture on Twitter or Facebook to show your support.
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Raise awareness by sharing our Facebook statuses and Tweets each day about the different conditions that can cause facial palsy. If a particular condition personally affects you then please share a little about your own experiences as well.

Share your story

People with facial palsy from across the world are invited to share their story during Facial Palsy Awareness Week (1-7 March 2016)

Would you like to share your personal experience of facial palsy via YouTube? Do you want to educate people about what living with facial palsy is like? Perhaps you would like to inspire young people with facial palsy?

Upload your video to YouTube and share the link with us and the facial palsy community. Please note: We can't share videos that include anything that could be deemed as medical advice. We also prefer not to promote videos that specifically name and discuss health professionals and hospitals. Videos containing inappropriate, dangerous, harmful or threatening content/ language will be removed. Remember there might be children watching your video.

Other ways to share your story are via our website, find out more here.

Text donation code

Primarily Facial Palsy Awareness Week is about just that, raising awareness of the condition facial palsy. Some people are also fundraising so we can further improve our services and we are very grateful for the support. If you would like to add a text donation prompt to your #Facemyday selfies or #StraightFace challenges, this is the text to use:

Text FACE16 £2 to 70070 to donate to Facial Palsy UK

Thank you for your support!

We want to hear from you!

We need events to take place at work, in schools and socially. Share your ideas and plans with us so we can help promote them.

Use #FPAW throughout the week to join in!

Promotional Materials

Download or request posters to use during Facial Palsy Awareness Week 2016.


For media enquiries contact media@facialpalsy.org.uk.

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Last reviewed: 27/04/2016
Next review due: 14/08/2016