Dyslexia – Uniquely You

During Dyslexia Awareness Week 2023, we wanted to help people understand what dyslexia is. The theme was Uniquely You.

We wanted to celebrate what makes people with dyslexia unique so we asked you to share your own unique dyslexia story.

Here are some of the amazing video responses:

If you missed out, you can still take part! Make a short video, lasting no longer than one minute and email your video to: events@helenarkell.org.uk

Thank you!

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By |2024-04-24T09:30:26+01:00November 15th, 2023|Latest news|0 Comments

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2023 – Join in!

2 to 8 October 2023

We are now counting down to Dyslexia Awareness Week. This is the week in the year where we go even further to help people understand what dyslexia is, that there is effective support available and to explain the up- and down-sides of having dyslexia. If you can join us, we would love it!

The theme of this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week is Uniquely You.

Look out for posts on our social media pages and for ways you can get involved.


Could you help spread the word about dyslexia?

Celebrate what makes people with dyslexia unique.

We would really love you to share your own unique dyslexia story in the form of a short video, lasting no longer than one minute. Look out for others’ films during the week on our social media channels.

You can use your mobile phone and let our community know what makes you you!

Please email your video to: events@helenarkell.org.uk

Share on social media using #DAW23 #Dyslexia #UniquelyYou #DyslexiaAwarenessWeek2023

A stand of cupcakes in red cases. One with pink icing, the other is chocolate with sprinkles

Could you fundraise during the week?

Could younger members of your family do a sponsored one-mile run, a board game marathon, or sell homemade cakes to neighbours?

Or how about gathering your friends for a quiz night?

If you’re feeling daring, we can help you plan ahead and organise a sponsored skydive or wing walk!

Your fundraising will help even more people with dyslexia make sense of their life.

We’re here to help so drop us a line on fundraising@helenarkell.org.uk

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Support our Royal Parks Half Marathon team

Our magnificent 7 Royal Parks Half Marathon runners are taking part in this race on Sunday 8 October.

Good luck to Ceri, Alice, Peter, James, Jackie, Gary and Daxa!

We’ll be there cheering you on!

Find out more about the team and support their incredible efforts here

Spotlight how to be a brilliant student

Join a Spotlight Talk

Join our Spotlight talk on Thursday 5 October on How to be a Brilliant Dyslexic Student with Sarah J Myhill.


If you have any questions, email the team on events@helenarkell.org.uk.

Thank you!

Watch this space for DAW updates or sign up for our e-newsletter.

By |2024-04-24T09:32:41+01:00September 27th, 2023|Fundraising news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2022

Monday 3 October to Sunday 9 October

Dyslexia Awareness Week is an opportunity to build understanding of dyslexia, highlighting both the strengths and challenges it may bring.

We’d love you to join our events during the week or why not get involved at home, school or work.

Join in

A Big Bowl of Self-Esteem – practical strategies to improve self-esteem in learners with Specific Learning Difficulties

Free Webinar with Claire Harvey – Head of Education.

Monday 3 October, 19:00 – 20:00 hours.

Watch the recording of this webinar here.

Spotlight – supporting children at home with reading during the pandemic

With Dr Anna Tsakalaki – Lecturer in Education at the University of Reading.

Thursday 6 October, 13.00 to 14.30 hours.

Tickets £15.

Find out more and book your place here.

Get involved

You can get involved in Dyslexia Awareness Week in a number of ways:

  • Fundraise for the charity, at school, at work or as an individual. You could do a bake sale, run a sponsored challenge, hold a mufti day, put on a quiz or hold a film night. There are more ideas here.
  • Encourage discussion about dyslexia in your workplace. You could even book a Lunch & Learn session.
  • If you work at school, why not book an in-service session about dyslexia awareness or join the Supporting Learners with Dyslexia course.
  • Take part in the events we put on during the week.

Keep up to date

Check back here for updates on our Dyslexia Awareness Week plans or sign up for our e-newsletter here.

By |2024-04-24T09:35:52+01:00September 22nd, 2022|Latest news, Team blog|0 Comments


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