Not long to go until World Encephalitis Day (WED) on Friday, February 22.

World Encephalitis Day is the most important day in the calendar when it comes to raising awareness of encephalitis and for coming together as a community.

This devastating condition has a low awareness rate among the general public which is why we need YOUR help to make sure that we reach as many people as possible individually and collectively.

What Can I Do?

1. Go #Red4WED

One fun part of World Encephalitis Day is asking "supporters to wear something red for WED" on February 22. It could be anything from a red t-shirt or a red hat, through to red socks, shoes or even a red onesie.

Whatever you decide to wear - please make sure to share it on your social media accounts and tell people why raising awareness about encephalitis is important to YOU.

Please make sure to use the hashtags, #WorldEncephalitisDay and #Red4WED so we can share them with our followers!

Suggested social media post:

Today I am wearing red to raise awareness of encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and World Encephalitis Day. Encephalitis can affect anyone of any age, any sex and any ethnicity. Find out more at www.worldencephalitisday.org #red4wed #WorldEncephalitisDay 

Or you can tell your friends and followers about WHY it is important to you to raise awareness of encephalitis and World Encephalitis Day.

2. Share our Photos

Between now and then, why don't you share one of our photos on World Encephalitis Day and telling people that it is just around the corner?

We have a number of pictures which can be downloaded from our Flickr account.

Download Facebook/Twitter image from Flickr

Download Instagram image from Flickr

Download Facebook banner from Flickr

Download Facebook/Twitter image from Flickr

Download Instagram image from Flickr

Download Facebook banner from Flickr

3. Tell us about your event

If you have organised a World Encephalitis Day event at your home, school or place of work, why not let us know so we can add it to our interactive map.

Fill out our event form

4. Download our A4 posters

We have a number of World Encephalitis Day posters which can be downloaded as a PDF and put up around your place of work, school, hospital or even window at home. 

Download the 5 Facts A4 poster PDF

Download the World Encephalitis Day A4 poster PDF

If you have any questions about World Encephalitis Day or need some help, please get in touch