Dizziness and Me

The hidden disability of chronic dizziness expressed through art 

                 

 

 

 

No-one can see chronic dizziness
People often report that friends, colleagues, families and loved ones don’t understand what they are going through due to the hidden nature of this disability.

Living in fear
Many who experience dizziness fear going out. They worry if they will have another attack of dizziness, whether they will vomit or fall, or if they will be labelled as intoxicated by those who don’t understand.

Words are not enough
No matter how many words they use, people still say their symptoms are not fully understood.

Here’s your chance to ‘show’ others how you feel...

            

  • Without using words, create a piece of artwork, in any medium, to depict your dizziness; your hidden disability.
  • Show us how you’re affected and how it feels for you.
  • We also want to see YOU - the real person behind your dizziness. Show us the face behind the dizziness too by sending a photo of yourself to accompany your art.

Dizziness and Me was an original idea by Debbie Cane, Senior Clinical Scientist at Withington Community Hospital. The Ménière's Society is very pleased to be able to collaborate on this project.

Together we can raise awareness of chronic dizziness and increase understanding among the general public, GPs, health professionals and the friends & families of those living with dizziness.

How to submit your artwork

Download and complete an entry and consent form and return with your artwork. Please contact us on 01306 876883 if you would prefer to receive a copy of this form by post instead. Email your form and artwork to the Meniere’s Society or by post to: Dizziness & Me, Ménière's Society, The Rookery, Surrey Hills Business Park, Wotton, Surrey RH5 6QT

Please note: Entries should be your own original work. Artwork submitted by post should be no larger than an A4 large letter. If your artwork is larger than this, please take a photo and send the photo to us by post or email instead. We regret we are unable to return submitted artwork.

Artwork will be compiled and launched through the Ménière's Society during Balance Awareness Week in September 2020. The aim of this annual week is to make vestibular (inner ear) dizziness visible and increase awareness and support patients in their journey back to balance. The resources will then be made freely available to GP and audiology services with the hope that they can be used in waiting rooms and via social media. 

Dizziness and Me Flyer
Entry & Consent Form

I find it very frustrating that not many people know about Ménière's and the effects it has on a
person. I would love to see this change so there is better understanding from friends, family and
work colleagues.

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