Invisible Disabilities Week 2022

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 19th October, 2022

Man standing with the shadow of a man in a wheelchair on the wall behindThis week is Invisible Disabilities Week. Invisible disabilities, also known as hidden disabilities, are disabilities that are not apparent straight away. This can lead to misunderstandings, false perceptions and judgements. Everyone is different, and every disability affects people differently.

1 in 5 of the UK population are disabled and 80% of these people have a hidden disability. That's over 10 million people in the UK who have a hidden disability.

Robin Tay, CAMHS Participation Worker, said: "As part of the CAMHS EDI work, members of the Equality Champions group, including a parent and young people, have been working to raise awareness and understanding of invisible disabilities over the last year or so. They have produced a series of articles highlighting some of the challenges and issues faced by people who have an invisible disability. This week, we encourage everyone to re-visit these pieces and the other links below to learn more about invisible disabilities."