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9/9 International FASD Day

September is FASD Awareness Month

The 9th day of the 9th month is International FASD Day. This is to draw attention to the importance of going alcohol-free for the 9 months of pregnancy. In the UK, we also celebrate September FASD Awareness Month! This is a whole month dedicated to raising awareness of FASD in the UK, as well as celebrating the amazing day-to-day achievements of awesome people with FASD up and down the country. On the 9th of September, we’ll join with the rest of the world in celebrating International FASD Awareness Day. This is the 9th day of the 9th month, to highlight the importance of avoiding alcohol for the 9 months of pregnancy to help prevent FASD. As usual, we’ve got loads of exciting things planned for this month, including activities and awareness raising opportunities for you and your loved ones to get stuck into.


This FASD Awareness Month, we’re working with our friends at the FASD UK Alliance to promote the hashtag #FASDGiveMe5

The hashtag is designed to represent taking 5 for FASD, whether that’s taking 5 minutes to explain FASD to someone new, taking the time to learn 5 new things about FASD, or giving someone with FASD a high-five to celebrate their achievements!

It can be used as creatively as you like, so why not join us and raise some FASD awareness this month with #FASDGiveMe5? 

FASD Give Me 5 logo

You could:

How ever you choose to #FASDGiveMe5, make sure you use the hashtag and, if you like, tag us in social media @NationalFASD

We’ll also be sharing #FASDGiveMe5 fact posts throughout the month, as well as some fun videos featuring the team here at National FASD, so make sure to stay tuned to our social media channels and help us share FASD awareness!

Me & My FASD Photo Competition

This is your chance to get involved in raising some FASD awareness and have a chance to win a £30 Amazon voucher!

Starting today, we want you to send us photos of you raising awareness with this special banner in the best or weirdest place possible. We’ll give extra consideration to those of you who take the time to educate someone else about FASD while you’re at it.

Just make sure you’re holding this graphic in your hands in your picture. You can print it out and hold it, or, if you don’t have access to a printer, just hold it up on a phone or tablet screen.


To enter the competition, send in your photos using the portal on our Me & My FASD website, which you can access using the button below.

We’d also love to see you share your pictures on your social media using #FASDGiveMe5 and tag us at @NationalFASD
The competition closes at midnight Sunday 24th September, and the winner will be announced on the 30th September, so get snapping, and good luck!

FASD Awareness Month Resources

If you’d like to learn more how you can do some extra awareness raising, we have several pages loaded with resources and information that can help you do just that.

Show your awareness raising efforts loud and proud with the FASD Awareness Month logo and the #FASDGiveMe5 logo from National FASD and our friends in the FASD UK Alliance! Download and use as you like.

FASD Awareness Month Merch

We have a whole selection of merch and resources available on the National FASD store, including #FASDGiveMe5 t-shirts! 

Disclaimer: Due to ongoing postal delays, and external suppliers we cannot guarantee when Awareness Month merch orders placed now will arrive.

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