Sharing #LifeGoals has become a popular trend in social media. #LifeGoals are the often frivolous wishes people have – for example to own a designer handbag, meet a particular pop star or drive a Maserati. In this campaign we will put a new spin on the #LifeGoals trend by instead sharing #BrainLifeGoals.
Those of us living with brain disorder do not necessarily have the luxury of frivolous dreams. Ours are more fundamentally important things – perhaps to walk without pain, to have access to employment, or to live a life free of stigma.
During Brain Awareness Week (March 11- 19) patient advocates are encouraged to participate in the campaign by sharing their own wishes alongside the #BrainLifeGoals hashtag.
Why get involved?
Patient-based evidence of the burden of living with neurological disorders will form the basis of the #BrainLifeGoals campaign.
The most effective way to raise awareness of the impact neurological conditions have on people is to galvanise them to advocate for themselves and share their stories. Having these voices share a common theme will amplify its impact.
The campaign will improve public understanding of neurological conditions and reduce associated prejudice/stigma.
How to get involved
The #BrainLifeGoals campaign will see patient advocates working to highlight the differences between their lives and others.
My #BrainLifeGoals are [insert here – e.g. ‘to find a medication that doesn’t have so many side effects’/’for my employer to understand my condition’/’for my doctor to believe the severity of my symptoms’]
Make sure to use the hashtag #BrainLifeGoals with all your posts! This will allow us to find and share your contributions; as well as letting other people follow all the campaign related activity.