BBC highlights difficulties for allergic students

BBC highlights difficulties for allergic students

  • 20 July 2015
  • News


The BBC has highlighted the issues faced by new students looking to manage their allergy independently for the first time while heading off to university this September. 

The article, in the health section of the BBC News Online pages, features an interview with young Anaphylaxis Campaign member and recent graduate, Helen. 

In the interview, Helen said, "Every student kitchen has Nutella in it – students are nuts about it – but for me it was like a little pot of poison looking at me." 

The article discussed issues such as adrenaline carrying and the difficulties of living in shared accomodation for those managing a severe allergy. 

The article also featured quotes from Professor Claire Mills from the University of Manchester, who is heading up the world'd biggest food allergy study in the UK alongside the Anaphylaxis Campaign.

It is hoped this BBC coverage will bring greater awareness about severe allergies to the mainstream and also raise the awareness of the Anaphylaxis Campaign and the services offered to those affected.

The articles comes in response to a new short YouTube film produced by the Anaphylaxis Campaign offering advice and support to young people looking to go it alone and manage their severe allergy independently for the first time. 

Click here to read the article in full.