Swallowing Awareness Day

14 March 2021

Huge congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Swallowing Awareness Day. Thank you. You were amazing!

Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties have potentially life-threatening consequences. They can result in choking, pneumonia, chest infections, dehydration and weight loss. They can also make taking medication more difficult and they can lead to a poorer quality of life for the individual and their family.

Through your efforts and ingenuity you managed to raise awareness far and wide of how dysphagia can affect people at any stage of their lives and how speech and language therapists support them to eat, drink and swallow safely.

We’ll be leaving the campaign toolkit here for a bit in case you want to download any more factsheets or posters for other dysphagia events you’re holding. And, to catch up on all the wonderful campaigning that took place this year, please take a look at the hashtag #swallowaware2018 on Twitter.


Download the toolkit:



  • Dysphagia: A difficult diagnosis to swallow
  • Dysphagia: How does it affect children?
  • Dysphagia: How can speech and language therapists help?
  • Dysphagia: How is it assessed?
  • Dysphagia: What can be done to help?
  • Dysphagia: Who does it affect?
  • Val’s swallowing story


  • Crossword
  • Wordsearch

Poster footer and headers

  • Swallowing Awareness Day footer
  • Swallowing Awareness Day header


  • Factsheet: Giving voice to people with swallowing difficulties
  • Factsheet: Supporting infants, children and young people with feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • Factsheet: Supporting people with swallowing difficulties due to head and neck cancer
  • Factsheet: Supporting people with learning difficulties
  • Factsheet: What is speech and language therapy?