HealthySocialMedia Blog Seeks Quotes

Undergraduate psychology student Joanne Goodman, who is currently writing blog posts for the HealthySocialMedia website, has contacted us in the hope of getting feedback and quotes for her blog from people with limb loss and limb difference.

The blog post will focus on how body image affects the limb loss and limb difference community. The intention is to obtain quotes on how individuals challenge this and empower their body image.

As you know, information supplied for research can often have beneficial results for the Limb Loss and Limb Difference community generally. If you have quotes that you feel could be useful or would like to share your observations and thoughts, do please get in touch with Joanne and support her interesting and insightful HealthySocialMedia Blog.

Limb Loss & Limb Difference Awareness Month is nearing its end but just because the month changes, the awareness that #LLLDAM has raised doesn’t need to be lost. Let’s use it as a platform for awareness and action ongoing.

Read on for more from Joanne about HealthySocialMedia and check out the links at the bottom of this post. You can visit the website where you’ll find more information and some interesting articles. This is an interesting, living project that can grow as people contribute to it so do take part and help to add to the awareness of Limb Loss and Limb Difference that has been gained throughout #LLLDAM.


I recently became aware that April 2021 is National Limb Loss Awareness Month. I am interested in dedicating a blog post to this observance; which would aim to raise awareness, highlight the effect that limb loss can have on body image and how individuals with limb loss empower their body image.

The healthysocialmedia site, is a public website, that is concerned with all things social media: body image, eating disorders, health, psychology, and communication. Our organisation’s aim, is to provide the public with relevant research and real-life accounts within these areas, in the form of blog posts, infographics, and videos.

As we are coming towards the end of Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month, the healthysocialmedia team understood the importance of continuing to raise awareness, through keeping discussions in the area active. For our upcoming blog post, we are interested in highlighting the effect that limb loss and limb difference has on body image. The intention is to include some quotes from members of the limb loss and limb difference community, on how they challenge concerns surrounding this and empower their body image.

If you are interested in providing some quotes or any other information you deem relevant to our upcoming blog post, please contact me

(Joanne Goodman)

HealthySocialMedia Blog

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Camp in the Cloud

Camp in the Cloud is being run by DBF in association with OVER THE WALL. You may remember that we had several events planned with Over the Wall last year. Sadly we had to cancel them – like so much – due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

In the light of ongoing, though hopefully easing, restrictions, we’ve come up with an alternative. Here is an activity you can enjoy virtually regardless of what Covid has up its sleeve!

Experience the magic of an Over the Wall Camp from the comfort of your own home!

Check out the Flyer below, but please remember that the embedded links won’t work in this format. I’ve put them at the bottom of the post where they will open in new tabs. If you’d like to find out more or reserve your place, please follow the link.

Don’t forget that April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month UK (#LLLDAM). A consortium of UK charities working to support children, young people and adults with limb loss or limb difference have joined forces to celebrate and promote Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month UK (#LLLDAM) this April. Clicking on the link will take you to a bespoke website where you will be able to see the participating charities and find out what each charity has to offer. You can see which is best placed to help or support adults and children with limb loss and limb difference. You’ll find a link to a previous post giving you more information about the Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month consortium.  There is also a link to the consortium community website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Camp in the Cloud!


Camp in the Cloud

Camp in the Cloud

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Opportunity to join Bader’s Big Band

As you may be aware by now, April is Limb Loss & Limb Difference Awareness Month (#LLLDAM) UK. The first of our announcements represents the exciting opportunity to join Bader’s Big Band…

Yes – we’re looking for musicians to join Bader’s Big Band, the UK’s only Big Band consisting of musicians who have a disability.

Since its inception in 2018, this inspiring band has performed in wonderful venues, museums and air shows across the country. Bader’s Big Band is now looking to grow and is seeking new musicians with either a physical disability or diagnosed mental condition.

Please use the contact details below for more information or to ask for an audition. Don’t miss this great opportunity to join Bader’s Big Band and to be part of a unique group of talented musicians that, in the words of Sir Douglas, set out to show that it’s what you can do that’s important.

Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that. That’s nonsense. Make up your mind […] then have a go at everything. Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader

We’ll be updating you with further news and opportunities from DBF and the consortium of organisations taking part in #LLLDAM throughout April.

Check in to the #LLLDAM Community Website (link below) to find out who’s involved and see which of the participating organisations may best be able to offer support, activities and more to suit your own circumstances.

If you missed the first post describing what #LLLDAM UK is all about, you’ll find a link below the flyers.

Opportunity to join Bader's Big Band

Opportunity to join Bader's Big Band

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We are extremely grateful to Slater and Gordon Lawyers, for their kind sponsorship of Bader’s Big Band.