“Walk In My Shoes” is a campaign devised by member of CWTCH (Pembrokeshire) to inform people about chronic health conditions and the symptoms you can’t always see.

Our members have reported to us that in order to fit in with friends, family and society in general, they most often try and hide their pain and symptoms so that it isn’t visible to everyone, they do this because it is a way of coping. Younger adults in particular have said that they have lost friends which is detrimental to their psychological well-being and doesn’t help them in their day-to day struggles.

Last year we launched our professionally made #symptomsuit, so we could show people some of the symptoms our members live with on a day to day basis. Living with a chronic health condition is a struggle, which is made even more complicated when you have invisible symptoms or rather symptoms you can’t always see.