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Virtual Workshop

Following UKPT's recent trial virtual workshop, we're pleased to say that the feedback was very positive, and we're now ready to launch our new programme of virtual day workshops.  We're asking that people who are interested register their interest by email, letting us know if you would be available on a week day or would prefer a weekend day....
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Virtual Volunteers

UKPT are going to trial a Virtual Workshop, and are looking for 4 volunteers. We have recently had success in virtual de-sensing, and our colleagues in the USA are already running virtual workshops, so we know it's possible and can help. Before launching into a full paid-up workshop, we are going to test out our new skills (or not) with a small gro...
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Paruresis and COVID-19

Paruresis is defined as a form of social anxiety which leads to the inability to pee in the actual or perceived proximity to others. You might therefore think that social distancing measures, introduced to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, might make things easier for sufferers since we are all being asked to avoid being around others where po...
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British Medical Association's (BMA) Patient Information Awards 2019

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UK Paruresis Trust are delighted that their website was recently rated Highly Commended in the British Medical Association's (BMA) Patient Information Awards 2019. The awards were established in 1997 to encourage excellence in the production and design of health information resources for patients. Judges from the BMA assessed how health professiona...
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Going in Front of Strangers or Friends

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Many sufferers of paruresis tell us they often find it harder to go to the toilet when they are out or with people they know than with strangers. The issue suggests we worry a great deal about what our friends, family and acquaintances think of us; perhaps more so than strangers. Paruresis or "shy bladder syndrome" affects sufferers by making it di...
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Has Paruresis Affected Your Choice of Career?

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When you suffer from paruresis (or shy bladder syndrome), the everyday activity of going to the toilet can turn into a minefield. Many sufferers avoid having to use public or shared bathrooms by cutting down on how much they drink or making an extra effort to time bathroom visits carefully so that they are the only ones using it. But paruresis migh...
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Coping with Paruresis as a Student

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​ Student life promises many things—and most of them exciting. For many young people, it marks their first venture into the adult world and all that entails, from living away from your family, to shopping for food, doing your own laundry and, hopefully, enjoying an exciting new social life. But if you're a sufferer of paruresis aka shy bladder synd...
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National Lottery funding

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We're delighted to have received funding of just over £16,000 from National Lottery Awards for All in England and Scotland to fund our outreach activities over the next 12 months. We shall be trying to raise awareness of paruresis and UKPT as early as possible in people's experience of the condition, focusing on reaching students through universiti...
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UKPT Annual Report 2018

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​The UK Paruresis Trust is pleased to provide it's latest annual report, released in June 2018.   Download PDF File Here
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Women’s support and information day 16th June 2018

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We are planning a UKPT Women's day in central London on 16 th June 2018, beginning at noon and ending at 5.00 pm. There appears to be fewer females than males affected by paruresis, but nevertheless some women's lives are severely affected by the difficulties they experience in using toilets away from their own home. 16 th June will be an opportuni...
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Upcoming Manchester (Beginners) and Reading (Follow up) workshops

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Booking has now opened for the next UK Paruresis Trust weekend workshops. The next Beginners Workshop takes place in Manchester on 9 th – 11 th March and the next Follow Up Workshop takes place in Reading on 20th – 22 nd April. Please visit our Workshop page to find out more information about the workshops. Here you can find out what happens during...
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Beginners Workshop Reading 2nd-4th February 2018

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Booking has now opened for the next UK Paruresis Trust weekend workshop taking place at Reading in February. Please visit our Workshop page to find out more information about the workshops. Here you can find out what happens during these sessions, and you can read the Evaluation Report and Case Studies to fin...
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Effectiveness of UKPT workshops Report

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The UK Paruresis Trust is pleased to launch its report of a survey into the effectiveness of UKPT workshops based on participants' feedback and their subsequent progress in overcoming paruresis.   Download PDF File Here
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