Name  Facial Palsy
Related to/Also known as 

Facial paralysis

Bell's Palsy
Symptoms of Facial Palsy

"The term facial palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles, mainly resulting from temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerve.

"When a facial nerve is either non-functioning or missing, the muscles in the face do not receive the necessary signals in order to function properly. This results in paralysis of the affected part of the face, which can affect movement of the eye(s) and/or the mouth, as well as other areas."

Source: Facial Palsy UK

Useful National contacts Facial Palsy UK
Link opens in new window www.facialpalsy.org.uk
Tel. 0300 030 9333

General enquiries: info@facialpalsy.org.uk Support: support@facialpalsy.org.uk
Find your local support group: Link opens in new window www.facialpalsy.org.uk/support/local-groups

Changing Faces: supports people who have any condition that affects their appearance
Link opens in new window www.changingfaces.org.uk
Tel. 0300 012 0275

Online resources

Facial Paralysis (MedlinePlus)
Link opens in new windowhttps://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003028.htm

Facial nerve palsy (University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, PDF file)
Link opens in new window www.uhs.nhs.uk/Media/Controlleddocuments/Patientinformation/Eyes/FacialPalsy-patientinformation.pdf

Facial palsy (Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Link opens in new window www.qvh.nhs.uk/our-services/plastic-surgery-and-burns/facial-palsy

Our resources

The library at the Brain Charity has a range of resources on Facial Palsy and on a wide range of disability related issues.