Events calendar

January

  • 01 Jan 2024
    2024

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    Veganuary

    Veganuary is a campaign that encourages people to try veganism for the month of January and beyond. It was founded in 2014 by a UK-based non-profit organisation that promotes vegan living as a way to protect animals, the environment, and human health. The campaign provides information, recipes, ...
  • 01 Jan 2024
    2024

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    Dry January

    Dry January is a challenge to give up alcohol for the month of January and start the new year with a healthier lifestyle. It was started in 2013 by Alcohol Change UK, a charity that works to reduce alcohol harm in the UK. The challenge can have various benefits for physical and mental health, ...
  • 13 Jan 2024
    2024

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    National obesity awareness week

    National obesity awareness week is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of obesity and its impact on health and wellbeing. It also encourages people to make positive changes to their lifestyle, such as eating healthier, being more active, and seeking professional help if needed. The ...
  • 15 Jan 2024
    2024

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    Brew Monday

    Brew Monday is an initiative by Samaritans, a charity that provides emotional support to anyone in distress or suicidal. It encourages people to connect with others over a cup of tea and have a chat about how they are feeling. It also raises funds for Samaritans to continue their vital work. ...
  • 22 Jan 2024
    2024

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    Cervical cancer prevention week

    Cervical cancer prevention week is a UK-wide campaign that aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer and how to prevent it. It also urges women to attend cervical screening (smear test) when invited, as it can detect abnormal cells that could develop into cancer. The campaign is run by Jo’s ...

February

  • 01 Feb 2024
    2024

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    LGBT+ History Month

    LGBT+ History Month is celebrated every February in the United Kingdom to commemorate the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. The event has been celebrated since 2005 and is organized by the charity Schools Out UK. The aim of the event is to eliminate prejudice by educating ...
  • 01 Feb 2024
    2024

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    Time to talk day

    Time to Talk Day is an annual event that encourages open conversations about mental health, aiming to change lives. It’s a day for everyone - friends, families, communities, and workplaces - to come together to talk, listen, and change lives. The event is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness ...
  • 04 Feb 2024
    2024

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    World cancer day

    World Cancer Day, observed on 4 February, is an international event led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). It aims to raise global awareness about cancer and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The day also presses governments and individuals worldwide to take ...
  • 05 Feb 2024
    2024

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    Children's mental health week

    Children’s Mental Health Week, taking place from 5-11 February 2024, is an annual event launched by Place2Be. The week aims to empower, equip, and give a voice to all children and young people in the UK. With the theme ‘My Voice Matters’, it encourages participation from schools, children, ...
  • 05 Feb 2024
    2024

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    National sickie day

    National Sickie Day, observed on the first Monday of February, is known as the day when most UK workers are likely to call in sick. The reasons range from physical ailments to mental health issues. While the term ‘sickie’ implies false pretences, it’s important to note that many people may use ...
  • 12 Feb 2024
    2024

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    You can care week

    You Can Care Week is a week-long campaign that shines a spotlight on the importance of social care roles and the positive impact they have on individuals, families, and communities. The event aims to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about care work and encourage people of all ages and ...
  • 17 Feb 2024
    2024

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    Random acts of kindness day

    Random Acts of Kindness Day, observed on February 17, is a day to inspire people to do good deeds for others, even simple acts like complimenting someone, helping a neighbour with groceries, or volunteering at a local charity. The day aims to foster a "pay it forward" mentality, spreading ...
  • 19 Feb 2024
    2024

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    Cancer prevention action week

    Cancer Prevention Action Week, taking place from February 19-25, 2024, is an annual event run by the World Cancer Research Fund. The week focuses on supporting and empowering the public to make changes to their daily habits, and that of their families, to reduce their risk of preventable ...

March

  • 01 Mar 2024
    2024

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    Endometriosis awareness month

    Endometriosis Awareness Month is a global initiative to raise awareness about endometriosis, a condition affecting 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth. The month encourages actions to improve care, support, and understanding of endometriosis. Various activities, including sharing ...
  • 01 Mar 2024
    2024

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    Ovarian cancer awareness month

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, observed in March, is dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer, its symptoms, and the support available for those affected. Macmillan Cancer Support and other organisations provide information and services to help individuals at every stage of their ...
  • 08 Mar 2024
    2024

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    International womens day

    International Women’s Day is a global initiative that honors women’s achievements and promotes women’s rights. It focuses on issues like gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence against women. The day encourages collective action for driving gender parity and making a positive ...
  • 12 Mar 2024
    2024

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    Nutrition & hydration week

    Nutrition & Hydration Week is an annual global event that aims to highlight, promote, and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration. It focuses on sharing good practices, promoting education, and setting minimum standards for good nutrition in all settings. The week ...
  • 13 Mar 2024
    2024

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    National no smoking day

    National No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom. It aims to support smokers who want to quit smoking. The day encourages individuals to explore different methods and aids to quit smoking. It’s a day to celebrate the people who have quit and inspire those who are ...
  • 14 Mar 2024
    2024

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    Social Prescribing Day

    Social Prescribing Day is an annual celebration of the people, organisations, and communities who make social prescribing happen. It aims to raise awareness of social prescribing, how it works, and how it changes lives. The day encourages hosting events, sharing ideas, and highlighting the ...
  • 15 Mar 2024
    2024

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    World sleep day

    World Sleep Day aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. The 2024 theme is "Sleep Equity for Global Health". The day encourages actions to raise awareness of sleep health, share stories, organise activities, and learn ...
  • 18 Mar 2024
    2024

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    Neurodiversity celebration week

    Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, and organisations with the opportunity to ...
  • 20 Mar 2024
    2024

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    Debt Awareness Week

    Debt Awareness Week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness about problem debt and the availability of free advice. The week encourages open conversations about debt, helping people understand the process of getting debt advice. Various organisations participate, sharing information ...
  • 20 Mar 2024
    2024

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    International day of happiness

    International Day of Happiness is a United Nations-recognised event that emphasises the importance of happiness in our lives. The day encourages actions to raise awareness of happiness, share stories, organise activities, and learn from happiness experts. The 2024 campaign theme is "Happiness ...

April

  • 01 Apr 2024
    2024

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    Active for April

    Active for April is a campaign by Action for Happiness that encourages individuals to be more active throughout the month. It promotes outdoor activities, healthy eating, and mindfulness practices. The campaign also includes a calendar with daily activities to inspire participants to incorporate ...
  • 01 Apr 2024
    2024

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    Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

    Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, observed every April, is dedicated to raising awareness about bowel cancer, the fourth most common cancer in the UK. The month encourages understanding of the disease, its risk factors, and the importance of early diagnosis. Macmillan Cancer Support provides ...
  • 01 Apr 2024
    2024

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    International IBS Awareness Month

    International IBS Awareness Month, observed every April, aims to increase public awareness about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common but often undiagnosed disorder. The month is dedicated to destigmatising IBS and promoting understanding of its different types. The International Foundation ...
  • 01 Apr 2024
    2024

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    Stress Awareness Month

    Stress Awareness Month, held every April since 1992, aims to raise awareness about the causes and cures of stress. It encourages open conversations about stress, its impacts, and promotes the removal of guilt, shame, and stigma around mental health. The Stress Management Society organises ...
  • 02 Apr 2024
    2024

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    World autism acceptance week

    World Autism Acceptance Week is a global initiative to raise awareness about autism and advocate for acceptance. It involves fundraising for charities supporting the cause and organising events like Spectrum Colour Walks. The campaign aims to overcome societal barriers faced by autistic ...
  • 05 Apr 2024
    2024

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    Walk to work day

    Walk to Work Day encourages individuals to commute on foot. This initiative promotes physical and mental health benefits, including improved mood and increased exercise. It also supports environmental sustainability by reducing car usage. The day serves as an opportunity to appreciate the ...
  • 07 Apr 2024
    2024

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    World Health Day

    World Health Day is a global health awareness initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). It marks the founding of WHO and draws attention to a major health issue each year. The day involves international, regional, and local events related to a specific theme.
  • 28 Apr 2024
    2024

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    World Day for Health & Safety at Work

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work, is an international campaign by the International Labour Organization (ILO). It promotes a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental right. The day raises awareness about the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases, and advocates for ...

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May

  • 01 May 2024
    2024

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    Skin cancer awareness month

    Skin Cancer Awareness Month, aims to raise awareness about the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and educate the public on skin cancer prevention. It emphasises the importance of sun protection and regular skin checks. The campaign is supported by various organisations globally, providing ...

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  • 03 May 2024
    2024

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    World Maternal Mental Health Day

    World Maternal Mental Health Day raises awareness about mental health issues in pregnant women and mothers. It emphasises the importance of mental health care during pregnancy and postpartum. The day is recognised globally, with activists, academics, clinicians, and those with lived experience ...

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  • 07 May 2024
    2024

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    World asthma day

    World Asthma Day, observed on the first Tuesday in May, is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). It aims to raise awareness about asthma and improve care worldwide. The theme for 2023 was “Asthma Care for All”, emphasising the need for effective asthma management programs in all ...

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  • 08 May 2024
    2024

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    World Ovarian Cancer Day

    World Ovarian Cancer Day, observed on May 8, was established in 2013 to globally raise voices in solidarity against ovarian cancer. It’s a flagship awareness-raising initiative of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition, supported by nearly 200 organiaations worldwide. The day unites patient advocacy ...

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  • 12 May 2024
    2024

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    ME Awareness Week

    ME Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The week is marked by global activities to increase understanding of ME/CFS and support the growing number of people diagnosed with it. The campaign encourages sharing ...

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  • 13 May 2024
    2024

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    Mental Health Awareness Week

    Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, takes place annually to focus on good mental health and tackle stigma. The week, observed from May 13 to 19 in 2024, encourages understanding and prioritising mental health. The theme for 2023 was anxiety, highlighting the ...

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  • 17 May 2024
    2024

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    World Hypertension Day

    World Hypertension Day, observed annually on May 17, is initiated by the World Hypertension League. It aims to raise awareness about hypertension and promote its prevention, detection, and control. The day emphasises the importance of regular blood pressure measurements and maintaining a healthy ...

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  • 20 May 2024
    2024

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    Type 2 diabetes prevention week

    Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is a joint campaign by NHS England and Diabetes UK. It aims to raise awareness about the risk of type 2 diabetes and how to prevent it. The campaign encourages the public to check their risk via the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool. It also promotes healthy ...

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  • 26 May 2024
    2024

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    National epilepsy week

    National Epilepsy Week aims to raise awareness about epilepsy and its impact. The week focuses on the crucial role that families, friends, colleagues, and healthcare professionals play in supporting people with epilepsy. It also highlights the challenges faced by those living with the condition. ...

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  • 30 May 2024
    2024

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    World MS Day

    World MS Day, officially marked on May 30, brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness, and campaign for those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The theme for 2020-2023 is ‘connections’, challenging social barriers that leave people affected by MS feeling lonely ...

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