Health & Wellbeing Awareness Calendar

March

March 1st - 31st

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Organised by Prostate Cancer UK, this special month aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer, as well as raise money so the charity can provide even better support to both sufferers and their families.

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Men, we are with you.

March 1st - 31st

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Target Ovarian Cancer work to raise the profile of ovarian cancer, spread the word about the symptoms, and train GPs in early diagnosis. Get together, to raise money and save lives this March. With your help we can do more.

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Only 1 in 5 women know that bloating is a symptom of ovarian cancer. Only 1 in 100 women know that needing to wee more often is a symptom. 4 in 10 women wrongly believe that cervical screening?detects ovarian cancer.

March 2nd - 8th

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Stereotypes would have you believe that eating disorders are not serious illnesses and that they always take the same form. This is wrong. It has to change. This Eating Disorders Awareness Week, help us put the stories of how people are affected in the spotlight, standing together to demand that anyone affected by an eating disorder is supported, no matter what their diagnosis, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or background.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week >

Together by raising funds and combating stigma, we can change lives.

March 9th

No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. The first No Smoking Day was on Ash Wednesday in 1984, and it now takes place on the second Wednesday in March.

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Smoking is very harmful to your heart. It seriously increases your risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases.To keep your heart healthy, you can make small lifestyle changes to help you quit smoking.

March 14th - 20th

National Salt Awareness Week

National Salt Awareness Week

The Department of Health estimates that if we could reduce our average salt intake from 8g per day to 6g per day, we could prevent more than 8,000 premature deaths (i.e. deaths before the age of 70) from heart attacks and stroke.

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Shake your salt habit!

March 14th - 20th

Nutrition and Hydration Week

Nutrition and Hydration Week

Nutrition and Hydration Week has taken place every March since 2012. Its purpose is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well being in health and social care.

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Reinforce, Focus and Re Energise

March 14th - 20th

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

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March 16th

World Delirium Awareness Day

World Delirium Awareness Day

Delirium causes a short term confused state and can develop over hours or days. It is a common condition. 20% of adults in hospital experience delirium, 50% of people who have a hip fracture will experience delirium. Raising awareness about delirium is important in order to ensure that the person at risk or who goes on to develop delirium, gets the right care and treatment.

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30% of hospital delirium cases are preventable therefore, it is easier to prevent than to reverse

World Sleep Day

March 18th

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. It is organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Sleep Society.

World Sleep Day >

The aim is to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World.

March 20th

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. This is a Call to Action for Happiness to make everyone's well being our top priority.

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Build Back Happier

March 20th

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It is organized by FDI World Dental Federation and is the largest global awareness campaign on oral health.

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WOHD spreads messages about good oral hygiene practices to adults and children alike and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being.

February

February 1st - 28th

National Heart Month

National Heart Month

Show Some Love this February and help British Heart Foundation (BHF) beat heartbreak forever. The British Heart Foundation funds around £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular dementia. Diabetes. They're all connected.

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Visit How you can help to find out about various events, running, swimming, cycling, trekking or do something completely different. You can help raise money in a BHF event.

February 4th

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we are working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equal for all - no matter who you are or where you live.

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Time to Talk Day

February 6th

Time to Talk Day

Let's end Mental Health discrimination! Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health - to talk, to listen, to change lives.

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January

January 1st - 31st

Love Your Liver Month

Love Your Liver Month

Do something healthy for your liver this month. To know more about the risk factors and to keep a healthy liver for a healthy life (before long-lasting damage occurs), why not pledge to love your liver and make a change that will benefit your health.

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A British Liver Trust awareness campaign

January 1st - 31st

Dry January

Dry January

The UK's one-month alcohol-free challenge that helps millions reset their relationship with alcohol every year.

Dry January >

Click the link to find out more about the benefits of why do Dry January.

January 10th - 16th

National Obesity Awareness Week

National Obesity Awareness Week

Whether it's cooking more healthily, avoiding snacks, or being a little more physically active, join in National Obesity Awareness week and make your healthy New Year's resolution now!

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Look up the work of organisations such as World Obesity and The Obesity Society.

January 17th - 23rd

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Do you know how cervical cancer can be prevented? During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, we want as many people as possible to know how they can reduce their risk of the disease and to educate others.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week >

Join us to raise awareness of cervical screening. To Get Involved, click the link above to find out more.

December

December 1st

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December each year. This creates an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

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World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 and was the first-ever global health day. Click above to find out more about this year's campaign and how to get involved.

December 3rd

International Day of Persons with Disability

International Day of Persons with Disability

This International Day, let us reassert our commitment to work together to keep promoting the rights of people with disabilities, ensuring it is fully realized.

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Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights.

November

November 6th

National Stress Awareness Day

National Stress Awareness Day

We all know that being under pressure is a normal part of life. So, we know what it's like to feel stressed. However, becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health and wellbeing problems or make existing problems worse.

Stress - How to cope >

National Stress Awareness Day is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress. Here are some suggestions for how you can join the conversation about stress.

If you are struggling to cope with life pressures, you might be stressed. Visit the weblink below, If you would like more advice or information. Useful information can be found that explains the common symptoms and causes of stress. It also looks at some of the ways you can try to reduce stress.

November 14th

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is led by the International Diabetes Federation. The federation unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. The campaign aims to reflect the realities of dealing with Diabetes as a chronic condition.

How to get involved >

1 in 10 adults are now living with diabetes. So, spread the word about diabetes in November!

November 15th - 21st

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It's a week of awareness-raising and campaigning for change.

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November 17th

World COPD Day

World COPD Day

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to breathe because your airways have been narrowed. Life with COPD can be difficult. Everyday tasks can become a challenge. It is a progressive condition, which means there is no cure.

BLF - What we do >

British Lung Foundation is the only UK charity looking after the nation's lungs and researching COPD to find new treatments and cures.

October

October 1st - 31st

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer charities every October raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

No matter who you are, whatever your experience with breast cancer, Jessamy Platinum Homecare is always with you.

NHS Info >

Cancer Research UK - helping to raise awareness through research. Find out more >

October 1st - 31st

National Cholesterol Month

National Cholesterol Month

Heart UK - is the only charity in the UK dedicated to saving lives by helping people to avoid heart attacks or strokes caused by high cholesterol. We need cholesterol in our blood to stay healthy, it is when it gets too high that it is a problem.

Heart.org.uk >

To get involved and make a difference, Find out more >

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