Challenging you to go alcohol free for 31 days and aims to raise awareness of the effects of alcohol.
World Religion Day
To promote inter-faith understanding and harmony.
Remembering the people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
To promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.
World Cancer Day
Aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by encouraging individuals to take action.
Time To Talk Day
Getting people to talk about mental health and by doing so help change lives.
7th February – 13th February
Annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.
28th February – 6th March
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Raising awareness about eating disorders, including the different types of eating disorders and the treatments available to combat them.
Ovarian cancer is a disease that can disrupt the normal function of the ovaries. If it’s left unchecked, it can affect other parts of the body too.
Zero Discrimination Day
Celebrated by the United Nations (UN) and other international organisations. Aims to promote equality throughout all member countries.
Overseas NHS Workers Day is a recognition of the extraordinary contribution that people who have migrated to the UK have made in the fight against COVID-19
A global holiday celebrated annually to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.
No Smoking Day
Help encourage as many smokers as possible to quit on No Smoking Day by organising your own event.
To help raise awareness of kidneys and educate people on what they do and how to improve your kidney health.
Healthcare Science Week is an annual week-long programme designed to promote the work of healthcare science professionals.
A shared objective to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.
World Sleep Day
A celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.
World Oral Health Day
Celebrated globally every year on 20 March. Organised by FDI World Dental Federation.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.
28th March – 3rd April
World Autism Acceptance Week
An opportunity to get involved in helping to create a society that supports autistic people.
International Trans Day of Visibility
Celebrating trans and non-binary people and aiming to raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans and non-binary people worldwide.
Student Nursing Awards
Bringing together the nursing community to shine a light on the brightest talent making their way into the profession.
Stress Awareness Month
Increasing public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.
Lesbian Visibility Day
Recognises and celebrates the contributions of lesbians.
On Your Feet Britain
Workers across Britain unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work.
Advancing Healthcare Awards
Recognises and rewards projects for AHPs and healthcare scientists and the work they do to lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to patients’ lives.
National Walking Month
Encourages people to walk more throughout May.
Global Hand Hygiene Day
Prevention and control, including hand hygiene, is critical to achieve universal health coverage.
Sun Awareness Week
Highlighting the importance of looking after your skin in the sun.
Deaf Awareness Week
The aim of Deaf Awareness Week is to raise awareness of hearing loss in the UK and its impact on people’s lives.
International Midwives Day
A day to celebrate midwives and showcase key stories from your nursing workforce in your organsiation.
Global Hand Hygiene Day
Aiming to prevent healthcare-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control action.
Mental Health Awareness Week
A UK event supported by the Mental Health Foundation. The aim is to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental health.
National Staff Networks Day
The national day for staff networks aims to encourage collaboration, support aligned activity and further inspire the voice of network members.
International Nurses Day
A day to celebrate nurses and showcase key stories from your nursing workforce in your organsiation.
National Numeracy Day
Led by National Numeracy, this day involves different activites and events to encourage everyone to build their confidence with numbers.
Learning at Work Week
Celebrate lifelong learning at work, explore learning and build learning cultures everywhere!
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
International events raising awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.
To get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/ impairments.
An international day of recognition for all the hardworking HR and people professionals around the world.
Pride is a time for everyone to celebrate who they are, with Pride events held across the country.
The NHS is supported by around 2 million volunteers every year and most NHS organisations celebrate their contribution during National Volunteers’ Week.
Encouraging people to get out cycling and switch to cycling as the best way to get around.
National Carers Week
Raising awareness of caring by highlighting the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make.
BNF Healthy Eating Week
Have 5 A Day; Drink plenty; Get active; and try something new.
Men’s Health Week
Led by the Men’s Health Forum to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage men and boys to seek professional advice for health-related problems.
World Blood Donor Day
Raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
National Clean Air Day
A chance for the whole country to come together and improve air quality through collective action.
Recognising the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.
Cervical Screening Awareness Week
Around 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year.
Learning Disability Week
Raising awareness about the issues that are important to people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
Marking the anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, near London, on 22 June 1948.
To commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.
18th July – 17th August
Aims to raise the profile and contribution of British South Asian history in the UK.
The global campaign that aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise action on breastfeeding and related issues.
Cycle To Work Day
UK’s biggest cycle commuting event.
Know Your Numbers Week
Encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
World Suicide Prevention Day
Promoting worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.
World Sepsis Day
An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis.
World Patient Safety Day
Increasing public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spuring global solidarity and action to promote patient safety.
International Week of the Deaf People
An initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy.
Organ Donation Week
Encouraging people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and encourage people to share their donation decision.
National Eye Health Week
Healthcare professionals joining forces to encourage more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.
National Pensions Awareness Day
National pensions awareness day is a day for raising awareness on the importance of preparing and saving for retirement.
International Day of Sign Languages
Celebrated annually across the world on 23 September every year along with International Week of the Deaf.
Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning
Support Macmillian by hosting your own coffee morning to raise awareness.
26th September – 2nd October
UK National Inclusion Week
Designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms.
National Fitness Day
Make this the most active day of the year.
Speak Up Month
A national campaign to illustrate the part which we all play in fostering a culture where people can speak up and be confident they will be listened to.
National Work Life Week
Opening the conversation about wellbeing at work and promoting a good work-life balance.
Encouraging the nation’s smokers to make a quit attempt for the month of October and beyond.
Get involved in Sober October by going alcohol-free in October to raise money for people with cancer.
National Cholesterol Month
Devoted to raising funds for HEART UK and raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Increasing awareness of the disease and raising money to go towards life-saving research.
A nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK.
To raise awareness for the disease and to raise funds for research. Information and free resources to help you with local campaigns.
Back Care Awareness Week
Raise awareness of the problems back pain can cause, as well as prevention and treatments.
For employers to show employees, and potential candidates your organisation has a flexible working culture and appreciates work life balance.
World Mental Health Day
An opportunity to raise awareness and advocacy against mental health stigma.
Coming Out Day
An awareness day for LGBTQ+ people to celebrate being their authentic selves.
International Infection Prevention Control Week
Increasing awareness of the need to keep patients safe from infection.
Allied Health Professionals Day
Allied health professions (AHPs) Day is an annual opportunity for the 14 professions in the AHP Community to come together in celebration, showcasing the impact they make in delivering high quality care.
World Menopause Day
Raising awareness for women who are feeling lost and going through Menopause and need support.
International Pronouns Day
Seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.
Stammering associations, individuals and groups around the world organise events to raise awareness of stuttering.
UK Malnutrition Awareness Week
Raise awareness and understanding of preventable malnutrition in local communities and with health and social care professionals.
Infection Prevention Control Week
Infection prevention control week is about raising awareness for the important role we all play in keeping patients safe from infection.
Celebrating the teams at the frontline pushing the boundaries of patient safety and driving cultural change to minimise risk, enhance quality of care and ultimately save lives.
Movember Men’s Health Awareness Month
Responsible for thousands of moustaches on men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health.
National Stress Awareness Day
Raise awareness, publicity and profile of stress and its impact, and reduce stigma while promoting the importance of wellbeing and stress reduction.
Many people experience bullying and the Anti-Bullying Alliance want to tackle this.The theme for 2020 is ‘Respect’.
Alcohol Awareness Week
A chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.
Trans Awareness Week
This week helps raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.
The aims of Inter Faith Week are to strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels.
Anti Bullying Week is organised by the Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA). The ABA is made up of anti-bullying organisations from all over the UK.
Self Care Week is an annual UK-wide national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families and generations
International Men’s Day
Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys.
An annual observance to remember those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence.
22nd November – 22 December
A month of activity to raise awareness and support people with disabilities.
25th November – 10th December
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence
A time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
World AIDS Day
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.
National Grief Awareness Week
To raise awareness of the impact of grief.