Giving up alcohol for the month of January is a way of encouraging long lasting healthy drinking habits and reaping the benefits associated with reducing alcohol intake.
World Cancer Day
People across the world participate in World Cancer Day, with the aim of raising awareness and inspiring action to reduce the risk of cancer.
Time To Talk Day
1 in 4 people experience mental health problems, but many of these people do not feel able to speak up about it. Time To Talk Day aims to reduce the mental health
stigma by encouraging people to be open about what they are going through.
25th February – 3rd March
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Raising awareness about eating disorders, including the different types of eating disorders and the treatments available to combat them.
No Smoking Day
A day to encourage and support smokers to quit smoking.
World Sleep Day
Promoting issues related to sleep and aiming to reduce the problem of sleep disorders on society by encouraging prevention and management of sleep disorders.
Nutrition and Hydration Week
A global movement aiming to promote nutrition and hydration in quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings.
World Oral Health Day
Oral diseases are extremely common. This day aims to help reduce the prevalence of oral diseases.
Stress Awareness Month
Raising awareness of the causes and cures of stress.
Walk to Work Day
Reduce carbon emissions and add some healthy exercise to your day by walking to work.
World Health Day
Highlight a priority area of public health concern in the world.
On Your Feet Britain
Encouraging the people of Britain to sit less and stand more by following some simple challenges.
National Walking Month
Encouraging people to walk more often.
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.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Raising awareness of topics like stress, relationships, loneliness, sleep, alcohol and friendship, with the aim of promoting better mental health.
British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week
Celebrating healthy living by promoting eating and drinking healthily, and staying active.
Men’s Health Week
Raising awareness of male health issues and encouraging men to seek professional help for health problems.
A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to an individual who would not be able to cope without them. Carers week is a national campaign to raise awareness of the challenges that carers face.
National Clean Air Day
A chance for the whole country to come together and improve air quality through collective action.
Health Information Week
Promoting high quality information for patients.
Cycle To Work Day
The UK’s biggest cycling commuting event. Encouraging the people of Britain to cycle instead of drive to work, with over 2 million miles cycled since the event began.
Organ Donation Week
Encouraging people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor. Register and to tell others about their decision to do so.
Know Your Numbers Week
Blood pressure testing and awareness campaign. Encouraging adults to be aware of their blood pressure and to take steps towards ensuring this number is healthy.
World Suicide Prevention Day
With suicide being a leading cause of death across people of all ages across the entire world, World Suicide Prevention Day seeks to promote commitment and action to prevent suicide.
World Sepsis Day
Sepsis accounts for an estimated 8 million deaths worldwide each year, yet little is known about it. Knowledge of sepsis needs to be improved in order to stop many of these preventable deaths from happening.
National Eye Health Week
A week where healthcare professionals join forces to encourage people to get more regular sight tests and to generally act in ways that promote benefits to their vision, with hopes to avoid preventable sight loss.
National Fitness Day
Make the 25th of September the most active day of the year by participating in a range of activities from yoga to dance offs, with many more to choose from.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
All over the UK people host a coffee morning and donate the proceeds to Macmillian.
National Work Life Week
Opening the conversation about wellbeing at work and promoting a good work-life balance.
A national campaign encouraging people to give up smoking, offering support and advice for how to quit for good.
National Cholesterol Month
High cholesterol can cause serious health problems, such as heart attacks and strokes. National Cholesterol Month aims to raise awareness of these dangers while raising money for Heart UK.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Increasing awareness of the disease and raising money to go towards life-saving research.
Back Care Awareness Week
BackCare began when a clear lack of information on back care was identified. Since its beginnings, BackCare seek to support those who experience back pain by providing information, guidance, and advice.
World Mental Health Day
Raising awareness of mental health issues across the world.
International Infection Prevention Control Week
Increasing awareness of the need to keep patients safe from infection.
World Menopause Day
Raising awareness of the health issues women experience around the time of menopause.
Movember Men’s Health Awareness Month
Join the 5 million men who have grown moustaches in the month of November since 2003 to raise money for men’s health.
International Stress Awareness Week
Stress accounts for a significant proportion of sickness absence. It is in the best interests of both individuals and their employers to work out ways to prevent and manage stress.
Many people experience bullying and the Anti-Bullying Alliance want to tackle this.The theme for 2020 is ‘Respect’.
Alcohol Awareness Week
In the UK, one person dies every hour due to alcohol. Alcohol Awareness Week tries to get people thinking about the influence of alcohol in our lives, one that is often not positive.
25th November – 10th December
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence
Aimed at businesses to support them in taking action against domestic abuse by encouraging them to demonstrate their legal obligation to assess dynamic risk and support the health and safety of their employees.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day provides opportunity for us to unite in the fight against HIV, showing support for the more than 36 million people living with Aids across the world, and remembering those who have died of HIV or AIDS.