Health Awareness Events

Drowning Prevention Week – 16-26 2017

The campaign raises awareness of how to be safe in, on or near water. Our aim is to prevent drowning through education, and to help people enjoy water safely.


Learning Disability Week – 19-25 June 2017

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week – 19-25 June 2017

A week dedicated solely to raising awareness of RA, a disease that 690,000 people across the UK live with.


World Sickle Cell Day – 19 June 2017

Awareness events around the world. Visit the website for more details.


National Myeloma Awareness Week – 21-27 June 2017

The Week focuses on raising awareness of myeloma in the political, medical and media communities as well as raising awareness through fundraising.


Deafblind Awareness Week – 24-30 June 2017

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.


World Scleroderma Day – 29 June 2017

Scleroderma organisations across the globe are celebrating World Scleroderma Day in a variety of ways. Visit the website for more details.


Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness month – 1-31 July 2017

Raising awareness of the healthy lifestyle choices people can make to help reduce their risk of developing cancer. We hope to help people improve and maintain good health through better awareness, physical activity and healthy eating.


International Group B Strep Awareness month – 1-31 July 2017

Increasing awareness and prevention of group B strep (GBS) disease in babies before birth through early infancy by providing downloadable materials and resources for parents, medical professionals, and students. Group B Strep is a leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in newborns worldwide and is up to 90% preventable with proper testing and treatment. Testing is so important since approximately 10%-25% of pregnant women carry GBS and about half of infections occur in mothers who have no risk factors.


Health Information week – 3-9 July 2017

Health Information Week is an annual campaign to improve access to health information. Staff from local authorities, public libraries, NHS, voluntary sector, independent information and advice centres have all been working together to make their health resources more available to the public. In most areas your local libraries and information centres will have extra health information available, leaflets for you to take away or sessions to show you how to use the computer to find good quality health information. Look out for posters in your area or visit your local library to find out more.


Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week – 3-9 July 2017

The more sarcoma aware we are as a nation, the more we can empower people to get any lump checked out with their GP, and promptly.  A poll of the general public run in 2015 informed us that 53% of people have not heard of sarcoma and only 26% knew it was a cancer. We need to amplify sarcoma awareness and we need your help. Visit the website for more details.


24/7 Samaritans Awareness Day – 24 July 2017

To raise awareness of Samaritans 24-hour service across the UK. Visit the website for more details.


World Hepatitis Day – 28 July 2017

For people with hepatitis C to give advice and knowledge about living with this illness and to spread the word on World Hepatitis Day.