January's Health Awareness Events

Dry January

Monday 1 January 2018 to Wednesday 31 January 2018

Alcohol Concern’s Dry January is the annual campaign where we challenge people to give up alcohol for the 31 days of January.  https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigns/dry-january/

World Braille Day

Thursday 4 January 2018

Every year January 4th marks World Braille Day which commemorates the birth of Louis Braille. http://www.worldblindunion.org/

STIQ Day

Sunday 14 January 2018

STIQ Day has been launched to get people thinking about their sexual health and encourage more people to get regular sexual health checks.  No one likes to think they’ve caught a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but without a test you just can’t be sure. Visit the website for more information.  http://www.stiq.co.uk

World Leprosy Day: Saturday 27 January 2018 

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details. http://www.lepra.org.uk/

National Bug Busting Day: Wednesday 31 January 2018 

Many schools across the country take part in these events, and by synchronizing Bug Busting across the country you can help prevent head lice from circulating. Visit the website for more details. http://www.chc.org/homedir/whatisbugbusting.cfm