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Campaign Listings Guide
As well as all the Public Health campaigns we run throughout the year, we will be showcasing a number of national awareness days to run alongside our programme. Please check out below the list of campaigns and their dates.
1 - 31st
National Walking Month
National Walking Month encourages people to walk more throughout May. Initiatives include, Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week.
1 - 31st
Action on Stroke Month
"Make May Purple" is the Stroke Associations action on stroke awareness month, taking place every May.
1 - 31st
National Osteoporosis Month
May is National Osteoporosis Month! A healthy diet, one rich in fruits and vegetables and calcium and vitamin D, as well as weight-bearing and muscle strengthening exercise, are critical elements in building Peak Bone Mass and maintaining bone strength throughout our lives.
3 - 9th
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.
10 - 16th
Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week is 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.
World Hypertension Day
The WHD was first inaugurated in May 2005 and has become an annual event ever since. The purpose of the WHD is to promote public awareness of hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic.
World IBD Day
Uniting people worldwide in their fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases
World Digestive Health Day
Every 29th May, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), in collaboration with the WGO Foundation (WGOF), celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) and initiates a yearlong, worldwide, public health campaign through more than 110 WGO Member Societies which reach over 50,000 individuals worldwide, WGO Training Centers, Regional Affiliate Associations and other WGO global partners
7 - 13th
An annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
14 - 20th
Men's Health Week
One man in five dies before the age of 65. Together we can change that.
14 - 20th
BNF Healthy Eating Week
British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week. Have Breakfast; Have 5 A Day; Drink plenty; Get active; and try something new.
14 - 20th
Cervical Screening Awareness Week
Cervical screening prevents 75% of cervical cancers from developing yet one in four women don’t attend. Cervical Cancer Awareness week aims to make it easier for every eligible woman and person with a cervix to attend cervical screening.
14 - 20th
An annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar, as it's a time when supporters are brought together to raise awareness of the condition and the vital funds required for future work.
22 - 28th
Breathe Easy Week
Annual awareness event focusing on lung healt ran by the British Lung Foundation.
The Big Listen Every six seconds, somebody contacts Samaritans. Ten times a minute they help someone turn their life around
World Hepatitis Day
Worldwide, 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis unaware. Without finding the undiagnosed and linking them to care, millions will continue to suffer, and lives will be lost. World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, calls on people from across the world to take action, raise awareness and join in the quest to find the “missing millions”.
1 - 7th
World Breastfeeding Week
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.
Cycle to Work Day
The UK’s biggest cycle commuting event. Every year since 2012 thousands of enthusiastic riders hit the streets to celebrate everyday cycling.
1 - 30th
Urology Awareness Month
Organised by The Urology Foundation, this month aims to raise awareness of urological disease as well as raise money so we can fund vital research and training into these diseases.
Migraine Awareness Week
Migraine is the third most common disease in the world, with an estimated global prevalence of one in seven people. 9 - 15th Know Your Numbers Week Know your Numbers! is Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign. It encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. The sponsoring organisation, International Association for Suicide Prevention, the co-sponsor WHO and other partners, advocate for the prevention of suicidal behaviour, provision of adequate treatment and follow-up care for people who attempted suicide, as well as responsible reporting of suicides in the media.
National Fitness Day
A chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping us raise awareness of its importance in helping us lead healthier and active lifestyles.
1 - 31st
An annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure
1 - 31st
HEART UK's National Cholesterol Month
Raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol and raising funds to support our life-saving work. 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. Get involved! Enter The Great Cholesterol Climb and see how many of Britain’s tallest buildings you can climb virtually. By doing so, you will be helping to improve your own heart health, whilst raising money to support our valuable work. Further information email
5 - 11th
In 2020, we will be putting aside 5-11 October to explore dyslexia creates – looking at the at the power of dyslexia to create ideas, organisations and society and the invaluable contribution this makes to the UK.
5 - 9th
For nearly 50 years BackCare has been dedicated to educating the public throughout the UK and wider further afield in ways of preventing and alleviating back pain. The charity aims to significantly reduce the burden of back & neck pain by providing information, guidance and advice to all people and organisations those affected by such pain.
Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health.
12 - 16th
National Work Life Week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.
The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
The International Menopause Society is marking the day by publishing a report encouraging women to “have a health audit – and take action at the time of the menopause to avoid chronic diseases in later life.” Actions taken at the time of the menopause can avoid chronic diseases in later life, according to a report on women’s health marking International Menopause Day.
We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.
Led by the International Diabetes Federation, WDD 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 a chronic condition.
11 - 17th
Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.
COPD is also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It's 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's a progressive condition, which means there is no cure.
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s 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. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day.
"On this International Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to work together for a better world that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable for everyone, where the rights of people with disabilities are fully realized." — António Guterres, UN Secretary-General