October2017

World Stroke Day, 29th October 2017

World Stroke Day is part of a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of strokes and  how to prevent them. The World Stroke Organization stress that 1 in every 6 people suffer from strokes, and 90% of all strokes are linked to 10 key risk factors:

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World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2017

World Mental Health Day is recognized on 10 October every year, with a relevant theme set to highlight global concerns; this year the World Federation for Mental Health have focused on ‘mental health in the workplace’.

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International Older Persons Day, 14th October 2017

This yearly campaign highlights the importance of care and attention to the older generation; it emphasizes the expanding contributions of older people in their families and stresses the importance of meeting their needs, rights and preferences.

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World Vegetarian Day, 1st October 2017

The Conscious Eating collaboration, formed by the Health Promotion department, the Ministry of Environment and the Alameda Wildlife park, are uniting to celebrate World Vegetarian Day. The benefits of eating vegetarian meals remain widely unknown; this day provides the opportunity to increase awareness and have non-vegetarians also enjoy the benefits.

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