Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women worldwide. 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis. However, around 1 in 1000 men will also receive a breast cancer diagnosis. Not all breast cancers will be preventable, but there are a[…]

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Stoptober 2021

According the Gibraltar Public Health and Lifestyle Survey 2021, one in five adults currently smoke. Giving up smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health and it is never too late to quit. Stoptober is a 28-day stop smoking challenge – If you can make[…]

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World Autism Awareness Week; 29th March-4th April 2021

World Autism Awareness Week – a week dedicated to raising awareness of autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so that we can foster acceptance and promote understanding in the community. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours,[…]

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No Smoking Day – 10th March 2021

The second Wednesday in March marks No Smoking Day, an annual campaign that raises awareness about the health dangers associated with smoking, and the benefits of quitting smoking for good. Smoking is a leading factor in many causes of death and chronic disease, including cancer, respiratory and heart diseases. The[…]

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National Walking Month

National Walking Month encourages people to walk more throughout May and enjoy the benefits of being active. Initiatives that may be employed include Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week.

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International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 19 November to raise awareness regarding positive male role models, issues of gender equality, and the struggles men / boys may currently face. Home

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation following concerns regarding the growing number of global cases and the wider impact on health. This annual campaign aims to improve access to diabetes care and highlight the need for more action to prevent[…]

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World Menopause Day

This annual awareness day highlights the impact of menopause on daily living, and the support options available to improve female health and well-being. After menopause there is an increased risk of the development of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, cognitive decline, dementia and depression. This[…]

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Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness week, the Thursday of which marks dyslexia awareness day (7th), allows the opportunity to explore dyslexia. It highlights the need for diagnostic assessments, particularly in the school environment when it often remains undetected, and for targeted support. https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/support-us/awareness-events/dyslexia-awareness-week

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International Day of Older Persons

This yearly campaign highlights the importance of care and attention to the older generation; it emphasises the expanding contributions of older people in their families and stresses the importance of meeting their needs, rights and preferences. The number of older persons worldwide is set to increase by 56% by 2030,[…]

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