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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World Vegetarian Day

The benefits of eating vegetarian meals remain widely unrecognised. World Vegetarian Day provides the opportunity to increase awareness and have non-vegetarians also enjoy the benefits. The consumption of red and processed meats is linked to increased risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and premature death; whilst vegetarian diets are associated with[…]

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World Well-Being Week

This week provides the opportunity for participation worldwide, to promote an awareness of the wide-ranging aspects that influence our well-being; including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental factors. http://www.wellbeingworld.je

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World Down Syndrome Day

This global awareness day has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. It allows the opportunity to raise awareness of Down Syndrome and push for equality in rights. The calendar date was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down[…]

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World Sleep Day

The World Sleep Society use this awareness day to highlight the importance of sleep in achieving an optimal quality of life and improving global health. Read more: https://worldsleepday.org/

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International Day of People with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a day for all to reflect a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than one billion people (about 15% of the world’s population) experience some form of disability; and almost everyone[…]

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Dry January

Alcohol is linked with more than 60 health conditions, including liver disease, high blood pressure, depression, seven types of cancer; it is also the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability.  A month alcohol-free has a lot of benefits: research published in the British Medical Journal in 2018, found[…]

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