NHS Health Campaign Calendar 2024

May

Mental Health Awareness Week - 13th to 19th 

Being active is important for our mental health. But so many of us struggle to get enough exercise. We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week we want to help people to find moments for movement in their daily routines. Going for a walk in your neighbourhood, putting on your favourite music and dancing around the living room, chair exercises when you’re watching television – it all counts!

Visit Mental Health Awareness Week | Mental Health Foundation for more information on how you, your school, or your organisation can get involved in this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. 

June

Carers Week - 10th to 16th

Carers week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers Week is led by Carers UK with the support of a number of other charities. Visit Carers Week | Carers UK for more information

Mens Health Week - 12th to 18th 

This annual event is organised by the Men’s Health Forum and aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect men and encourage them to gain the courage to tackle their issues.

The theme this year is ‘men's health and the internet’ – which emphasises the impact of technology and social media on mental health.  For more information visit Men’s Health Week (healthassured.org)

Diabetes Awareness Week - 12th to 18th 

Living with diabetes is no easy feat, whether it’s having to keep a constant eye on your blood sugar, being able to eat your favourite foods or remembering to take your daily amount of insulin. At times these things may seem habitual, while at other times they may be challenging, but each day you’re doing them and that’s something worth talking about.  Visit Diabetes UK for more information.

Learning Disability Week - 17th to 23rd 

Every year, during the third week of June, Mencap have Learning Disability Week. It is all about making sure the world hears what life is like if you have a learning disability.  Visit Learning Disability Week 2024 | Mencap for more information.

July

Alcohol Awareness Week - 1st to 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.  For more information visit About Alcohol Awareness Week | Alcohol Change UK

 

September

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Blood Cancer Awareness month.  Raising awareness of blood cancer, its signs and symptoms and its impact, will help to improve early diagnosis, encourage policymakers to prioritise the disease, as well as help everyone with blood cancer feel connected and heard.  Visit Blood Cancer UK | We're here to beat blood cancer

World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th 

Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.  Visit Samaritans for more information.