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NHS Health Campaigns 2020

January 2020

1st-31st January
Dry January
Giving up alcohol for the month of January is a way
of encouraging long lasting healthy drinking habits
and reaping the benefits associated with reducing
alcohol intake.


February 2020

4th February
World Cancer Day
People across the world participate in World Cancer Day,
with the aim of raising awareness and inspiring action to
reduce the risk of cancer.

7th February
Time To Talk Day
1 in 4 people experience mental health problems, but
many of these people do not feel able to speak up about
it. Time To Talk Day aims to reduce the mental health
stigma by encouraging people to be open about what they
are going through.

25th February - 3rd March
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Raising awareness about eating disorders, including the
different types of eating disorders and the treatments
available to combat them.


March 2020

13th March
No Smoking Day
A day to encourage and support smokers to quit smoking.

13th March
World Sleep Day
Promoting issues related to sleep and aiming to reduce
the problem of sleep disorders on society by encouraging
prevention and management of sleep disorders.

16th-22nd March
Nutrition and Hydration Week
A global movement aiming to promote nutrition and 
hydration in quality care, experience and safety improvement
in health and social care settings.

20th March
World Oral Health Day
Oral diseases are extremely common. This day aims to help
reduce the prevalence of oral diseases.


April 2020

1st-30th April
Stress Awareness Month
Raising awareness of the causes and
cures of stress.

5th April
Walk to Work Day
Reduce carbon emissions and add some healthy
exercise to your day by walking to work.

7th April
World Health Day
Highlight a priority area of public health
concern in the world.

24th April
On Your Feet Britain
Encouraging the people of Britain to sit less and
stand more by following some simple challenges.


May 2020

1st-31st May
National Walking Month
Encouraging people to walk more often.

5th May
Global Hand Hygiene Day
Prevention and control, including hand hygiene,
is critical to achieve universal health coverage.

6th-14th May
Sun Awareness Week
Highlighting the importance of looking after your
skin in the sun.

18th-24th May
Mental Health Awareness Week
Raising awareness of topics like stress, relationships, loneliness,
sleep, alcohol and friendship, with the aim of promoting
better mental health.


June 2020

10th-14th June
British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week
Celebrating healthy living by promoting eating and
drinking healthily, and staying active.

10th-16th June
Men's Health Week
Raising awareness of male health issues and encouraging
men to seek professional help for health problems.

10th-16th June
Carers Week
A carer is anyone who provides unpaid support to an individual
who would not be able to cope without them. Carers week is a
national campaign to raise awareness of the challenges
that carers face.

20th June
National Clean Air Day
A chance for the whole country to come together and
improve air quality through collective action.


August 2020

8th August
Cycle To Work Day
The UK's biggest cycling commuting event. Encouraging
the people of Britain to cycle instead of drive to work, with
over 2 million miles cycled since the event began.


September 2020

2nd-8th September
Organ Donation Week
Encouraging people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor
Register and to tell others about their decision to do so.

9th-15th September
Know Your Numbers Week
Blood pressure testing and awareness campaign. Encouraging
adults to be aware of their blood pressure and to take steps
towards ensuring this number is healthy.

10th September
World Suicide Prevention Day
With suicide being a leading cause of death across people of
all ages across the entire world, World Suicide Prevention Day
seeks to promote commitment and action to prevent suicide.

13th September
World Sepsis Day
Sepsis accounts for an estimated 8 million deaths worldwide
each year, yet little is known about it. Knowledge of sepsis
needs to be improved in order to stop many of these preventable
deaths from happening.

23rd-29th September
National Eye Health Week
A week where healthcare professionals join forces to encourage
people to get more regular sight tests and to generally act in
ways that promote benefits to their vision, with hopes to avoid
preventable sight loss.

25th September
National Fitness Day
Make the 25th of September the most active day of the
year by participating in a range of activities from yoga to 
dance offs, with many more to choose from.

27th September
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
All over the UK people host a coffee morning and donate
the proceeds to Macmillian.


October 2020

1st-5th October
National Work Life Week
Opening the conversation about wellbeing at work and
promoting a good work-life balance.

1st-28th October
A national campaign encouraging people to give up
smoking, offering support and advice for how to quit
for good.

1st-31st October
National Cholesterol Month
High cholesterol can cause serious health problems,
such as heart attacks and strokes. National Cholesterol
Month aims to raise awareness of these dangers while raising
money for Heart UK.

1st-31st October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Increasing awareness of the disease and raising money to
go towards life-saving research.

8th-12th October
Back Care Awareness Week
BackCare began when a clear lack of information on
back care was identified. Since it's beginnings, BackCare
seek to support those who experience back pain by providing
information, guidance, and advice.

10th October
World Mental Health Day
Raising awareness of mental health issues across the world.

14th-20th October
International Infection Prevention Control Week
Increasing awareness of the need to keep patients
safe from infection.

18th October
World Menopause Day
Raising awareness of the health issues women experience
around the time of menopause.


November 2020

1st-30th November
Movember Men's Health Awareness Month
Join the 5 million men who have grown moustaches in the month of
November since 2003 to raise money for men's health.

4th-8th November
International Stress Awareness Week
Stress accounts for a significant proportion of sickness absence. It is
in the best interests of both individuals and their employers to work
out ways to prevent and manage stress.

12th-16th November
Anti-Bullying Week
Many people experience bullying and the Anti-Bullying Alliance
want to tackle this.The theme for 2020 is 'Respect'.

11th-17th November
Alcohol Awareness Week
In the UK, one person dies every hour due to alcohol. Alcohol
Awareness Week tries to get people thinking about the influence
of alcohol in our lives, one that is often not positive.


November/December 2020

25th November - 10th December
16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence
Aimed at businesses to support them in taking action against
domestic abuse by encouraging them to demonstrate their legal
obligation to assess dynamic risk and support the health and safety
of their employees.


December 2020

1st December
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day provides opportunity for us to unite in the
fight against HIV, showing support for the more than 36
million people living with Aids across the world, and remembering
those who have died of HIV or AIDS.

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