Awareness Events

Anger Awareness Week

Thursday, December 1, 2016 to Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Raising awareness events throughout the UK. Visit the website for more details.


Thursday, December 1, 2016 to Saturday, December 31, 2016

Get sponsored to grow a beard in December - in doing so you will have raised both funds and awareness of the UK's 2nd biggest cancer killer.

Human Rights Day

Saturday, December 10, 2016 to Saturday, December 10, 2016

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. Visit the website for more information.

Dry January

Sunday, January 1, 2017 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Alcohol Concern’s Dry January is the annual campaign where we challenge people to give up alcohol for the 31 days of January.

World Braille Day

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Every year January 4th marks World Braille Day which commemorates the birth of Louis Braille.


Saturday, January 14, 2017 to Saturday, January 14, 2017

STIQ Day has been launched to get people thinking about their sexual health and encourage more people to get regular sexual health checks.  No one likes to think they’ve caught a sexually transmitted infection (STI) but without a test you just can’t be sure. Visit the website for more information.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Friday, January 20, 2017 to Saturday, January 28, 2017

Public knowledge and understanding of cervical cancer prevention, the causes of cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer and treatments is generally low. The week aims to help raise awareness of cervical cancer and how it can be prevented through a range of initiatives and awareness events throughout the UK.

World Leprosy Day

Sunday, January 29, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

National Bug Busting Day

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 to Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Many schools across the country take part in these events, and by synchronizing Bug Busting across the country you can help prevent head lice from circulating. Visit the website for more details.

Dignity Action Day

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dignity Action Day gives health and social care workers and members of the public an opportunity to take action in their place of work and communities to promote Dignity in Care by organising local events. To find out more and share the details of your event go to the website.