Awareness Events

World Mental Health Day

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 to Tuesday, October 10, 2017

World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year. Visit the website for more details.

World Arthritis Day 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Thursday, October 12, 2017

Each year World Arthritis Day focuses on a different aspect of living with a rheumatic disease. Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more information.

World Sight Day

Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Thursday, October 12, 2017

World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. It is an initiative of Vision 2020, the global campaign whose vision is to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020, led by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) of which the World Blind Union is a member. Visit the website for more details.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 

Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Saturday, October 14, 2017

A unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

Global Hand Washing Day

Sunday, October 15, 2017 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

National Adoption Week

Monday, October 16, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017

As in previous years, the need to find families for some of our most vulnerable children remains at the heart of this year’s event. It will also aim to encompass all aspects of adoption, to demystify and clarify the adoption process, reflect the challenges of adoptive parenting, share individual stories, showcase and signpost to best practice and invite anyone whose life or heart is touched by it to #SupportAdoption. Visit the website for more details.

Burns Prevention Day

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Prevention and good first aid are key to reducing the number of burns and scalds occurring each year, especially in children and the elderly. Visit the website for more information.

Wear it Pink

Friday, October 20, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017

Raising awareness events across the UK. Breast Cancer Campaign uses all wear it pink donations to fund innovative, world-class research throughout the UK and Ireland to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure. Visit the website for more details.

World Osteoporosis Day

Friday, October 20, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), marked on October 20 each year, is a campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. It aims to put bone, muscle and joint health on the global health agenda and reaches out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers and the public at large Visit the website for more details.

International Stammering Awareness Day 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017

Stammering associations, individuals and groups around the world organise events to mark the day and to raise awareness of stuttering. Visit the website for more details.

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