Awareness Events

Stoptober

Sunday, October 1, 2017 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017

‘Stoptober’ is a campaign from NHS Smokefree which will encourage smokers across England to stop smoking for 28 days during October. If smokers can stay smokefree for this time, they are five times more likely to stop for good. During Stoptober, there will be lots of support to help people on their quitting journey including a Stoptober pack, a text support service and an even an app for real-time support. Local NHS Stop Smoking Services and a number of partners will also be providing support.

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Monday, October 2, 2017 to Sunday, October 8, 2017

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

National Work Life Week

Monday, October 2, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017

The annual week which aims to highlight the importance of work-life balance for employers and employees alike.

Bipolar Awareness Day

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The aim of Bipolar Awareness Day is to raise awareness and understanding of bipolar and its prevalence in the UK.

Dyspraxia Awareness Week

Sunday, October 8, 2017 to Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Dyspraxia Foundation is calling on families to be alert to the early signs of the condition in their awareness week campaign.

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Monday, October 9, 2017 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

Promote awareness and understanding of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss among health and social care workers and the community at large. Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

National Libraries Week

Monday, October 9, 2017 to Saturday, October 14, 2017

National Libraries Week is devoted to all libraries. A nation-wide celebration of libraries, librarians and library staff in all sectors.

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.

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