Awareness Events

Arthritis Care Awareness Week

Monday, May 8, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

Coeliac Awareness Week

Monday, May 8, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017

Members of Coeliac UK campaign nationally to raise awareness of the disease with the theme of The Gluten-free Challenge.

Dying Matters Week

Monday, May 8, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017

Health professionals are being encouraged to think about death and end of life care. The coalition's role is to support changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday, May 8, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017

Each year the Mental Health Foundation uses this week in the calendar to work with people and organisations across the UK to help raise awareness of important public mental health issues which are often neglected. Previous years have seen innovative campaigns raising awareness of topics such as ‘Fear and Anxiety’, ‘Loneliness’ and ‘Sleep.’

Sun Awareness Week

Monday, May 8, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017

Eight out of ten people are failing to adequately apply sunscreen before going out in the sun, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week. Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

World Ovarian Cancer Day

Monday, May 8, 2017 to Monday, May 8, 2017

Ovarian cancer organisations from around the world are uniting to help their local communities learn about ovarian cancer and its symptoms. For women living with the disease, and their families and friends, World Ovarian Cancer Day will build a sense of solidarity in the fight against the disease.

World Lupus Day 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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

International Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Friday, May 12, 2017 to Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12th has been designated as International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND). Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

International Nurses Day

Friday, May 12, 2017 to Friday, May 12, 2017

From the moment a new life begins, to saying goodbye to a loved one, and all the stages in between, the RCN wants to celebrate the remarkable difference nursing makes. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

National Epilepsy Week

Sunday, May 14, 2017 to Saturday, May 20, 2017

Awareness-raising events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

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