Awareness Events

Bipolar Awareness Day

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Saturday, October 8, 2016

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.

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016

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.

Dyspraxia Awareness Week

Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

World Mental Health Day

Monday, October 10, 2016 to Monday, October 10, 2016

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 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 to Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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 13, 2016 to Thursday, October 13, 2016

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.

ADHD Awareness Week

Friday, October 14, 2016 to Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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

Global Hand Washing Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016

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

National Adoption Week

Monday, October 17, 2016 to Sunday, October 23, 2016

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.

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