Awareness

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.

Action for Brain Injury Week

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

ABI Week is a chance to celebrate the vital and often unsung work of Headway's Groups and Branches across the UK, while at the same time raising awareness of brain injury and its devastating effects. Visit the website for more details.

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.

M.E. Awareness Week

Sunday, May 7, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness Week

Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Sunday, May 14, 2017

The week aims to look for anyone who can spare time to help raise awareness of cleft lip and palate, as well as much-needed funds for CLAPA. Awareness Week is a chance to spread the word and educate the general public about a condition that still does not get enough publicity. Three babies are born every day with a cleft - with your help we can be there for every one of them and their families.

Save Lives: Clean your hands

Friday, May 5, 2017 to Friday, May 5, 2017

A WHO Patient Safety Initiative. Register your support at http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/register/en/index.html

International Day of the Midwife

Friday, May 5, 2017 to Friday, May 5, 2017

The aim of the day is to celebrate midwifery and to bring awareness of the importance of midwives' work to as many people as possible. This is done in many different ways according to what works best in each country.

World Asthma Day

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 to Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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

Viral Meningitis Week

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Launched by UK charity, the Meningitis Trust, this annual event, aims to improve vital awareness of viral meningitis and its true impact, after a recent survey showed that 97% of its victims are left with debilitating after-effects.

The Meningitis Trust has a number of free services that are tailored to victims of viral meningitis, including funding complementary therapies, counselling, one-to-one support and home visits. Services can be accessed via the charity’s free 24-hour nurse-led helpline on 0808 80 10 388 or www.meningitis-trust.org/support. Visit the website too for a viral meningitis factsheet, including signs and symptoms, and a summary of the survey findings.

National Thrombosis Week

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

National Thrombosis Week has become a focus week for many NHS trusts and public organisations to hold awareness and fundraising events. Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

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