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National Walking Month

National Walking Month takes place every May, providing the perfect opportunity to step into the great outdoors and embrace the joys of walking. Unlike some awareness days, this event remains fixed in the calendar, giving you ample time to plan your walking adventures each year.

Action On Stroke Month

Action on Stroke Month takes place every May, marking a crucial time to raise awareness and support those affected by stroke. Unlike some awareness months, this event remains steadfast in the calendar, providing a consistent opportunity to educate and empower individuals about stroke prevention and recovery.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month takes place every May, dedicating a month-long focus to raising awareness about the importance of sun safety and early detection of skin cancer. Unlike some health awareness months, this crucial campaign remains a fixture in the calendar, providing an annual opportunity to educate and empower individuals to take proactive steps to protect their skin.

Event Series Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month illuminates the month of May, dedicating time to prioritising and celebrating the gift of sight. Unlike some health awareness months, this occasion remains steadfast in the calendar, providing an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of eye health and vision care.

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month emerges every May, dedicating a month to raising awareness about bladder cancer and supporting those affected by this disease. Unlike some themed months, this critical campaign remains a consistent fixture, providing an annual platform to educate individuals about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with bladder cancer.

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness Week runs from May 12th to May 18th this year, a pivotal time to spotlight the challenges and importance of understanding and supporting individuals with food allergies. Unlike static dates, Food Allergy Awareness Week shifts annually, falling on these dates to coincide with heightened advocacy and education efforts surrounding food allergies.

National Weaning Week

National Weaning Week is set to take place from May 13th to May 17th this year, dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers as they navigate the exciting journey of introducing solid foods to their little ones. Unlike fixed-date observances, National Weaning Week moves annually, aligning with these dates to provide guidance, resources, and encouragement during this important milestone.

Coeliac Awareness Week

Coeliac Awareness Week is scheduled from May 13th to May 19th this year, dedicated to raising awareness about coeliac disease and advocating for those who live with gluten intolerance. Unlike fixed-date celebrations, Coeliac Awareness Week moves with the calendar, falling on these dates each year. It's a crucial time to educate, support, and empower individuals affected by this autoimmune condition.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 13th to May 19th this year, serving as a crucial reminder to prioritise mental well-being and support those navigating mental health challenges. Unlike static dates, Mental Health Awareness Week shifts annually, falling on these dates to shine a spotlight on the importance of mental health advocacy, education, and support.

Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week takes place from May 13th to May 19th this year, shining a light on dementia and mobilising action to support those affected by the condition. Unlike fixed-date observances, Dementia Action Week moves annually, landing on these dates to raise awareness and drive positive change.

National Smile Month

National Smile Month is set to brighten our days from May 13th to June 13th this year, spreading joy and promoting good oral health habits. Unlike static dates, National Smile Month moves annually, encompassing this period to remind us all of the power of a smile.

World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day takes place on 17th May each year, uniting global efforts to raise awareness about hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, and its impact on public health. This annual observance provides a consistent opportunity to educate individuals and communities about the importance of prevention, detection, and management of hypertension.

World IBD Day (Crohn’s Disease)

World IBD Day takes centre stage on May 19th this year, rallying support and raising awareness for those affected by inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Unlike static dates, World IBD Day moves annually, landing on May 19th to shine a spotlight on the challenges faced by individuals living with IBD.

World Meditation Day

World Meditation Day transcends on 21st May, inviting people from every corner of the globe to pause, breathe, and connect with their inner peace. This day serves as a gentle reminder to slow down, reflect, and embrace the transformative power of meditation. Unlike some observances, World Meditation Day graces our calendars on the same day every year, so prepare to embark on a journey of mindfulness and self-discovery.

National Sunscreen Day

National Sunscreen Day takes place on 27th May every year, reminding us to stay sun-safe as we step into the brighter days of summer. This annual event provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of sun protection and skin care. Whether you're hitting the beach, going for a hike, or simply enjoying a leisurely stroll in the sun, it's crucial to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.

World Digestive Health Day

World Digestive Health Day arrives on the 29th of May each year, serving as a pivotal moment to shine a spotlight on the importance of digestive health. Unlike some other awareness days, World Digestive Health Day maintains a fixed date, providing an annual opportunity to raise awareness, educate, and promote digestive wellness worldwide.

World MS Day

World MS Day, a global moment of solidarity and support for those affected by multiple sclerosis, shines brightly on the 30th of May each year, rallying individuals, communities, and organisations to raise awareness and take action against this complex neurological condition. Whether you're living with MS, caring for someone who is, or simply want to show your support, this day is an opportunity to unite in the fight for a world free from MS.

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day, a global call to action against tobacco use, ignites on the 31st of May each year, rallying individuals and communities to join the fight for a smoke-free world. Whether you're a former smoker, a current tobacco user looking to quit, or a staunch advocate for public health, this day is a crucial reminder of the dangers of tobacco and the urgent need for action.

Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer Survivors Day takes place on the first Sunday in June each year, providing a heartfelt occasion to honour and celebrate the resilience of cancer survivors. While the specific date may vary annually, Cancer Survivors Day consistently falls on the first Sunday of June, offering a meaningful opportunity for survivors, their families, and communities to come together in solidarity and support.

Growing for Wellbeing Week

Growing for Wellbeing Week takes place from the first Monday in June each year, offering a dedicated time to promote the mental and physical health benefits of gardening and outdoor activities. This enriching week varies slightly from year to year depending on the calendar, but it consistently begins on the first Monday of June, providing an annual opportunity for individuals and communities to connect with nature and nurture their well-being.

Tourettes Syndrome Day

Tourettes Syndrome Day takes place on 7th June each year, raising awareness and understanding of Tourette Syndrome. This annual event is observed on the same date every year, focusing on education, support, and advocacy for individuals affected by this neurological condition.

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