National Awareness Days


There are loads of National Awareness days, weeks and months. This page will give you some information regarding just some of the topics and some helpful links.

There is a distinction to be made between national days and awareness days.  Usually awareness days are health related, and help raise awareness of cancers and illnesses, and also around these days charities collect money.  And we mustn’t forget all the international days that take place each year.  Their purpose is to raise awareness of important humanitarian, cultural, social and political issues around the world.

Awareness days are both serious and great fun.  They can be about supporting a charity and cover diverse subjects, World Aids Day, National Infertility Awareness Week and International Blood Cancer Awareness Month.  The fun side is, for example, a sponsored walk with your friends to raise money for your chosen charity.

Below is a list of just some of the National Awareness days, for a full list please visit the National Awareness website, the national awareness website will also let you know when and how to take part in these types of activities, as well as giving you some history regarding the event.



International Friendship Day, 7th August 2017

Friendship Day was first established in 1935 when the United States Congress dedicated the first Sunday of August every year as Friendship Day, and this year it takes place on 7 August … Read More

Left Handers Day 13th August

Don’t feel left out – Celebrate Left Handers Day!  Are you tired of trying to use gadgets and tools made for right handed people at home or in the office?   Then vent your frustration on, August 13th…Read More



Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning 30th September

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning – Since 1990, Macmillan Cancer Support have been organising a coffee morning to raise funds for the charity…..Read More

World Alzheimer’s Month

The fourth World Alzheimer’s Month takes place every September 2015 with awareness raising events taking place worldwide.  The theme this year is ‘Remember Me’…Read More


World Mental Health Day, 10th October

World Mental Health Day is a yearly event celebrated on 10 October around the world.

The day was created by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise public awareness of mental health issues.

It’s thought that around 154 million people around the world suffer from depression, so it’s likely that you or someone you know will be affected by mental illness during your lifetime.Read More

National Mentoring Day, 27th October

National Mentoring Day was launched to recognise the significant benefits of mentoring across the UK and takes place on 27 October each year.  The day was created and launched by Chelsey Baker, an award-winning mentor to encourage and celebrate mentoring in all its formsh…Read More


World Diabetes Day, 14th November

World Diabetes Day is observed on 14 November each year.  Between 2014 and 2016, ‘Health Living and Diabetes’ is the theme of World Diabetes Day.   Education and prevention is about knowing the warning signs and risks associated with diabetes, knowing who can help to manage and control diabetes and what to do if you are a sufferer……Read More

National Stress Awareness Day, 2nd November

The 18th National Stress Awareness Day, which is held to celebrate helping people to beat stress will take place on 2 November 2016.  The theme this year is “Workforce Wellness – Your Prime Investment”….Read More



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