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Key dates of local and national activities and campaigns, taking place throughout the year.

March 2024
Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

26 February - 3 March 2024

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024 | 26 February - 3 March 2024 YOU ASKED. WE LISTENED. This year we are shining a light on a health condition that we know doesn't always get the attention it deserves: ARFID. ARFID stands for avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and is a largely unknown and misunderstood eating disorder. ARFID can have serious consequences for health if left untreated.

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World Book Day

World Book Day

7 March 2024

We promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Our Impact 2023 reveals the effect World Book Day can have on the lives of children across the UK. Our Strategy 2023 – 2027 sets out how we intend to encourage even more children, from all backgrounds, to develop a life-long habit of reading for pleasure, and benefit from the improved life chances this brings them.

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Nutrition and Hydration Week

Nutrition and Hydration Week

11-17 March 2024

Reinforce, focus and energise: Nutrition and Hydration Week is an annual event with a shared objective to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. Find out more at: N&H Week | Nutrition and Hydration Week

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Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week

11-17 March 2024

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness and support about the progress and benefits of brain research. It's a week-long celebration organised by the Dana Alliance in mid-March every year. Brain Awareness Week began in 1996. The goal was to educate people on brain research, the importance of research and the hope for treatments, preventions and possible cures for brain diseases. This event is a great opportunity to discuss the topic of the brain with your class. We're sure you've got a brainy bunch, so educate them all about the amazing world of brains with our collection of resources here; we've got plenty of fun activities too, all ready to be incorporated into your Brain Awareness Week lesson plans.

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British Science Week

British Science Week

1 - 17 March 2024

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will place between 8 - 17 March 2024! The theme for 2024’s packs and poster competition is ‘Time’, and the packs provide fun and engaging ways to introduce this theme to the children. The free taster packs for British Science Week 2024, which will take place between 8 to 17 March 2024, are available to download now! We offer a taster Early Years pack, Primary pack and Secondary pack. Each pack, created with the support of UK Research and Innovation and 3M, includes a wide range of fun, hands-on activities, and loads of useful information for planning your events for the Week.

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June 2024
National Walking Month 2022

National Walking Month 2022

1-31 May 2024

Plan your own sponsored walk in the great outdoors and raise money for life saving heart research.

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National Smile Month

National Smile Month

13 May - 13 June 2024

National Smile Month is run by the Oral Health Foundation its a is a long running and high profile campaign that is held throughout the United Kingdom to raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene.

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British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week

British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Eating Week

10 - 14 June 2024

BNF Healthy Eating Week celebrates and promotes healthy eating, as well as food provenance, cooking and being active. The British Nutrition Foundation's Healthy Eating Week 2024 will be taking place from 10-14 June 2024. Sign up for BNF News, or follow us on twitter, to be the first to hear when registration opens! In the meantime, why not take a look below at our recipes, and the school competition winners, from last year's week?

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Carers Week

Carers Week

10-16 June 2024

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.

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July 2024
LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month

June 2024

The theme of LGBT History Month 2024 is 'medicine', highlighting the work and lives of historical LGBT+ people who worked in medicine, including healthcare.

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September 2024
Know Your Numbers Week

Know Your Numbers Week

9-15 September 2024

Blood Pressure UK's flagship blood pressure testing and awareness campaign encourages adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain healthy blood pressure.

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November 2024
Stoptober

Stoptober

1-31 October 2023

Stoptober is a campaign running throughout October which encourages people to stop smoking.

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National Cholesterol Month

National Cholesterol Month

1-31 October 2024

National Cholesterol Month is devoted to raising funds for Heart UK and raising awareness about the dangers of high cholesterol.

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International Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week

4 - 8 November 2024

International Stress Awareness Week aims to develop a greater understanding of stress and offer individuals and organisations access to proven coping strategies and sources of help. In 2024, ISMA’s 50th anniversary year, International Stress Awareness Week will be between 4 – 8 November. Details of events being held will appear on this page – keep watching

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National Work Life Week

National Work Life Week

7-11 October 2024

National Work Life Week aims to get both employers and their employees talking about wellbeing at work and work life balance. National Work Life Week is Working Families’ annual campaign to get both employers and employees talking about wellbeing at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.

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Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

18- 24 November 2024

Sign up for Road Safety Week 2024 Be the first to find out what's happening and how you can get involved. Every year, thousands of schools, organisations and communities get involved to shout out for our right to make safe and healthy journeys every day.

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December 2024
Movember Men's Health Awareness Month

Movember Men's Health Awareness Month

1-30 November 2024

Each year, Movember is responsible for thousands of moustaches on men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.

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