NHS Health Campaigns

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There are a wide range of NHS Health Campaigns organised throughout the year. These are national campaigns which everyone should be aware of throughout the UK. If you want to help promote healthy lifestyle then find out about an NHS Health Campaign near you.

  • 1-31 January 2019. This is the time to try to make January a dry month. You should refrain from drinking alcohol for 31 days. This challenge is designed to raise the knowledge of the dangers of drinking alcohol. Click on the link to get resources for the workplace and additional information.
  • 7-13 January 2019. This is National Obesity Week. This week promote a healthy diet and healthy habits and tips for weight loss.
  • 21-27 January 2019. This is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Everyday there are 9 women in the UK alone are diagnosed with cancer and three women die every day. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer that affects women over the age of 35. Seventy-five percent of these cancer cases can be prevented with smear tests. One in four women do not go for this test that can save their life.
  • 1-28 February 2019. Raynaud’s month. Raynard Phenomenon affects 10 million people in the UK and can be painful. The small blood vessel in the extremities become over sensitive and causes the pain to come. This week highlights the research being done. This is the coldest month of the year so it is important to keep the extremities warm.
  • 4 February 2019. World Cancer Day. This day will help distribute important information about cancer. It is aimed to save millions of lives each year by getting treatment and living a healthy lifestyle.
  • 7 February 2019. Time to Talk Day. This is the time to talk about mental health. Too many people with mental conditions and issues feel alone and ashamed. This day is the chance for people to speak openly.
  • 18-24 February 2019. OCD week of action. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a clinically diagnosed condition. People experience negative or repetitive thoughts mixed with feelings of being in danger. This week is the time to fight back against OCD.
  • 25 February – 3 March 2019. Eating Disorder week. This week is held on all of the world and on a global level to help education people about the fats of these disorders. Information is given to help people with this condition and to support them in recovery.
  • 28 February 2019. Rare Disease Day. This day provides information on rare disease and the impact they have on the people suffering from them. Since 2008 this event has contributed to policies to help those suffering from rare disease. The 2018 campaign can provide more information about this day.
  • 1-31 March 2019. Ovarian Cancer Month. Everyday 11 women in the UK die from this form of cancer. This month aims to inform women of the importance to get tested and provide funding for additional research. Events from the 2018 event even can be found at Eve Appeal’s website.
  • 1-31 March 2019. Prostate Cancer Month. Eight men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer UK is the largest charity in the country to help men get treatment for prostate cancer. The public is asked to support the event and help provide support for additional research.
  • 11-17 March 2019. Nutrition and Hydration Week. This is a movement throughout the world to show that these are needed for basic care and to improve both healthcare and social care.
  • 11-17 March 2019. Brain Awareness Week. This week is aimed to promote research on the brain.
  • 13 March 2019. No Smoking Day. This day encourages smokers to quit smoking. They even have a nicotine replacement program at Sandwell and West.
  • 15 March 2019. World Sleep Day. This day promotes important information about sleep-related issues including medicines, educations, social, and the dangers of driving while sleep deprived. This will helps to give information about sleep deprivation.
  • 24 March 2019. World Tuberculosis Day. This day raises many social and economic issues related to TB and the global crisis of this disease. To get involved see the Stop TB website.
  • 26 March 2019. Epilepsy Purple Day. There are over 50 million people that have been diagnosed with epilepsy. People around the world are encouraged to wear purple to spread information on this condition. Visit the Young Epilepsy page to help with this effort.
  • 1-30 April 2019. Stress Month. Professionals in the healthcare field will work with public awareness campaigns to take on the modern epidemic relating to stress. They will also provide tips on how to reduce stressful activities and feelings in the workplace.
  • 1-30 April 2019. Bowel Cancer Month. The Bowel Cancer UK foundation has been aiming to improve the quality of life for people with bowel cancer for the past 26 years. They are looking to share information about this cancer and money for research.
  • 1-30 April. World Autism month. This month has a number of events to educate and increase understanding of people with autism all over the world.
  • 5 April- 2019. Walk to Work Day. This day encourages people to put down their keys and plan an alternative route to work. This will help reduce the emission of carbons into the air and will get your day off to a healthy start.
  • 7 April 2019. World Health Day. This day celebrates the opening of the World Health Organization in 1948. There are a number of themes that are related to concerns about health all over the world. The theme for 2018 was universal care coverage for everyone ,everywhere.
  • 10-16 April 2019 Parkinson’s Week. The World Parkinson’s Day will help spread word about this disease and will change attitudes about the disease.
  • 13 April 2019. International FND Day. This day is to educate people about the functional neurological disorder where a person experiences symptoms including weakness, sensory issues, movement conditions, and blackouts. A third of all people with neurological conditions have FND and this is the second most common conditions after migraines.
  • 16 April 2018. Pyjamas for PanCan. On this day you can wear your pyjamas to work to provide information about pancreatic cancer.
  • 17 April 2019. World Haemophilia Day. This day increase the knowledge as well as improve access to treatment for haemophilia.
  • 23-27 April 2019. Experience of Care Week . This is a global cause and NHS England will host the event this year. They are working with the Beryl Institute in the US to help improve the care for patients, their loved ones, and families. New advancement in patient care around the globe will also be featured here.
  • 23-27 April 2019. National Stop Snoring Week. This week will tell about the risks that snoring has and how it can be treated.
  • 23-29 April 2019. European Immunisation Week. This week promotes the use of immunizations for every child and how vaccinations are important.
  • 22-28 April 2019. Allergy Week. This week will provide information about all of the different allergy conditions from food to skin.
  • 22-28 April 2019 MS Week. Be Bold in Blue will help raise funds and provide information for MS suffers. There are a number of featured activities including wearing blue clothing, having a bake sale, and painting your nails blue.
  • 25 April 2019. World Malaria Day. This will help fundraise to help fight malaria.
  • 26 April 2019. On Your Feet Britain. This day encourages the people of Britain to engage in social activities and get moving. They are encouraged to turn their sitting time into standing time.
  • May 2019. National Epilepsy Week. This week will empower people and help educate them on how to control epilepsy by accessing improved treatments. Out of the 600,000 people in the UK with epilepsy 288,000 continue to have seizures. Getting involved in this week can make all of the difference.
  • NHS Campaign calendar.

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