Health and wellbeing awareness days.

Alcohol Awareness Week

3-9 July 2023

A chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.

Alcohol Change

South Asian Heritage Month

18 July – 17 August

Aims to raise the profile and contribution of British South Asian history in the UK.

South Asian Heritage Month

World breastfeeding awareness week

1-7 August 2023

The global campaign that aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise action on breastfeeding and related issues.

World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Cycle to Work Day

6 August 2023

UK’s biggest cycle commuting event.

Cycle to Work Day

Urology Awareness Month


Raising awareness of urological diseases including prostate, bladder, kidney and male reproductive cancers and non-malignant conditions.

Urology Foundation


Know Your Numbers Week

4-10 September 2023

Encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain healthy blood pressure.

World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2023

Promoting worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

International Association of Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention

National Pensions Awareness Week

12-16 September 2023

A week for raising awareness on the importance of preparing and saving for retirement.

Pension Awareness Week

World Sepsis Day

13 September 2023

An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis.

World Sepsis Day

Infection control during COVID-19

National Pensions Awareness Day

15 September 2023

National pensions awareness day is a day for raising awareness of the importance of preparing and saving for retirement.

Pension Awareness Day

World Patient Safety Day

17 September 2023

Increasing public awareness and engagement, enhancing global understanding, and spurring global solidarity and action to promote patient safety.


International Week of the Deaf People

19-25 September 2023

An initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy.

World Federation of the Deaf

Organ Donation Week

18-24 September 2023

Encouraging people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register and encourage people to share their donation decision.

Organ Donation

National Eye Health Week

18-24 September 2023

Healthcare professionals joining forces to encourage more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.

Vision Matters

International Day of Sign Languages

23 September 2023

Celebrated annually across the world on 23 September every year along with International Week of the Deaf.

The UN

National Fitness Day

25 September 2023

Make this the most active day of the year.

National Fitness Day

UK National Inclusion Week

26 September – 2 October 2023

Designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms.

Inclusive Employers

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

29 September 2023

Support Macmillan by hosting your own coffee morning to raise awareness.


Back Care Awareness Week

TBC October 2023

Raise awareness of the problems back pain can cause, as well as prevention and treatments.

Back Care

Infection Prevention Control Week

TBC October 2023

Infection prevention control week is about raising awareness for the important role we all play in keeping patients safe from infection.

Infection Prevention Society

Infection control during COVID-19

Supporting our most vulnerable people

Speak Up Month


A national campaign to illustrate the part we all play in fostering a culture where people can speak up and be confident, they will be listened to.

National Guardian’s Office



Encouraging the nation’s smokers to make a quit attempt for the month of October and beyond.

Public Health England

Sober October


Get involved in Sober October by going alcohol-free in October to raise money for people with cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support

National Cholesterol Month


Devoted to raising funds for HEART UK and raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol.

Heart UK

Black History Month


A nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout the UK.

Black History Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


To raise awareness for the disease and to raise funds for research. Information and free resources to help you with local campaigns.

Breast Cancer Now

Long-term health conditions

Supporting our most vulnerable people

World Menopause Day

18 October 2023

Raising awareness for women who are feeling lost and going through Menopause and need support.

International Menopause Society

National Work Life Week

2-6 October 2023

For employers to show employees, and potential candidates your organisation has a flexible working culture and appreciates work-life balance.

Working Families

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2023

An opportunity to raise awareness and advocacy against mental health stigma.

World Mental Health Day

How managers can support workplace mental wellbeing

Mental health in the workplace


Coming Out Day

11 October 2023

An awareness day for LGBTQ+ people to celebrate being their authentic selves.

Bone and Joint Week

12-20 October 2023

Bone and Joint Week aims to help get people thinking about one of the most widespread and pressing health issues of our times – musculoskeletal health.

Bone and Joint Week

Allied Health Professions Day

14 October 2023

Allied health professions (AHPs) Day is an annual opportunity for the 14 professions in the AHP Community to come together in celebration, showcasing the impact they make in delivering high quality care.

AHPs Day

World Menopause Awareness Day

18 October 2023

Raising awareness for women who are feeling lost and going through Menopause and need support.

International Menopause Society

Menopause and the workplace

Menopause and the workplace webinar


UK Malnutrition Awareness Week

18-22 October 2023

Raise awareness and understanding of preventable malnutrition in local communities and with health and social care professionals.

Malnutrition Task Force

International Pronouns Day

19 October 2023

Seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.

Pronouns Day

International Stammering/stuttering Awareness Day

22 October 2023

Stammering associations, individuals and groups around the world organise events to raise awareness of stuttering.

International Stammering Awareness Day

International Stress Awareness Week

30 October – 3 November 2023

International Stress Awareness Week was founded to raise awareness about stress prevention. 2023’s theme is ‘Beyond Stress Management: From Stigma to Solutions’.

International Stress Awareness Week

National Stress Awareness Day

TBC November 2023

Raise awareness, publicity and profile of stress and its impact, and reduce stigma while promoting the importance of wellbeing and stress reduction.

National Stress Awareness Day

Self Care Week

TBC November 2023

Self Care Week is an annual UK-wide national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families and generations

Self Care Week

Movember – Men’s Health Awareness Month


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.

Movember UK

Mental health in the workplace

Trans Awareness Week

13-19 November 2023

This week helps raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.


Interfaith Week

13-20 November 2023

The aims of Inter Faith Week are to strengthen good inter-faith relations at all levels.

Interfaith Week

Anti-bullying Week

13-19 November 2023

Anti-Bullying Week is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA). The ABA is made up of anti-bullying organisations from all over the UK.

Anti-bullying Alliance

International Men’s Day

19 November 2023

Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys.

UK Men’s Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 November 2023

An annual observance to remember those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (GLAAD)

Disability History Month

16 November – 16 December 2023

A month of activity to raise awareness and support people with disabilities.

Disability History Month

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

25 November – 10 December 2023

A time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

16 Days of Action

Domestic violence

Domestic violence and abuse: supporting staff

National Grief Awareness Week

TBC December 2023

To raise awareness of the impact of grief.

The Good Grief Trust

International Day of People with Disabilities

TBC December 2023

Since 1992, the United Nations IDPD has been annually celebrated around the world.


World Aids Day

1 December 2023

An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

World Aids Day


#PurpleLightUp Day

3 December 2023

A global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.

Purple Space

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month


Ovarian cancer is a disease that can disrupt the normal function of the ovaries. If it’s left unchecked, it can affect other parts of the body too.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March 2023

On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws.


World Down Syndrome Day

21 March

Advocating for the rights of people with Down syndrome.

World Autism Acceptance Week

28 March – 3 April 2023

An opportunity to get involved in helping to create a society that supports autistic people.

National Autistic Society

International Transgender Day of Visibility

31 March 2023

Celebrating trans and non-binary people and aiming to raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans and non-binary people worldwide.

Stress Awareness Month


Increasing public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

Stress Management Society

Supporting our NHS people

Lesbian Visibility Day

26 April 2023

Recognises and celebrates the contributions of lesbians.

On Your Feet Britain

27 April 2023

Workers across Britain unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work.

Living Streets

National Walking Month


Encourages people to walk more throughout May.

Living Streets

National Conversation Week

TBC May 2023

National Conversation Week encourages people to take the time to speak to those around them.

National Conversation Week

Sun Awareness Week

1-7 May 2023

Get involved in raising awareness across the UK by ordering free posters and leaflets from the Sun Awareness range.

British Association of Dermatologists

Deaf Awareness Week

2-8 May 2023

The aim of Deaf Awareness Week is to raise awareness of hearing loss in the UK and its impact on people’s lives.

British Deaf Association

International Day of the Midwife

5 May 2023

A day to celebrate midwives and showcase key stories from your nursing workforce in your organisation.

International Confederation of Midwives

World Hand Hygiene Day

5 May 2023

Aiming to prevent healthcare-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control action.


Infection control during COVID-19 

Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Week

9-13 May 2023

A national platform for organisations to highlight their work to create a fairer and more inclusive NHS for patients and staff.

EQW 2021

National Day for Staff Networks

11 May 2023

The national day for staff networks aims to encourage collaboration, support aligned activity and further inspire the voice of network members.

National Day for Staff Networks

International Nurses Day

12 May 2023

A day to celebrate nurses and showcase key stories from your nursing workforce in your organisation.

International Council of Nurses

National Numeracy Day

13 May 2023

Led by National Numeracy, this day involves different activities and events to encourage everyone to build their confidence with numbers.

National Numeracy


Mental Health Awareness Week

15-21 May 2023

A UK event supported by the Mental Health Foundation. The aim is to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental health.

How managers can support workplace mental wellbeing

Mental health in the workplace

Learning at Work Week

16-22 May 2023

Celebrate lifelong learning at work, explore learning and build learning cultures everywhere!

Campaign for Learning

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17 May 2023

International events raising awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.

May 17

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

19 May 2023

To get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

International Human Resources Day

20 May 2023

An international day of recognition for all the hardworking HR and people professionals around the world.

International Human Resources Day

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

TBC June 2023

Around 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year.

Jo’s Trust

Long-term health conditions, NHS Employers

Supporting our most vulnerable people

Pride Month


Pride is a time for everyone to celebrate who they are, with Pride events held across the country.

Volunteers’ Week

1-7 June 2023

The NHS is supported by around 2 million volunteers every year and most NHS organisations celebrate their contribution during National Volunteers’ Week.

Volunteers’ Week

Bike Week

5-11 June 2023

Encouraging people to get out cycling and switch to cycling as the best way to get around.

Cycling Week

National Carers’ Week

5-11 June 2023

Raising awareness of caring by highlighting the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make.

Carers Week

BNF Healthy Eating Week

12-16 June 2023

Have 5 A Day; Drink plenty; Get active; and try something new.

British Nutrition Foundation

Men’s Health Week

12-18 June 2023

Led by the Men’s Health Forum to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage men and boys to seek professional advice for health-related problems.

Men’s Health Forum

Suicide prevention

Supporting our most vulnerable people

World Blood Donor Day

14 June 2023

Raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and thanking voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

Give Blood

National Clean Air Day

15 June 2023

A chance for the whole country to come together and improve air quality through collective action.

Clean Air Day

Autistic Pride Day

18 June 2023

Recognising the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.

Autistic Pride Day

Learning Disability Week

20-26 June 2023

Raising awareness about the issues that are important to people with a learning disability and their families and carers.


UK Windrush Day

22 June 2023

Marking the anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, near London, on 22 June 1948.

UK Windrush Day

Armed Forces Day

25 June 2023

To commemorate the service of men and women in the British Armed Forces.

Armed Forces Day