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New Year, New You 2024 Campaign

February

Childrens Mental Health Week – 5th to 9th 

Children’s Mental Health Week is a mental health awareness week that empowers, equips and gives a voice to all children and young people in the UK. 

Take part in Children’s Mental Health Week!

Cancer Prevention Action Week – 19th to 25th

Cancer Prevention Action Week takes place in February every year and is your chance to make a healthy choice become a habit!  This is an annual campaign focusing on ways you can make a difference and reduce your cancer risk, as well as helping your friends and family too.

How to take part!

Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 26th February to 3rd March

Join ‘Beat Eating Disorders’ to learn and takeaway practical approaches related to AFRID.

How to get involved and get support

March

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Two thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer too late when the cancer is harder to treat. Every day in the UK, 11 women die. We won’t accept that – and we know that you won’t too. Not when survival rates in other countries are so much higher. And not when we can do something about it right now. Read more about what you can do

Young Carers Action Day – 13th

Young Carers Action Day, celebrated on Wednesday 13th March 2024, is an annual nationwide event organised by the Carers Trust and network partners like Action for Family Carers. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of young carers across the country.  Click here for more information

April

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a fantastic annual opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer and funds to support work.  To find out about fundraising ideas and useful information, including what symptoms to look out for, visit Bowel Cancer Awareness Month | Bowel Cancer UK

World Autism Acceptance Week – 2nd to 8th 

In 2024, everyone is invited to get as colourful as possible with their amazing fundraising. Join thousands of brilliant people in schools, workplaces and local communities to raise vital funds and help create a society that works for autistic people. 

Spectrum Colour Walks are coming to London, Birmingham and Leeds on Saturday 6 April 2024. You could even do your own Spectrum Walk in your local area. If walking is not for you, fundraise your own way!  For more information visit World Autism Acceptance Week 2024

World Parkinson’s Day – 11th

World Parkinson’s Day takes place on 11th April every year to raise awareness of Parkinson’s.  For Parkinson’s UK, World Parkinson’s Day is an opportunity to support the community. To raise their voices. To share their experiences of living with Parkinson’s. And to use our resources to back and amplify their ideas.  Visit World Parkinson’s Day | Parkinson’s UK (parkinsons.org.uk) for more information.

May

Mental Health Awareness Week – 13th to 19th 

Being active is important for our mental health. But so many of us struggle to get enough exercise. We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week we want to help people to find moments for movement in their daily routines. Going for a walk in your neighbourhood, putting on your favourite music and dancing around the living room, chair exercises when you’re watching television – it all counts!

Visit Mental Health Awareness Week | Mental Health Foundation for more information on how you, your school, or your organisation can get involved in this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. 

June

Carers Week – 10th to 16th

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. Carers Week is led by Carers UK with the support of a number of other charities. Visit Carers Week | Carers UK for more information

Mens Health Week – 12th to 18th 

This annual event is organised by the Men’s Health Forum and aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect men and encourage them to gain the courage to tackle their issues.

The theme this year is ‘men’s health and the internet’ – which emphasises the impact of technology and social media on mental health.  For more information visit Men’s Health Week (healthassured.org)

Diabetes Awareness Week – 12th to 18th 

Living with diabetes is no easy feat, whether it’s having to keep a constant eye on your blood sugar, being able to eat your favourite foods or remembering to take your daily amount of insulin. At times these things may seem habitual, while at other times they may be challenging, but each day you’re doing them and that’s something worth talking about.  Visit Diabetes UK for more information.

Learning Disability Week – 17th to 23rd 

Every year, during the third week of June, Mencap have Learning Disability Week. It is all about making sure the world hears what life is like if you have a learning disability.  Visit Learning Disability Week 2024 | Mencap for more information.

July

Alcohol Awareness Week – 1st to 17th

Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.  For more information visit About Alcohol Awareness Week | Alcohol Change UK