NHS Health Campaign Calendar 2024


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.


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. 


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.


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



Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Blood Cancer Awareness month.  Raising awareness of blood cancer, its signs and symptoms and its impact, will help to improve early diagnosis, encourage policymakers to prioritise the disease, as well as help everyone with blood cancer feel connected and heard.  Visit Blood Cancer UK | We're here to beat blood cancer

World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th 

Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.  Visit Samaritans for more information.