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Every June since 2008, people from across the UK have celebrated Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month. Through celebration, education and raising awareness, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month helps to tackle prejudice, challenge myths and to amplify the voices of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in wider society.

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Pride Month

1 June 2022

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Pride is celebrated in the month of June, as that was the month when the Stonewall riots took place.

The Stonewall riots were important protests that took place in 1969 in the US, that changed gay rights for a lot of people in America and around the world.

Pride is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and how in some places there's still work to be done.

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Volunteers' Week

1 June 2022 12:00am – 7 June 2022 11:55pm

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

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Bike Week

6 June 2022 – 12 June 2022

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

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Men's Health Week

13 June 2022 – 19 June 2022

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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.

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.

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World Blood Donor Day

14 June 2022

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

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World Blood Donor Day

14 June 2022

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

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Autistic Pride Day

18 June 2022

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

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Autistic Pride Day

18 June 2022

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

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week

20 June 2022 12:00am – 26 June 2022 11:55pm

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Around 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK each year. This event is designed to raise awareness.

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Learning Disability Week

20 June 2022 12:00am – 26 June 2022 11:55pm

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

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Windrush Day

22 June 2022

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First officially recognised as a day of celebration in 2017, Windrush Day takes place on 22 June each year to mark the anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948.

According to records, the ship was carrying 1,027 passengers, 802 of whom gave their last country of residence as somewhere in the Caribbean; additional documented countries of residence are India, Pakistan, Kenya and South Africa.

On this day we recognise and thank all those who arrived on Empire Windrush (known as the Windrush Generation), and their descendants, for the enormous contributions they made to Britain during its recovery from the Second World War and have continued to make ever since.

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Health & Safety Month

1 July 2022

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A month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of Health and Safety. Take advantage and brush up on your Health and Safety training.

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South Asian Heritage Month

18 July 2022 – 17 August 2022

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

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World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

1 August 2022 – 8 August 2022

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

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World Mental Health Day

10 September 2022

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

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World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2022

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Promoting worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

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World Sepsis Day

13 September 2022

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

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Allied Health Professions Day

14 September 2022

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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.

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World Patient Safety Day

17 September 2022

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Increasing public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spuring global solidarity and action to promote patient safety.

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International Week of the Deaf People

19 September 2022 12:00am – 25 September 2022 11:55pm

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

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National Eye Health Week

20 September 2022 – 26 September 2022

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

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Organ Donation Week

20 September 2022 12:00am – 26 September 2022 11:55pm

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

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Bi Visibility Day / Bisexuality Day

23 September 2022

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Celebrate Bisexuality Day is an annual holiday observed on September 23 to recognize and celebrate bisexual people, the bisexual community, and the history of bisexuality.

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International Day of Sign Languages

23 September 2022

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World's Biggest Coffee Morning

25 September 2022

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

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UK National Inclusion Week

26 September 2022 12:00am – 2 October 2022 11:55pm

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Designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms.

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National Fitness Day

27 September 2022

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Make this the most active day of the year.

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Black History Month

1 October 2022 – 31 October 2022

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

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 October 2022 – 31 October 2022

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

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Freedom to Speak Up Month

1 October 2022 – 31 October 2022

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

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Menopause Awareness Month

1 October 2022 – 31 October 2022

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

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National Cholesterol Month

1 October 2022 – 31 October 2022

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

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Stoptober & Sober October

1 October 2022 – 31 October 2022

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Stoptober

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

Sober October

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

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National Stress Awareness Day

2 October 2022

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

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Back Care Awareness Week

3 October 2022 – 7 October 2022

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

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World Mental Health Day

10 October 2022

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World Mental Health Day

10 October 2022

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Coming Out Day

11 October 2022

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

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Allied Health Professions Day

14 October 2022

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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.

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World Menopause Awareness Day

18 October 2022

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

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Diwali

24 October 2022 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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Diwali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. The festival usually lasts five days and is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika.

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Halloween

31 October 2022

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Halloween's origins can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, which was held on November 1 in contemporary calendars. It was believed that on that day, the souls of the dead returned to their homes, so people dressed in costumes and lit bonfires to ward off spirits.

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Movember - Men's Health Awareness Month

1 November 2022

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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.

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Disability History Month

18 November 2022

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22nd November - 22nd December

UKDHM adheres to the social model of disability in which the barriers of attitude, environment and organisation cause most of the disabilism we face. Such thinking did not exist in most of the past with individuals and their impairments held responsible for the disadvantage and worse. Disabled people experienced being seen as bewitched, evil or punished by God. Disabled people were often viewed as perpetual children incapable of adult relationships.

However, in this era of Universal Human Rights we can look back and reinterpret the mistreatment, resulting from our systematic oppression caused by negative attitudes, ignorance and barriers. Such an examination of the past allows us to recognise what must actively change for disabled people to achieve equality.

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International Men's Day

19 November 2022

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

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World Aids Day

1 December 2022

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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.

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National Grief Awareness Week

2 December 2022 12:00am – 8 December 2022 11:55pm

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To raise awareness of the impact of grief.

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

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Overseas NHS Workers Day

5 March 2023

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The Overseas NHS Workers Day 2023 is an action day in the United Kingdom and will take place on Mar 5, 2023.

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