Life and Culture Events – November 2017

Stress Awareness Day – 1st November 

This event is great as a means of raising profile, achieving publicity for stress, and promoting the importance of wellbeing for individuals and organisations.

http://nationalstressawarenessday.co.uk/

World COPD Day – 15th November 

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs because your airways have been narrowed.

Living with COPD It makes it difficult for you to breathe, and you might find everyday tasks a real challenge.

https://www.blf.org.uk/copdday

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 

Raising pancreatic cancer awareness can be done as an individual or group all year long, but it is especially important during Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November.

https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/support-us/awareness-month/

National Novel Writing Month 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun approach to creative writing. 

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

https://nanowrimo.org/

Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

Mouth Cancer Action Month is a charity campaign which aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.

http://www.mouthcancer.org/

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness to encourage people displaying the common symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, breathlessness or unexplained weight-loss, to visit their GP. During the month, many people throughout the country and the world come together for the lung cancer community.

Mens Health Awareness Month – Movember 

Each year, Movember is 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, specifically prostate cancer.

https://uk.movember.com/

Self Care Week – 13 – 19 November 

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

This year’s theme is engaging and empowering people and the strapline is Embracing Self Care for Life.

http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week/

Remembrance Sunday 

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 12 November 2017, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/how-we-remember/

Alcohol Awareness Week 13-19 November 

It is estimated that the cost of alcohol on society is in excess of £21 billion. The aim of Alcohol Awareness Week is to get people to think about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

https://www.alcoholconcern.org.uk/alcohol-awareness-week

Anti-Bullying Week – 13 – 17 November 

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week

World Diabetes Day 

World Diabetes Day, on the 14th November every year. It has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event which increases awareness about diabetes.

http://www.diabetes.co.uk/World-Diabetes Day.html

Kindness Day 

Kindness Day is a nationally recognised day for the celebration of kindness in society and day to day life. Individual acts of kindness are encouraged on this day annually.

http://kindnessuk.com/world_kindness_day_kindness_day_uk.php

Carers Rights Day – Friday 24th November 

Each year we hold Carers Rights Day to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. If you are caring for someone at the moment and would like to find out more about your rights and how to get help

http://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/carers-rights-day?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8bHcn6ed1wIVSSrTCh2H9wT5EAAYASAAEgJh1_D_BwE

Action against Domestic Violence – 25th November 

  • Violence against women is a human rights violation.
  • Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women.
  • Violence against women impacts on, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty eradication, combating HIV/AIDS, and peace and security.
  • Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential.
  • Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic.

http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/

Road Safety Week – 20 – 26 November 

The theme this year is  Speed Down Save Lives for Road Safety Week 2017.

We can all play our part in raising awareness about the dangers of driving too fast and this year’s campaign will focus on:

  • speed causes deaths and serious injuries on our roads
  • rural roads are not race tracks
  • 20mph is the only safe speed in heavily built-up areas used by pedestrians and cyclists
  • going slow = stopping in time
  • speed is scary and noisy. It stops communities being enjoyable places for children and families to walk, talk and play
  • speed cameras work. They save lives.
  • Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) is an important development that is likely to be fitted to all vehicles in the future

http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/