National health awareness campaigns

Throughout the year there are many health awareness campaigns which run for a day, week or month and all for good causes.

Below are a list of some of those that talkhealth supports. We are very aware that there are many that we have missed out, but we have tried to focus on those health conditions and topics that we cover within our individual health hubs. If there is a particular one that you would like us to support please do get in touch directly with us here.

There are a number of ways in which we support awareness campaigns:

  • a blog post by talkhealth
  • social media - twitter, pinterest and facebook
  • banners across relevent health pages
  • a specific twitter chat under our hashtag #talkhealth
  • newsletter article to members



Jan   Feb  
12-18 National Obesity Awareness Week month

Orchid Cancer UK – Prostate, Penile and Testicular cancer awareness month.


25-31 Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - led in the UK by Jo's Trust. For more information click here. 4 World Cancer Day
March   April  
month Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month - month Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
11 National No Smoking Day 7 World Health Day
26 Purple Day - Epilepsy awareness day. Click here for more information. 20-26 Allergy Awareness Week - Allergy UK
    24 World Meningitis Day
May   June  
month National Walking Month 15-21 Men's Health Week
4-10 Sun Awareness Week - BSF & ItTakes7 14 World Blood Donor Day
31 World No Tobacco Day    
July   Aug  
Sept   Oct  
    month National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    10 World Mental Health Day
Nov   Dec  
month Movember - Men's Health Awareness Month 1 World Aids Day