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1st - 30thWorld Alzheimer's Month

1st - 30thSecondhand September

3rdEveryWoman Day

1st - 30thChildhood Cancer Awareness Month

1st - 30thOrganic September

10thWorld Suicide Prevention Day

5thInternational Day of Charity

5th - 11thKnow Your Numbers! Week

8thInternational Literacy Day

13thRoald Dahl Story Day

19th - 25thJeans for Genes Day

16th - 25thGreat British Beach Clean

5th - 12thMigraine Awareness Week

19th - 25thOrgan Donation Week

18th - 24thAdult Learners' Week

Click on each of the awareness days in the calendar to learn more. Each page contains:

  • A video
  • A link to further information
  • A game or activity

Snippets link to a printable Awareness Day Reflection worksheet.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In the UK and Ireland, around five children are diagnosed with cancer each week.Childhood Cancer Awareness Month highlights supporting children with cancer and their families.Learn more here:

Learn more about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by watching this clip from Cancer Research UK:

Why not get involved and support this worthy cause with a fundraising event? Learn more here:

Plan a fundraiser for yourself

Organic September

Organic September raises awareness of the benefits of organic farming for our climate, nature, and our health.What are the advantages of eating organic produce? How can we live sustainably?Learn more about Organic September here:

This clip outlines the top reasons to go organic this September:

Test your knowledge of organic food by trying this quiz:

Secondhand September

Oxfam started Secondhand September in 2019 to inspire people to shop in a way that is kinder to people and the planet.To learn more about it, click here:

This clip of an advertising campaign from Oxfam highlights the great fashion that can be found second-hand:

Try this fun quiz from Buzzfeed to work out what your true fashion style is:

Adult Learners' Week

Adult Learners' Week encourages adults to embrace lifelong learning; highlighting the benefits of it, and celebrating achievements that have transformed learners' lives.Learn more about it here:

What are the benefits of being a lifelong learner?Watch this Ted Talk to find out:

Embrace lifelong learning by considering studying another course at ACT:

World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer's Month raises awareness of the condition and seeks to support families following a dementia diagnosis.Discover more here:

Learn more about how hospital staff support patients with Alzheimer's by watching this short clip:

Test your knowledge of brain health with this quiz from Alzheimer's Research UK:

EveryWoman Day

EveryWoman Day is a project created to raise awareness and share experiences about women's health, so that other women can benefit.Learn more about it:

What does women's health mean to you?A group of women share their thoughts in this clip:

How much do you know about women's health around the world?Try this quiz to find out:

International Day of Charity

The UN International Day of Charity encourages people to understand how charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises around the world.Learn more here:

This clip explains more about the day and Mother Teresa's influence:

Test your knowledge of charity logos in the UK with this fun trivia quiz:

Know Your Numbers! Week

Know Your Numbers! Week is the UK's biggest blood pressure test awareness event and aims to reach those who have high blood pressure and don't know it.Learn more about it:

Learn more about high blood pressure by watching this informative clip:

Try this quiz from Web MD to discover your 'hypertension IQ':

Migraine Awareness Week

An estimated 1 in 7 people get migraines often.Despite being recognised as one of the most disabling lifetime conditions, awareness and understanding of migraines is low.Learn more from the NHS site:

This clip featuring an NHS doctor informs us of the triggers and symptoms of a migraine:

Learn to distinguish the symptoms of different types of headaches with this quiz:

International Literacy Day

UNESCO International Literacy Day run celebrations that are held around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.Learn more about it:

This clip explains more about the purpose of International Literacy Day, and reveals some interesting statistics about literacy worldwide:

Put your knowledge of international literacy to the test with this quiz from non-profit organisation SIL Interational:

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day aims to start the conversation about suicide prevention and to show that mental health support is available.Learn more here:

Learn more about how to reach out for support and how to support others by watching this clip:

Support is available from the charity Mind:

Trigger Warning

Did you know that author Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff?Roald Dahl Day is an annual celebration where people dress up as one of his famous characters to raise money for Roald Dahl's Marvelous Children's Charity which provides specialist nurses for seriously ill children.Learn more here:

This clip outlines Roald Dahl's interesting life in just one minute:

How well do you know Roald Dahl's books?Try this quiz to find out:

Great British Beach Clean

Every September thousands of people across the UK head to the coast to take part in the Great British Beach Clean.Learn more about how to take part:

This clip from the Marine Conservation Society shows the successful Great British Beach Clean Results 2022:

How does plastic pollution affect the environment?Test your knowledge with this quiz:

Organ Donation Week

Organ Donation Week helps to raise awareness and encourage people to confirm their decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register.Learn more here:

Learn why it's important to have a conversation with your family about organ donation by watching Jim's Story:

Trigger Warning

This NHS Organ Donation form allows you to register your decision:

Jeans for Genes Day encourages people to wear jeans and donate money to support families in the UK affected by life-altering genetic conditions.Learn more about it:

Watch Ryan's Story to learn more about his genetic condition Cystic Fibrosis:

Test your knowledge of DNA, Genes and Chromosomes with this quiz from BBC Bitesize: