Here are the awareness events and commemorations for the middle of November. We have opted to give 2 weeks at a time, to keep things interesting, and we have enough space to include the rest of the news for the sector.

11-15 November

Anti Bullying Week

Starting with Odd Socks Day, this year’s Anti-Bullying Week theme is United Against Bullying. “Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference.”

Find out more, and get hold of resources to support anti-bullying initiatives locally on the website.

16-22 November

Road Safety Week

This year focussing on driver education ‘No need to speed’ is the slogan. Join the campaign for safer roads, for those who walk and cycle, and support those affected by car crashes.

Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week this year has the theme Alcohol and mental health. It’s a week of awareness-raising, campaigning for change, and more.

13 November

World Kindness Day – Random Acts of Kindness

This year, so may have been kind throughout the year, and so many of us need a little extra kindness in our lives at the moment. Take this opportunity to perform a random act of kindness for another person, or sign the pledge for Kindness Day.

14 November

World Diabetes Day

In 2020, the World Diabetes Day campaign focuses on promoting the role of nurses in the prevention and management of diabetes. Learn more about the theme and key messages and view the resources available. Resources also available on the Diabetes UK website.

19 November

International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. We highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being. The theme this year is “Better health for men and boys.”

Whole of November

A quick reminder for the events covering the whole of November.

Movember: Men’s Health Awareness Month

How’s your moustache coming along? Global fundraising events to make a difference in mens’ mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Veg Pledge 2020

keep up the awareness around going vegetarian or vegan for one month to raise money for life-saving cancer research.

Three types of cancer

Fundraising for research, and awareness raising for those affected by three different types of cancer, this month:
Mouth Cancer Action Month (with particular focus on 13 November)
Lung Cancer Awareness Month (with World COPD Day on the 21st)
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month (with particular focus on 19 November)