As usual, a new month brings a rash of awareness-raising occasions and commemorations. If any of these ring a bell with your organisation, or are relevant to your user-group, then get on board, to shout louder, or access resources.
Whole month of September
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
An annual international awareness month to raise support, funding and awareness of childhood cancers and the impact for sufferers and families of sufferers of childhood cancer.
See the CCLG website for details.
Urology Awareness Month
Throughout the month, teams of experts and patients aim to increase public awareness of all urological cancers, diseases and conditions that affect the kidney, bladder, prostate and male reproductive organs.
See the Urology Foundation website for details.
Organic September – Soil Association
A month-long campaign designed to encourage more people to try organic as a way to promote and educate people about organic food & farming practices
See the Soil Association website for information.
Vascular Disease Awareness – Circulation Foundation
The Circulation Foundation uses this month to highlight and promote awareness for vascular disease to the general public, so that everyone understands how important their work is.
See the Circulation Foundation website for details.
Bowel Cancer UK Walk Together
An annual sponsored five mile walk to bring people together to show support for those undergoing treatment, remember loved ones and help stop people dying of bowel cancer
See the Bowel Cancer UK website for details of walks near you.
Sugar Smart September – Sustain
A UK-wide Sugar Smart September Challenge where individuals and families are encouraged to take on sugar reduction challenges, such as sticking to the maximum daily sugar limit or cutting out added sugar entirely.
Find out more on the Sugar Smart September website.
2 – 8 September
Organ Donation Week – NHS Blood and Transport
A week of activity to shine a light on the generosity of donors and the incredible impact they have on transplant recipients, and an opportunity to educate, inform and inspire people, to help save and improve more lives
Find out more on the NHS Organ Donation website.
9 – 15 September
Blood Pressure UK – Know your numbers
2019’s Know your numbers week is all about knowing your blood pressure numbers to live a long and healthy life
Find out YOUR numbers on the Blood Pressure UK website.
13 – 22 September
Heritage Open Days
Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences for free.
See the Heritage Open Days website for details.
16 – 22 September
Sexual Health Week
The theme this year will be making sexual health inclusive.
See the Brook website for resources and details.
3 September – Every Woman Day
Every Woman Day is all about shining a light into dark places, to improve the health and wellbeing of millions of everyday women who do extraordinary things every day to manage the pain, indignity and challenges of a reproductive health condition.
See the Everyday Woman website to find out more.
5 September – UN – International Day of Charity
10 September – Samaritans: World Suicide Prevention Day 2019
Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.
Find out more on the Samaritans website.
21 September – World Alzheimer’s Day
In 2019, Alzheimer’s Society want to make sure that everyone affected by dementia knows that they are here for them.
More details are available on the Alzheimer’s UK website.
27 September – Macmillan Cancer Support – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
Gather your fellow tea drinkers and cake munchers and sign up today to host your Coffee Morning. Every penny raised helps us be right there for people living with cancer.
Find everything you need to organise yours on the Macmillan website.
27 September – FSC Friday – Forest Stewardship Council
An annual event designed to raise awareness about responsible forest management- the best way to keep using forest products and keep our forests too.
See the Forestry Stewardship Council website for details.