Whole month of February

Fizz Free February

Could you and your family give up fizzy drinks for February? Taking part in Fizz Free February is a great way to reduce your sugar intake by cutting out fizzy drinks. It can also help you on your way to drinking less sugary drinks for the rest of the year.

Find out more on the Fizz Free February web page of Sugar Smart

Raynaud’s Awareness Month

A month to help increase awareness and understanding of Raynaud’s Disease and why it is important that everyone knows the signs and symptoms of a condition that affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body – usually the fingers and toes.

Find out more on the Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK website.

LGBT History Month

An exciting, informative and celebratory month, to educate out prejudice and make LGBT+ people visible in all their rich diversity.

Find out more on the LGBT+ history month website.

Fortnights

24 Feb – 8 March

Fairtrade Fortnight

Join Fairtrade in their annual fortnight when they bring the fight for change to the masses. They’ll be continuing to focus on cocoa, the special role women farmers play in the journey to living incomes, and sharing new stories and tools to get more people choosing Fairtrade chocolate.

Find out more on the Fairtrade website

Weeks

3-9 February

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

An annual week dedicated to bringing together organisations and communities across the UK to raise awareness and campaign against sexual violence, using the hashtag #ItsnotOK

Find out more on the dedicated website

Sign2Sing Week

Sign2sing is a fundraising and awareness event organised by SignHealth. Schools, businesses, choirs and community groups learn a specially written song with signs. Between 3 and 9 February they’ll be performing the song and fundraising to help vulnerable deaf children and adults.

Find out more on the Sign2Sing website.

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus is the term for the sensation of hearing a sound in the absence of any external sound and this awareness week is an opportunity to showcase research that is currently going on across the UK.

Learn more on the British Tinnitus Association website.

Children’s Mental Health Week

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Find your Brave’. From assembly guides and class activities, to top tips for pupils and parents, free resources are available to help children and young people to explore what it means to ‘Find your Brave’.

Find out more on the Children’s Mental Health Week website.

10 – 16 February

Student Volunteering Week

This week celebrates the benefits of student volunteering, which include improvements in student wellbeing, development of students’ employability and a way of contributing positively to the wider and local community life.

Find our more on the Student Volunteering Network website

 

Days

1 February

Dignity Action Day

An opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services.

Find out more on the Dignity in Care website.

4 February

World Cancer Day

A day that unites people, communities and entire countries to raise awareness and take action. Show your support for life-saving research by wearing your Unity Band from Cancer Research.

Find out more on the Cancer Research website.

7 February

Wear Red Day

Support the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and help children and adults born with congenital heart disease by wearing something red on February 7 2020.

NSPCC Number Day 2020

Join thousands of schools for a mega maths-inspired fundraising day and raise money for the NSPCC.

11 February

Safer Internet Day

Taking place each February to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology, especially among children and young people. Safer Internet Day aims to create both a safer and a better internet, where everyone is empowered to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This annual assembly brings together stakeholders from high-level government officials, representatives of international organisations, foundations, private sector, civil society as well as women in science experts from around the world.

Find out more on the Women in Science Day website.

17 February

Random Act of Kindness Day

Celebrated on February 17 every year, Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day where everyone has the opportunity to do something nice for a complete stranger, a family member or a co-worker. This can be something as simple as paying for the person behind you as you wait in line or doing some other act of kindness for your fellow man or woman.