Awareness Days

Awareness days / weeks / months do what they say on the tin. Raise awareness!

Addressing these topics as an organisation shows how much you care and provides a powerful way to kick start a conversation.

Of course these subjects should not only be spoken about and focused on purely when its an awareness day.

We have some suggestions for talks relating to awareness days that our experts are particularly knowledgeable about and that really speak to us.

Click on the month below and then there is a link to outlines for different talks.

If you have other ideas or something very specific in mind to mark an awareness day, we are always open to creating more bespoke content.

January

Blue Monday – 17 January

Starting the Year with Purpose Matters

February

Time to Talk Day – 3 February

Rethink Mental illness

Mental Health Matters: Adults

Children’s Mental Health Week

Emotions Matter

Mental Health Matters: Children

Mental Health – Parent’s Fortitude Matters

Safer Internet Day

Technology Matters

International Mother Language Day

Bilingual Matters

March

Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 28 Feb – 6 March

Eating disorders affect 1 in 50 people in the UK.  Recovery is possible but we must be aware of the warning signs that may have nothing to do with a person’s weight or appearance.  https://edaw.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

 Eating Matters

World Book Day: 3 March

2022 is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day – with the message for all children ‘you are  a reader’  https://www.worldbookday.com

‘Reading Matters’ was the first talk we ever delivered to a corporate audience back in 2001. We have 2 very popular webinars addressing how to instil in children a love of books, for 0-6 and 7-11 year olds.

Reading Matters: 0-6

Reading Matters: 7-11

International Women’s Day: 8 March

Mother’s Day: 27 March

The 2022 theme for IWD is ‘Break the Bias’.  We see this as the perfect opportunity to explore how bias shows up and what to do when we discover it in ourselves or others.

Breaking Unconscious Gender Bias in Parenting Matters

Neurodiversity Celebration Week: 14-19 March

15% of students in the UK have a learning difference (an overly conservative statistic) and in the US it is 1 in 5.  There is a lot of stigma and misconception about learning differences. https://www.neurodiversity-celebration-week.com/

We have many talks relating to this topic but here are just 2 options to start with.

Neurodivergence Matters: Adults

Neurodiversity Matters: Children

National Single Parents Day: 21 March

A day to show gratitude and appreciation for single parents.  Raising children is an epic task, made even more challenging when you have no one to share the responsibility with.

Single Parents Matter

World Maths Day: 23 March

This is one of the world’s largest global educational events, to get students excited and enthusiastic about learning maths.

Our talk addresses how parents can support their children’s numeracy and create a fun, non-pressurised learning environment at home, to complement how numeracy is taught in school.

Numeracy Matters

Transgender Day of Visibility: 31 March

An opportunity to celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

The perfect time to offer our popular talk about how to be an authentic ally whether that is relating to sexuality, gender, race or ethnicity.

Allies Matter: Adults

Allies Matter: Children

 

April

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Matters: Adults

Stress Matters: Children

World Autism Month

It is so important to raise awareness and understand how autism affects those who live with and the people around them.

Autism Matters: Adults

Autism Matters: Kids

World Health Day – 7 April

A day dedicated to promoting the importance of good health and wellbeing

Self-Care Matters

Wellbeing for the Neurodivergent Brain Matters

National Siblings Day – 10 April

An opportunity to celebrate sibling relationships

Sibling Matters

Siblings of Neurodivergent People Matter

May

World Maternal Mental Health Week: 3-9 May

A campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and after pregnancy.

Perinatal Mental Health Matters

Mental Health Awareness Week: 9-15 May

An opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.

Mental Health Matters: Adults

Mental Health Matters: Children

International Day of Families: 15 May

Raising awareness around the different kinds of struggles that may impact the basic family structure anywhere in the world.

Blended Families Matter

National Children’s Day: 16 May

Highlighting the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.

Understanding Yourself & Your Child Matters

National Numeracy Day: 18 May

Numeracy Matters

World Day for Cultural Diversity: 21 May

United Nations–sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues.

Diversity Matters

Learning at Work Week: 16-22 May

https://www.campaign-for-learning.org.uk/pages/news/category/learning-at-work-week

Promoting more learning, continual learning, a stimulation of curiosity and greater engagement of employees in a learning culture

Learning Matters: Children

Engagement Matters

June

Global Day of Parents: 1 June

Recognising the vital role played by both mothers and fathers in caring for and teaching their children.

Parenting Matters

National Carers Week: 7-10 June

Carers Thriving Matters

New to Caring Matters

Sandwich Carers Matter

Carers Rights Matter

Learning Disability Week: 20-26 June

Neurodiversity Matters

Neurodivergence at Work Matters

Neurodiveristy in Children Matters

World Wellbeing Week: 16-22 May 

Wellbeing Matters

Father’s Day: 19

Dads Matter

Pride Month: 1-30 June

Pride Matters

Allies Matter -LGBTQIA+

July

August

Grief Awareness Day: 30 August

Grief & Loss Matters

September

International Day of Charity: 5 September

Raising awareness and give a platform to charity activities around the world for charitable, individuals and volunteer organisations at local, national and international levels.

Giving & Gratitude Matters

International Literacy Day: 8 September

Reading Matters 0-6

Reading Matters 7-11

Writing Matters

National Step Family Day: 16 September

Helping stepfamilies, otherwise known as “blended families,” cope with the challenges involved in a shifting family paradigm.

Blended Families Matter

International Week of Happiness at Work: 19-25 September

Promoting happiness at work and how to make it a priority

Happiness Matters

Sexual Health Week: 24 September – 1 October

Consent Matters

October

Menopause Awareness Month

World Menopause Day: 18 October

Raising awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.

Menopause Matters

Black History Month

National Grandparents’ Day: 2 October

Grandparents Matter

Dyslexia Awareness Week: 5-11 October

World Dyslexia Day: 6 October

Dyslexia Matters: Adults

Dyslexia Matters: Kids

Baby Loss Awareness Week: 9-14 October

Pregnancy Loss Matters

World Mental Health Day: 10 October

Mental Health Matters: Adults

Mental Health Matters: Children

National Work Life Week: 10-14 October

Boundaries Matter

Dyspraxia Awareness Week: 10-16 October

Dyspraxia Matters: adults

Dyspraxia Matters: kids

National Coming Out Day: 11 October

Pride Matters

ADHD Awareness Month

ADHD Matters: Adults

ADHD Matters: Kids

November

Purple Tuesday: 2 November

International Stress Awareness Week: 7-11 November

Aiming to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.

Stress Matters

World Kindness Day: 13 November

Celebrating the ways in which people can make the world a better place by being kind.

Kindness Matters

Anti-Bullying Week: 14-18 November

Aiming to raise awareness of bullying & highlighting ways of prevention.

Bullying Matters

International Day for Tolerance: 16 November

The goal of this day is to get educational institutions and the general public to see tolerance as a staple of society.

Allies Matter

Diversity Matters

International Men’s Day: 19 November

Dads Matter

Raising Boys Matters

World Children’s Day: 20 November

Understanding Yourself & Your Child

Carers Rights Day: 25 November

Carers Rights

December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December

Hidden Disabilities Matter

National Grief Awareness Week: 5-9 December

Grief & Loss Matters