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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Statistics show that 1 in 3 people don't go to their cervical screening appointment due to embarrassment or fear. There's a lot of built-up stigma around the test, but it's one that's vitally important. According to the NHS, the early signs of ovarian cancer can be: a swollen […]

Burns Night

The 25th January is known nationally as Burns Night.   Known in medieval Celtic culture as a story teller, verse maker and composer, the word ‘Bard’ has become synonymous with the world’s greatest poets. However, few are as celebrated as Scotland’s own ‘National Bard’, Robert Burns, who we pay tribute to on 25 January each […]

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (#HMD) takes place on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.   Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of […]

National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week takes place every year and is a celebration of the power of sharing stories. Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills. In 2022, nearly 2 in […]

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day is an annual 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. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, […]

Mind – Time to Talk Day

The 2nd February is Time to Talk Day, which is about creating supportive communities with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. One in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. We want everyone to feel comfortable talking about mental health – whenever they like. Talking about mental health […]

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is held every year on the 4th of February, and it aims to raise international awareness concerning all types of cancer, those who suffer from it, and prevention and treatment. Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of […]

National Sickie Day

Statistically, in the UK, the first Monday in February is the day most likely for employees to call in sick – and has subsequently been coined ‘National Sickie Day.’ One of the reasons is the first payday since Christmas, “meaning people have been out celebrating all weekend with a particularly heavy one”. Since physical illness […]