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May 2019

World Asthma Day

May 7

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. The first World Asthma Day, in 1998, was celebrated in more than 35 countries in conjunction with the first World Asthma Meeting held in Barcelona, Spain. Participation has increased with each World Asthma Day held since then, and the day has become one of the world’s most important asthma awareness and education events.

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World Lupus Day

May 10

May 10th is a dedicated World Lupus Day. Lupus is a serious life-altering and fatal disease that requires in-depth understanding and support for the affected persons. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the unaffected and those affected to join hands and get involved in doing whatever it takes to fight this unpredictable and commonly misunderstood disease.

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Coeliac Awareness Week

May 13 - May 19

Starting on the 13th of May, through to the 19th of May 2019, is Coeliac UK Awareness Week. The aim of this week is to raise as much awareness for coeliac disease as possible, and to inform the community of what coeliac disease is and how it affects those around us that suffer from it.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 13 - May 19

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week we will be publishing new research, considering some of the reasons why our body image can impact the way that we feel, campaigning for change and publishing practical tools.

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National Meditation Day

May 15

People who are suffering from the stressing and strains of everyday life should make sure that they take the chance to unwind by joining World Meditation Day 2019. The latest instalment of this annual event is scheduled for May 15th and people from all around the world will be gathering together to take part in group meditation sessions. Many people recommend meditating for at least twenty minutes each day to help clear the mind and promote good mental health. One of…

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Dementia Action Week 2019

May 20 - May 26

Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia. But too many people living with dementia report feeling cut off from their community, losing their friendships and facing dementia alone. Having dementia shouldn’t mean an isolated life. And it doesn’t have to. Simple actions from us all can create supportive communities - where people living with the condition can continue to socialise with others, hop on the bus, go to their favourite shops or take part in local activities for as…

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 21

Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, recognizing the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.”

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World Hunger Day

May 28

World Hunger Day is an initiative by The Hunger Project. Started in 2011, it aims to celebrate sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. This year, the day will highlight the importance of fostering self-reliance, upholding principles of human dignity and recognising that every human is inherently creative, resourceful, responsible and productive. Decades of systematic marginalisation have kept people from making lasting changes in their communities. A holistic development approach — one that includes peace-building, social harmony, human rights and good…

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June 2019

Child Safety Week 2019

June 3 - June 9

Child Safety Week is run by Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented. We provide a range of resources to help practitioners run local activities and events and promote safety messages in a fun and engaging way. This years’ Child Safety Week runs from Monday 3rd June to Sunday 9th June 2019. The theme is Family life today: where’s the risk? It highlights the new dangers facing families today from our modern lifestyles and offers simple…

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World Environment Day

June 5

A Platform for Action World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. The People's Day Above all, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be…

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World Oceans Day

June 8

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June!

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Diabetes Week

June 10 - June 16

Diabetes Week takes place annually in the second week of June. This year it runs from 10 to 16 June. The theme is yet to be revealed. A nationwide event, it will see a massive range of community events, challenges, races and walks and much more. The week also often features an array of celebrities who take part in activities designed to influence fundraising.

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