May Awareness Month 2021

Preview to the topic

Sharing our story and trying to help to spread awareness was one of the main reasons we started our Blog.

Throughout our journey we have dealt with many different situations, we have learnt many new things (most of which have been self-taught as part of our experiences) and this is why the topics covered in our blog are quite broad….

Please see May Awareness Month 2021 which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. Maternal Mental Health Month
  3. Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2021
  4. National Walking Month 2021
  5. National Share a Story Month 2021
  6. Big Asthma Bake Sale
  7. May Measurement Month 2021
  8. Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2021
  9. Food Allergy Awareness Week 2021
  10. Coeliac UKs Awareness Week 2021
  11. Foster Care Fortnight 2021
  12. National Vegetarian Week
  13. ME Awareness Week 2021
  14. World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May
  15. National Children’s Day 2021
  16. Dementia Action Awareness Week #DAW20201
  17. Walk to School Week 2021
  18. National Smile Month 2021
  19. National Epilepsy Week 2021 (24th – 30th May)
  20. World Hunger Day 2021
  21. National Children’s Gardening Week 2021
  22. World MS Day
  23. Learning at Work Week 2021
  24. May Awareness Month 2021 Links
  25. Our final thoughts/YouTube Video

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1. Introduction

Sharing our story and trying to help to spread awareness was one of the main reasons we started our Blog.

Throughout our journey we have dealt with many different situations, we have learnt many new things (most of which have been self-taught as part of our experiences) and this is why the topics covered in our blog are quite broad.

As well as talking about our grief experience, we also speak about Health, Mental Health, and Mental well-being. The reason why we talk about these things is that they are all relatable to our story. A story that began in September 2016 when our Dad was hospitalised due to a rare and serious life-threatening heart condition: Infective Endocarditis that started from his gums.

At that time we had never heard of it and had absolutely no idea of its causes and symptoms. Unfortunately, the bacteria went into his eyes causing him to go blind (we have a topic on Infective Endocarditis and Infective Endocardtitis and Blindness). Due to the Infective Endocarditis infection, he suffered from Delirium fairly frequently (we have a topic on Delirium and Delirium Awareness. This was a scary, sad and soul-destroying experience for us all.

When a loved one is going through something that you have never heard of or do not understand, it can make the situation even more stressful and distressing.

This is why when we become aware of Awareness Days/Weeks/Months we always try our very best to share them, this is to highlight medical conditions, rare diseases, causes that promote health and wellbeing.

There are many awareness days/weeks within May, here we have tried our best to feature as many as possible.

Please see May Awareness Month 2021:

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2. Maternal Mental Health Month 2021

2.1 Maternal Mental Health Month 2021

“Each May the spotlight is shined on Maternal Mental Health with the whole month being Maternal Mental Health Month”. 

2.2 UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 04-09

UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 04-09 May 04-05-2021. Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week is a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental illness during pregnancy or after having a baby and signposting to support for all mums”.

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3. Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2021

3.1 Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2021

“Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month 2021 runs throughout May and is an annual awareness event arranged by the Stroke Association”.

3.2 Stroke Awareness Month | Stroke Association

“To mark Stroke Awareness Month 2021, we’re launching our ‘Save research. Rebuild lives. What has happened to Make May Purple? How can I get involved? The importance of research. People can rebuild their lives after stroke but there is still much we don’t know”.

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4. National Walking Month 2021

4.1 National Walking Month 2021

“Did you know that May is National Walking Month? So why not help celebrate by organising your own walk this May and”…

4.2 National Walking Month 2021 #MyMileMyWay |Wellbeing

National Walking Month 2021 #MyMileMyWay Posted by Natasha Mayhew on 16 · #MyMileMyWay. For many of us, walking has become somewhat of a lifeline”…

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5. National Share a Story Month 2021

5.1 National Share A Story Month 2021

“Celebrate the Power of Storytelling With National Share-a-Story Month The Federation of Children’s Book Groups is an organisation that was started in”…

5.2 National Share-a-Story Month | Federation of Children’s Books

National Share a Story Month 2021. This all-encompassing theme will allow groups and schools to celebrate legendary and mythical stories, stories steeped in”…

5.3 National Share a Story Month | Federation of Children’s Books

“23 Feb 2021 — National Share a Story Month 2021 … We are so excited to share this year’s theme with you! We have been very busy behind the scenes working”…

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6. Big Asthma Bake Sale

6.1 Big Asthma Bake Sale 2021 (1st – 31St May)

“Join us and raise some dough for vital asthma research with the Big Asthma Bake Sale. Throughout May, we want as many”…

6.2 Your Fundraising Guide – Asthma UK

“To help get you started, we have some top tips to make your Big Asthma Bake. Sale a great event: Be creative – try to make your cakes stand out from the rest”,.

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7. May Measurement Month 2021

7.1 May Measurement Month 2021

“THE No. 1 contributing risk factor for global death is raised blood pressure causing strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications. 10”…

7.2 Blood Pressure UK

May Measurement Month (MMM) is the global campaign led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) to raise awareness of the need to get your blood pressure checked. It’s back for 2021 and over 85 countries have signed up to take part, aiming to test 1 million people”. (7 Apr 2021).

This is something that I myself am suffering from. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure January 2021. I am now on blood pressure tablet’s. I (Tara Greene) am trying my best to take measures in the hope that I will not be on this medication for life. Daily exercise is one of the things that I have started doing, I will also work on making changes to my diet (we also have a topic on Stress and blood pressure).

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8. Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2021

8.1 Skin Cancer Awareness Month 2021

“Skin Cancer awareness month is an annual awareness campaign that takes place every May. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the”..

8.2 Skin Cancer Awareness Month – The Skin Cancer Foundation

“In 2021, for the second straight year, Skin Cancer Awareness Month takes place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though many of us are separated, we can”…

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9. Food Allergy Awareness Week 2021

9.1 Food Allergy Awareness Week 9th – 15th May 2021

“Raising Awareness of Food Allergies Food Allergy Awareness Week, Food Allergy Awareness Week is an initiative created by FARE (Food Allergy Research”

9.2 Food Allergy Awareness Week | Food Allergy Research…

Food Allergy Awareness Week 2021. From May 9 to May 15, the Living Teal Food Allergy Awareness Week is the destination to learn, love and connect with the”…

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10. Coeliac UKs Awareness Week 2021

10.1 Coeliac UKs Awareness Week 10th – 16th May 2021

“Running from 10-16 May, Awareness Week 2021 is about creating new opportunities for earlier diagnosis of coeliac disease in children. The impact”..

10.2 #ShineALightOnCoeliac – Coeliac UK

“… to get together with family and friends makes summer 2021 look so much brighter! … Trusting other people to provide gluten free food can cause feelings of worry … As well as our Awareness Week activities, we’re raising £50,000 to continue “..

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11. Foster Care Fortnight 2021

11.1 Foster Care Fortnight  10th – 23rd May 2021 #WhyWeCare

Foster Care Fortnight 2021 … Foster Care FortnightTM is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the transformational ..”

11.2 Foster Care Fortnight |The Fostering Network

Foster Care Fortnight™ is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives. Foster Care”…

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12. National Vegetarian Week

12.1 National Vegetarian Week 10th – 16th May 2021

“Veggie 123 challenge! Join in with your … Check out these tasty veggie recipes. Get cooking. Look who’s supporting National Vegetarian Week. Find out more.”

12.2 National Vegetarian Week 2021 ( 10 – 16 May 2021

National Vegetarian Week 2021 (10 to 16 May 2021). Get set for the Veggie 123 Challenge. It’s as easy as… well, 1, 2, 3! Everyone is invited to take” …

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13. ME Awareness Week 2021

13.1 ME Awareness Week 11th – 17th May 2021

“MEAW 2021: Health and Social Care Awareness Campaign. It is ME Awareness Week in May and we’ll be focusing on health and social care against the ……”

13.2 Action for ME

“For adults, children and families with M.E. in the UK | Action for M.E.. … our support services, research, fundraising, and efforts to raise awareness of M.E. Please”…

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14. World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12th

14.1 World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (May 12th)

“On the 12th of May, 2021, join the millions of people who will be participating on this day by holding various

events”…

14.2 Fibromyalgia Awareness Month 1st – 31st May & World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

“26 Apr 2021 — World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day May 12th and Fibromyalgia Awareness Month for May 1st-30th – May is the month we all come together to”…

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15. National Children’s Day 2021

15.1 National Children’s Day 2021 (May 16th)

National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood, and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure …”

15.2 National Children’s Day UK 2021 | Public Holiday Guide

National Children’s Day UK, 16 May 2021: a healthier planet, rebooting education, future cities, and the impact of COVID on children’s health and wellbeing”.

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16. Dementia Action Awareness Week #DAW20201

16.1 Dementia Action / Awareness Week 2021 (17th – 23rd May) #DAW20201

“Previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, Dementia Action Week encourages people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to create a dementia friendly UKA range of fundraising events from sports events to bake-offs and quizzes will also be taking place across the UK. Click here to access out free Online Dementia Training

16.2 Dementia Action Week | Alzheimer’s Society

“20 – 26 May is Dementia Action Week – a week that unites individuals, workplaces and the wider community to take action and improve the lives of people living”…

16.3 Dementia Action Week | Alzheimer’s Society

“Led by Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by”…

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17. Walk to School Week 2021

17.1 Walk To School Week 2021 – Event Info and Resources Twinkl

“May 17, 2021 – May 21, 2021 … Get moving and encourage kids to be more active during Walk to School Week 2021. The 5-day challenge takes place from the 17th

17.2 Walk to School Week | Living Streets

“Our annual week-long celebration of the walk to school will take place 17-21 May 2021. Join the FUN!”

17.3 Walk to School Week – BBC Teach

“Summary: This assembly could be scheduled during Walk to School Week – w/c 17th May 2021 – or International Walk to School Month. According to”…

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18. National Smile Month 2021

18.1 National Smile Month 2021 – Event Infor and Resources Twinkl

National Smile Month 2021. National Smile Month is a large campaign to promote good oral healthcare. · When does National Smile Month take place? The event”…

18.2 National Smile Month | Oral Health Foundation

National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile. Between”…

18.3 The Impact of National Smile Month | Oral Health Foundation

“National Smile Month. National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. Join us in educating, motivating and”…

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19. National Epilepsy Week 2021 (24th – 30th May)

19.1 National Epilepsy Week | News |News and Events

“UK National Epilepsy Week takes place between 20-26 May and during that time Young Epilepsy will be releasing new research findings and brand new videos”…

19.2 National Epilepsy Week 2021

“Information on National Epilepsy Week, a United Kingdom week event which runs from the 15th of May to the 21st of May 2021”.

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20. World Hunger Day 2021

20.1 World Hunger Day (28th May 2021)

World Hunger Day 2021: Access Ends Hunger. ON WORLD HUNGER DAY IN 2020, WE LOOKED AT THE RAPIDLY CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF GLOBAL”…

20.2 World Hunger: Key Facts and Statistics 2021 | Action Against Hunger

Hunger is the distress associated with lack of food. The threshold for food deprivation, or undernourishment, is fewer than 1,800 calories per day. Undernutrition “…

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21. National Children’s Gardening Week 2021

21.1 National Children’s Gardening Week 2021

National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids. Children, parents, grandparents, schools or garden businesses can find ideas”…

21.2 Join us and Celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week

We welcome you to join us and celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week from the 29th May – 6th June”.

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22. World MS Day

22.1 World MS Day 2021 (30th May 2021)

“About World MS Day. World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign”…

22.2 Raise Awareness | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

World MS Day: May 30, 2021. World MS Day unites individuals and organizations from around the world to raise awareness and move us closer to a world free of”…

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23. Learning at Work Week 2021

23.1 Learning at Work Week (7th – 23rd May)

“Learning at Work Week is an annual event organised by the Campaign for Learning. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work as well as building a learning culture at work”.

23.2 Learning at Work Week 2021 |Campaign for Learning

“21 Jan 2021 — Learning at Work Week 2021 takes place from 17th to 23rd May 2021. Discover how to get involved and plan your own brilliant Learning at”… (16 May – 22 May) Learning at Work Week 2021.

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24. May Awareness Month 2021 Link

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25. Our final thoughts/YouTube Video

This was quite a big topic to put together. We tried our very best to include as many awareness days as possible. We included the links as they have additional information to what is in the topic.

We hope this might be of use to those who read it. We would like to wish you a safe day, evening and week ahead.

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