February Awareness Month 2022

We have decided to do a topic for the month as there are many awareness days/weeks and months within this month. There are some that we will do separately, but as we want to highlight all of the ones, we are aware of, we are combining them into one topic……

Please see February Awareness Month 2022 which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. Dignity Action Day 1st February
  3. Time to Talk Day 3rd February
  4. Wear Red Day and World Cancer Day 4th February 2022
  5. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 7th -12th February and useful resources
  6. Care Day February 18th
  7. You Can Care Week 21st – 27th February
  8. Our Final Thoughts/YouTube Channel

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1. Introduction

We have decided to do a topic for the month as there are many awareness days/weeks and months within this month. There are some that we will do separately, but as we want to highlight all of the ones we are aware of, we are combining them into one topic.

Please see February Awareness Month 2022:

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2. Dignity Action Day 1st February

We have only become aware of this, this year. We knew this was something we definitely wanted to help spread awareness of. It is a matter that is close to our hearts. We feel it is ever so important for anyone who is in a care home/hospital or receiving professional care to be treated with:

  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Empathy

The list above is just naming a few. The mental state of mind has so much to do with healing of any kind. If you’re not mentally strong, then you will struggle to be physically strong. As I’m typing I am filled with passion for how strongly we feel about this.

As a family we have not had a good experience with our Dad being in a hospital, as a result, we have made an official complaint against the Trust, and are currently awaiting their final decision.

No matter your age, race, religion all lives matter, and everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Things like this remind us of how strongly we feel about this matter.

2.1 What is Dignity Action Day?

“Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as”…

2.2 Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day #DAD2022 is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people’s rights to dignity and”…

2.3 Events –  Dignity in Care

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”…

2.4 Dignity Action Resource Pack

(6 Jan 2022) — “This updated pack is designed to help in the organisation of your Dignity Action Day event. The pack incorporates suggestions for promoting”…

2.5 What is 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 inspire others to take positive steps to promote dignity”. (1 Feb 2021)

2.6 How do people celebrate dignity day?

“Celebrating Global Dignity Day is very simple. You can actively involve yourself as a volunteer facilitator. Encourage school children to lead a dignity-filled life with your life stories. Ask them to write their goals on paper and collect them”. (20 Oct 2021)

2.7 How do you give patients dignity?

“At the same time, do not patronize or speak down to a patient. Practice patience and empathy. Do not make jokes about the patient even if you think they are out of earshot. Answer patients honestly to build trust and take time to listen to their concerns”. (27 Jul 2017).

2.8 How can we protect patient dignity?

Let’s take a look at 9 examples, all of which derive from the dignity factors listed above.

  1. “Let people choose their own clothing”. …
  2. “Involve them in decisions relating to their care”. …
  3. “Address the person properly”. …
  4. “Make food look and taste nice”. …
  5. “Respect personal space and possessions”. …
  6. “Handle hygiene activities sensitively”. More items… (28 Nov 2016)

2.9 How do you respect patients dignity?

Treat Him With Dignity.

  1. “Listen to his concerns”.
  2. “Ask for his opinions and let him know they are important to you”
  3. “Involve him in as many decisions as possible”.
  4. “Include him in the conversation. Don’t talk about him as though he’s not there”.
  5. “Speak to him as an adult, even if you’re not sure how much he understands”.

2.10 Why is Dignity so important?

“Dignity is one of the most important things to the human spirit. … Only with dignity are people able to achieve things like being good in school, finding friends, leading a happy life, and maybe even making a difference in the world. Having dignity means being treated with respect AND treating others with respect”. (15 May 2019).

2.11 Why is it important to maintain dignity?

“Care not including dignity would negatively affect patients’ recovery,3 while preserving dignified care enhances patients’ recovery and promotes emotional comfort. Therefore, respect and dignity are crucial to grant high-quality health care. … Thus, respect to each patient’s dignity is important to develop self-worth”. (1 Mar 2017).

2.12 What is a dignity champion?

“A Dignity Champion is a person who believes that being treated with dignity is a basic human right, not an optional extra. They believe that care provision must be: compassionate, person-centred, efficient and effective, and are willing to take action in order to achieve this”. (22 Aug 2016).

2.13 How many factors promote Dignity in care?

“Eight”

“Research indicates that there are eight main factors that promote Dignity in care. Each of these Dignity Factors contributes to a person’s sense of self respect, and they should all be present in care”.

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3. Time to Talk Day 3rd February

3.1 Time to Talk Day 2022 – Mental Health Conversation

“Time to Talk Day Is the Nation’s Biggest Mental Health Conversation. Be Part of It. Order a Free Conversation Starter Pack to Help Talk About Mental Health in Your Community”.

3.2 Time to Talk Day – Mind | Mind, the mental health charity

Time to Talk Day is a national day devoted to talking about mental health. In 2022, Time to Talk Day will take place on (3rd February)”.

3.3 Time To Talk Day

”Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation and it’s nearly here! Taking place on Thursday 3 February 2022, it’s the day that”…

3.4 What is Time to Talk Day 2022?

“Thursday 3rd February 2022”

“Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 3rd February 2022. It will be run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, in partnership with the Co-op. The day is about creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends, or colleagues about mental health. We all have mental health”.

3.5 Time to Talk Day – Rethink Mental Illness

“It’s Time to Talk Day on Thursday 3 February 2022! Run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health”…

3.6 Time to Talk Day 2022 – Change Your Mind NI

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Taking place on Thursday 03 February 2022, it’s the day that friends, families,” …

3.7 What is the Time to Talk campaign?

“Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Taking place on Thursday 03 February 2022, it’s the day that friends, families, communities, and workplaces come together to talk, listen and change lives”.

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4. World Cancer Day 4th February 2022

4.1 Official website of World Cancer Day by UICC | 4 February

“An international awareness day led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise worldwide attention and inspire action for a cancer-free”…

4.2 World Cancer Day 2022

“On 4 February we celebrate World Cancer Day 2022 – a day that unites people, communities and entire countries to raise awareness and take action”.

4.3 What is the theme for World Cancer Day 2022?

“World Cancer Day 2022 marks the first year of a new three-year campaign centred on the issue of equity. The campaign theme ‘Close the care gap‘ recognises the power of knowledge and challenges assumptions”. (7 Jan 2022)

4.4 Why is World Cancer Day on 4th February?

“The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer and is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer”.

4.5 What is done on World Cancer Day?

“It takes place every year on 4 February. World Cancer Day aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease”.

4.6 World Cancer Day 2022 – Awareness Days Events Calendar

“Created in 2000 to be held every February 4, World Cancer Day is a global initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to face one of”…

4.7 Cancer Awareness Dates

“February. National Cancer Prevention Month. Risk Factors. February 4, 2022World Cancer Day · Cancer Myths · 6 Healthy Living Tips”…

4.8 World Cancer Day 2022 – PAHO/WHO

“In 2022, the global cancer community commemorates World Cancer Day, on February 4, with the slogan “Close the care gap”. PAHO joins this campaign to call”…

4.9 World Cancer Day 2022 – Leverage Edu

(10 Jan 2022) — “It’s exactly towards this goal, that World Cancer Day is dedicated. It aims at inculcating in us all, first an understanding regarding the”…

4.10 World Cancer Awareness – World Cancer Support

day that unites people, communities, entire countries to raise awareness and take action. World Cancer Day, when the world comes together to raise cancer awareness”.

4.11 World Cancer Awareness Day 2022 – Event Info and Resources – Twinkl

“The theme for World Cancer Day 2022 is “I Am and I Will.” A direct challenge to negative misconceptions about cancer, organizers hope that “I Am and I Will” …

4.12 World Cancer Day 2022: Here’s What You Can Do

(20 Dec 2021) — “This year’s World Cancer Day theme, “Close the Care Gap”, is all about raising awareness of the equity gap that affects so many individuals and”…

Wear Red Day

Wear Red Day – CHSF

“It’s Wear Red Day’s 10th birthday on 4th Feb 2022 and YOU are invited! Rock the red on the first Friday in Feb to help us raise vital awareness of”…

National Wear Red Day – February 4th 2022

“When is National Wear Red Day 2022? … Be it a lipstick, dress, shoes, or accessory, wear your brightest reds on National Wear Red Day on February 5. Even though”…

What day are you supposed to wear red for?

February 4, 2022

“National Wear Red Day® is February 4, 2022. Are you ready to Go Red”?

Wear Red Day in United Kingdom in 2022 – There is a day for….

“Wear Red Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday in February, to bring greater attention to heart disease as a leading cause of death”.

Who Started Wear Red Day?

NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY HISTORY

“The Go Red for Women campaign started in 2004 when the American Heart Association took on the challenge of raising awareness about the number 1 cause of death in women. There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day® with National Day Calendar”®!

Heart conditions are something that is very close to us. Our Dad was hospitalised in September 2016, sadly passing away in March 2017. His original diagnosis, when admitted to the hospital, was Infective Endocarditis. This is a serious and life-threatening heart condition. We had never heard of it before and could not believe such a serious condition could start from your gums. We have topics on Infective Endocarditis and Infective Endocarditis and Blindness.

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5. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 7th -12th February

5.1 Help after rape and sexual assault – NHS

“Find out about sexual assault and rape, where to get help and whether it has to be reported to the police, plus how to find a sexual assault referral”…

5.2 #ITSNOTOK – SEXUAL ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE….

“7th February – 13th February 2022. GET INVOLVED. full. Website Hosted by: VideoandWeb.com © 2022 Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week”.

5.3 Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week – Facebook

“Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week. 1980 likes · 10 talking about this. The UK’s annual week dedicated to bring together organisations and”…

5.4 What is the most frequent type of sexual abuse?

“Acquaintance rape is the most common type of sexual assault. Over 80 % of rapes are acquaintance rapes and more than 50 % of them happen on dates”.

Useful Resources:

Back in Control Community organisation

Back in Control Domestic Abuse Trainer Educator, Advocate, Support, Motivator, Speaker, Award Winner Women Appreciating Women,100 Inspirational Women backincontrolconsultancy.com


TIME 2 RISE

Deborah Worrell (affectionately known as Debbie)
Founder of Time 2 Rise I am here to help and supports women during and after domestic abuse. . https://www.instagram.com/time.2rise/

Michelle Omo-Olaye
𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘎𝘰𝘥, 𝘔𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴
𝘐 💗𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴
http://www.sooforty.com

Toyin Akinfolarin Community Faith Transformational Life Coach.

☺️Your mental health is priority☺️
✨ Your mind is your powerhouse…

“I am passionate about exposing and stopping the vicious cycle of mental ill health in our Afro Caribbean and Asian communities. My greatest desire is to help young and older minds to:
Rekindle lost vision, Build back confidence, Become purposeful, Heal from pain, Reconnect with your world, Become the best version of you, Restore hope to love and live again”.

Socials: @toyinakinfolarin https://www.liinks.co/toyinakinfolarin

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6. Care Day February 18th

6.1 NATIONAL CAREGIVERS DAY – February 18 2022

“National Caregivers Day is observed on the third Friday in February — on February 18 this year. The day honors individuals who selflessly provide personal care, and physical- and emotional support to those who need it most”.

6.2 CARE DAY – #CAREDAY22 CELEBRATING CARE…

“#CareDay22 takes place on Friday 18 February, and we invite you to join us in celebrating the rights and resilience of care experienced children and young”…

6.3 Care Day 2022 – Become Charity

“Care Day is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience and Become has been leading the campaign in England since it”…

6.4 Care Day – VOYPIC

“CARE DAY is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with … This year, CARE DAY will take place on Friday 18 February, on the theme”: …

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7. You Can Care Week 21st – 27th February

7.1 You Can Care Week 2022 – Awareness Events

“This year’s You Can Care Week will run from the 21st27th February 2022. How to get involved? The theme this year focuses on how people can bring their unique”…

7.2 Care Week 2022: A Week of Free Services – The Center For…..

“At our 8th Annual Care Week, TCFR will open up the wide variety of services that we offer throughout the year, and provide FREE access to counseling support”…

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8. Our Final Thoughts/YouTube Channel

 We will always try our best to help to spread awareness. We hope this topic might be of use to those who read it.

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