We have decided to do another topic like this as there are many important awareness days, weeks and months coming up…
Please see May Awareness Month 2023 which covers:
- Introduction to the topic
- Sun Awareness Week 1st – 7th May
- Viral Meningitis Week 1st –7Th May
- Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 1st – 7th May
- Deaf Awareness Week 1st – 7th May
- World Ovarian Cancer Day 8th May
- World Fibromyalgia Day
- World Lupus Day 10th May
- International Nurses Day
- Walk to School Week. 16th – 20th May
- National Walking Month
- May Measure Month
- Make May Purple/Action on Stroke Month
- Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 23rd – 29th May
- National Conversation Week 23rd – 29th May
- World Hunger Day 28th May
- World MS Day 30th May
- Our final thoughts
- Our YouTube Video
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1. Introduction to the topic
We have decided to do another topic like this as there are many important awareness days, weeks and months coming up. Along our journey, we will always try our best to continue to highlight and spread information whenever possible.
Please see May Awareness Month 2023:
2. Sun Awareness Week 1st – 7th May
“This year’s Sun Awareness Week will be held from the 1st -7th May 2023. It’s quite easy to be safe when playing outside, with the simplest and most important thing to do being putting on sun screen. Make sure you put on a hat, or cover your skin”.
“This year’s campaign focus will be on the need for sun protection in the UK climate, aiming to tackle misconceptions that sun protection is rarely needed in the UK”.
2.2 National Sun Awareness Week 2023: Teaching Resources
“From 3rd – 9th May 2023, it aims to highlight the dangers of exposure to the sun. UV radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer, so it’s fitting”…
2.3 SUN AWARENESS WEEK – MAY 1-7 2023
“Sun Awareness Week – May 1-7, 2023 … Sun Awareness Week takes place in the first week of May and takes place from May 1 to 7 this year. It’s going to be a”…
3. Viral Meningitis Week 1st – 7th May
“This year’s Viral Meningitis Awareness Week is still to be confirmed Don’t ignore viral meningitis – be vocal about viral. Affected by viral?”
3.1 Viral Meningitis Awareness Week 2023
(5 May 2021) — “This week is Viral Meningitis Awareness Week and we wanted to do our bit to share important information about Meningitis, and give you the”…
4. Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 1st – 7th May
(1 Feb 2023) — “When is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023? Monday 1 – Sunday 7 May 2023. What is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week?”
4.1 What is the difference between maternal and perinatal mental health?
“The terms perinatal and maternal are often used interchangeably. ‘Peri’ is the Latin for “around”, and ‘natal’ is the Latin for “birth”. So perinatal mental health refers to mental health during pregnancy and the first postnatal years”.
4.2 What factors may contribute to maternal mental health problems?
What causes perinatal mental health problems?
- “previous experience of mental health problems”.
- “biological causes”.
- “lack of support”.
- “difficult childhood experiences”.
- “experience of abuse”.
- “low self-esteem”.
- “stressful living conditions”.
- “major life events”.
4.3 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
“The theme this year is ‘Together in a changing world‘. The week is about raising public and professional awareness of perinatal mental illness”, …
5. Deaf Awareness Week |National Deaf Childrens Society
“We’ve got lots of inspiring stories to help you celebrate Deaf Awareness Week (1 to 7 May 2023) and make everyday life more deaf-friendly for children and young people”.
5.1 What can I do for deaf Awareness week?
How to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week
- “Learn directly from the Deaf Community about their lived experiences”.
- “Take up BSL (British Sign Language)”.
- “Fundraise for charities that support people who are Deaf and those with hearing loss”.
- “Learn tips and advice on how to communicate with others”. More items…
5.2 What not to do in deaf culture?
Do’s and Don’ts in Communicating with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
|Use an expressive face||Over exaggerate your lip pattern|
|Use natural gestures||Shout (This distorts you face and mouth, and can be painful for hearing aid wearers.|
|Ensure your face is in good light||Stand with a window or bright light behind you|
5.3 DEAF AWARENESS WEEK 1 -7th May 2023
“This year, it takes place from May 1 to 7. The purpose of this holiday is to increase public awareness about the issues affecting deaf people and deaf culture”…
6. World Ovarian Cancer Day 8th May
“World Ovarian Cancer Day – 8 May. Every year over 300 000 people hear the words “you have ovarian cancer”.
6.1 What is World Ovarian Cancer Day?
*May 8 – World Ovarian Cancer Day. Established in 2013 by a group of leaders from ovarian cancer advocacy organizations around the world, May 8 – World”…
6.2 World Ovarian Cancer Day – past and future
“World Ovarian Cancer Day takes place on 8th May. It’s a day when we highlight the issue of ovarian cancer around the globe to highlight what we need to do to”…
6.3 What day is World Ovarian Cancer day?
“World Ovarian Cancer Day is observed on May 8 every year. The day is observed worldwide to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and acknowledge the”…
7. World Fibromyalgia Day 12th May
“Each year on May 12th, millions of people observe National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day”.
7.1 National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (May 12th)
“Learn and spread awareness about the difficult disease known as fibromyalgia, which affects many men and women around the world and as of yet has no cure”.
7.2 National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – May 12th
“National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12 calls attention to fibromyalgia, which has plagued many people over the centuries”.
“World Lupus Day (May 10th) … We are a network of more than FIVE MILLION people around the world who are living with lupus. While lupus is a severe and life”- ..
8.1 What is the 10th of May for lupus?
“May 10 is World Lupus Day. Lupus affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders, and ages. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body” (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). (10 May 2022).
8.2 Why is World Lupus Day celebrated?
“World Lupus Day is commemorated annually on May 10. It was designed to help us acknowledge that the seemingly random symptoms are a debilitating, chronic autoimmune disease. Lupus remains a complex condition that is still widely misunderstood by the public and even medical professionals.”
8.3 What is the theme of World Lupus Day 2023?
“Building a Better Future for People with Lupus”.
(10 May 2022) — “May 10 is World Lupus Day. Lupus affects people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders, and ages. Lupus is a chronic”, …
9. International Nurses Day 2023 to focus on ‘future of nursing’
“International Nurses Day is celebrated annually around the world on 12 May – the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale – and is led by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Every year there is a different theme and for 2023 it is: “Our Nurses. Our Future.” (16 Jan 2023).
9.1 Why is May 12th International Nurses Day?
“IND is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) resources and evidence”.
9.2 What impact did Mary Seacole have on nursing?
“As a British-Jamaican nurse in the 1800s, her leadership and courage paved the way for diversity in nursing in the UK after she cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War. Statistics show that ethnic minorities now make up 20 per cent of the UK’s nursing profession and 36 per cent of the NMC’s workforce”. (5 Jul 2019)
10. Walk to school Week. 16th – 20th May
“Our Walk to School Week 2023 will take place 15-19 May! Resources are available now on our shop and the new theme is Walk with Wildlife”.
10.1 Walk to School Week 2023 – Teaching Resources & Event….
“The 5-day challenge takes place from the 20th to the 25th of May and is designed to help children reach their minimum 60 minutes of exercise per day. What are”…
10.2 WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK UK – May 20-25 2023
“Walk to School Week, marked on May 20 to 25, is a holiday celebrated every year in the U.K. It is an annual walking challenge that aims to encourage more”…
“May is living streets’ National Walking Month… · We’ve put together 20 tips to help you fit 20 minutes of walking into your day. · Don’t forget to share your”# …
11.1 May is National Walking Month
“It’s time to get walking for National Walking Month! You may not realise it, but May is National Walking Month and now the evenings are lighter for longer”, …
11.2 NATIONAL WALKING DAY – May 2023 – National Today
“National Walking Month is in May, and we at National Today are all set to meander through facts so that you can learn the amazing benefits of walking every day”.
12. May Measure Month
12.1 MAY MEASUREMENT MONTH – May 2023 – National Today
“It is a global campaign run by the International Society of Hypertension (I.S.H) to raise awareness about the need for people to check their blood pressure”.
12.2 May Measure Month
“May Measure Month (MMM) is the annual global screening campaign initiated by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH)”.
“May Measurement Month (MMM) is the the global campaign run by the International Society of Hypertension to raise awareness of the need for people to get” …
13. Make May Purple/Action on Stroke Month
13.1 Make May Purple/Action on Stroke Month – May 2023 – National Today
“Make May Purple/Action On Stroke Month, celebrated every May, is an event to raise awareness regarding strokes. The event, run by the Stroke Association, also uses May as the time of the year to collect funds for stroke research and provide aid to survivors”.
14. Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 23rd – 29th May
14.1 Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 23rd – 29th May
“Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is taking place from Monday 23rd May to Sunday 29th May this year. Diabetes UK joins NHS England as proud campaign partners” …
15. National Conversation Week 23rd – 29th May
15.1 National Conversation Week 23rd – 29th May
“NATIONAL CONVERSATION WEEK 2022. National Conversation Week is all about the simple, pleasurable, and. Rewarding art of simply talking to each other”.
16. World Hunger Day 28th May
“World Hunger Day started in 2011 and is observed on May 28 every year worldwide. The goal is to raise awareness about people living with chronic hunger. This day is extremely important to fight malnutrition around the world and its impact, mainly on children. (28 May 2022)”.
16.2 World Hunger Day – By the Hunger Project
(28 May 2017) — “28 May is World Hunger Day, an opportunity for all of us around the world to play our part in ending world hunger, for good”.
17. World MS Day 30th May
“World MS Day takes place on 30 May every year. Share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by MS. Tell me more”…
17.2 WORLD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DAY – MAY 30 (30 May 2022) —
“World Multiple Sclerosis Day on May 30th creates an opportunity to boost awareness and connect those with MS to resources and improve” …
18. Our final thoughts
We hope this might be of interest or use to those who read it.
19. Our YouTube Video