NWP Blog – NHS & Awareness Campaigns

Lung Cancer Awareness, the purpose of this blog post is to raise awareness of the different types of lung cancers, different stages, other lung related conditions, benefits of quitting smoking, risk factors, symptoms, prevention and treatment.
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Movember Mens Health, this article discusses the campaign including a definition, history of the campaign, how much money has been raised in the previous years and how to get involved.
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World Thrombosis Day (WTD) is recognised every year on the 13th of October and focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis so hundreds of educational events occur in countries around the world. The key objectives of the campaign involve increasing global awareness of thrombosis including the causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, with prevention and treatments available to prevent this condition.
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This year World Mental Health Day will be hosted on Tuesday 10th October 2017 and the primary aim is to raise awareness about mental health issues and help support mental health. The main theme is based on workplace wellbeing. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. Mental health affects how we think, feel and act and also helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, how we make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood.
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OCD Awareness Week is a global effort to raise awareness about OCD. This year it will take place on the 9th October 2017- 15th October 2017 and the key purpose is to help raise awareness and understanding about obsessive compulsive disorder, helping more people to get timely access to appropriate resources and effective treatment.
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National Personal Safety Day will be held this year on Saturday 7th October 2017 and is an annual event. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of simple ways to keep safe and avoid violence helping others to feel more confident and safe. This is organised by The Suzy Lamplugh Trust and what they do is highlight practical ways that anyone can avoid violence and aggression, so they can live safer, more confident lives.
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Stoptober

2 Oct 2017

Stoptober lasts for a period of 28 days (4 weeks) and is a long running event held each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. The key purpose of this event is to reduce the number of smokers also to encourage participants not to smoke during that 28 day period. As a result, hoping that people give up smoking permanently due to the bad impacts it has on your health and well-being (mental and physical).
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Go Sober for October is a fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthier lifestyle changes. The purpose of Sober for October is to encourage people to drink alcohol responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. Go Sober for October involves 31 days without alcohol and instead of wasting money on buying alcohol you end up raising money for people living with cancer they partner with Macmillan Cancer Support for a positive cause in helping others suffering from cancer.
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There are between 4000 to 6000 diagnosed genetic disorders. It is estimated that 1 in 25 children are affected by a genetic disorder and therefore 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. Jeans for Genes Day is the annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.
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National eye health week is about raising awareness which takes place this year from Monday 18TH September 2017 until Sunday 24TH September 2017 promoting and educating people about the importance of eye health. This will be the seventh annual National Eye Health Week. The main aim of National Eye Health Week is to create a community that is free from the impact of sight loss.There are currently over 2 million people living in the UK who live with sight loss, which has a significant impact on their daily lives. It is predicted that by 2030 the number will increase to over 2.7 million people.

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