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June Awareness Days

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Child Safety Week

5th – 11th
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. Events are held by a range of different organisations and individuals, including children’s centres, childminders, fire and rescue teams, hospitals, schools and many more.

Men’s Health Week

12th – 18th
This year the focus will be on belly fat. It is a problem because belly fat lurks not just beneath the surface but also gets down deep and surrounds your vital organs. Regardless of your overall weight, a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  •  Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure                                                                                                            www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Rheumatoid Arthritis Week

12th – 18th

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in multiple joints. Common symptoms include painful, swollen joints, stiffness and fatigue.

The campaign helps people understand the reality of living with RA and its effects.

www.nras.org.uk

 

Armed Forces Days

4th
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
There are many ways for people, communities and organisations acrossthe country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event.
www.armedforcesday.org.uk

 

Cervical Screening Week

12th – 18th

Cervical screening (smear tests) prevents 75% of cervical cancers from developing yet one in four women do
not attend cervical screening when invited. If you would like further information please contact us on 020 7250 8311 or info@jostrust.org.uk.

 

World Ocean’s Day

8th
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. The overall theme is Our Oceans, Our Future. The conservation action is to encourage solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future. www.worldoceansday.org

 

Bike Week

10th – 18th
Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends.

This year’s Bike Week has a special focus and will encourage people to use their bikes to cycle to work. Many people will use the events to ride and take part in ‘buddy’ rides with colleagues, scope out the easiest route to their place of work or take part in work place challenges. www.bikeweek.org.uk