Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1st-31st March

Ovarian cancer is a disease that can disrupt the normal function of the ovaries. If it's left unchecked, it can affect other parts of the body too. March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the aim is to highlight the inequalities that thousands of women with ovarian cancer face to ensure women receive the best care regardless of age, location or ethnicity.

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International Women's Day

8th March

A global holiday celebrated annually to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. According to their website, International Women's Day seeks to 'Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.'

Find out more including ways to get involved (events, speakers, suppliers, resources), their mission, partners, and donations:

No Smoking Day

9th March

No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day which is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking. We know quitting smoking is a challenge but it's the best thing you can do for your health and wellbeing, and the health of those around you. It's never too late to quit. From the moment you quit your body starts to repair itself.

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World Kidney Day

10th March

World Kidney Day intends to help raise awareness of kidneys and educate people on what they do and how to improve your kidney health. Kidney disease is not a disease that affects only a handful of people; 3 million people in the UK have chronic kidney disease. Your kidneys are vital to your health and wellbeing, they:

  • They remove toxins, excess water and waste products.
  • Kidneys play a vital role in regulating your blood pressure.
  • They activate vitamin D to help keep your bones and muscles in good shape.

Physical activity, ideally 30 mins a day 5 days a week, can improve kidney health.

Find out more about getting involved in this years campaign, engaging in social media competitions, kidney facts & how to improve your kidney health here:

Nutrition and Hydration Week

14th-20th March

Nutrition and Hydration Week is a shared objective to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally. Its purpose is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun to educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well being in health and social care.

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World Sleep Day

19th March

A celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving, to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders. For World Sleep Day 2022, the slogan is Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World. How does quality sleep help maintain mental health? How might better sleep help people focus during the day? Or how might fatigue weigh us down physically, mentally, and emotionally?

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World Oral Health Day

20th March

World Oral Health Day aims to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to secure good oral health. Oral diseases are a major health concern for many countries and negatively impact people throughout their lives. Oral diseases lead to pain and discomfort, social isolation and loss of self-confidence, and they are often linked to other serious health issues. And yet, there is no reason to suffer: most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be treated in their early stages.

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