Key health and wellbeing dates / events

Below are dates for just some of the key health and wellbeing events and days taking place around the world in 2022.

2022

January

  • Dry January
  • Veganuary
  • 3 January: Festival of Sleep Day
  • 17 January: Brew Monday
  • 17 January: Blue Monday
  • 17-23 January: Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

 

February

  • National Heart Month
  • 3 February: Time to Talk Day
  • 4 February: World Cancer Day
  • 7-13 February: Tinnitus Awareness Week
  • 14 February: International Epilepsy Day
  • 17 February: Random Acts of Kindness Day

 

March

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • 3 March: World Hearing Day
  • 7-13 March: Endometriosis Awareness Week
  • 8 March: International Women’s Day
  • 9 March: National No Smoking Day
  • 21-27 March: Neurodiversity Celebration Week
  • 18 March: World Sleep Day
  • 20 March: World Oral Health Day
  • 20 March: International Day of Happiness

 

April

  • Stress Awareness Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • IBS Awareness Month
  • 7 April: World Health Day
  • 11-17 April: Parkinson’s Awareness Week
  • 18-24 April: MS Awareness Week

 

May

  • National Walking Month
  • Skin Care Awareness Month
  • Action on Stroke Month
  • 8 May: World Ovarian Cancer Day
  • 9-15 May: Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week
  • 10-16 May: Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 10-16 May: ME Awareness Week
  • 12 May: International Nurses Day
  • 16-22 May: Dementia Action Week
  • 21 May: World Meditation Day
  • 31 May: World No Tobacco Day

 

June

  • 6-12 June: National Growing for Wellbeing Week
  • 6-12 June: Bike Week
  • 13-19 June: Loneliness Awareness Week
  • 13-19 June: Men’s Health Week
  • 21 June: International Day of Yoga
  • 20-26 June: Love Your Lungs Week

 

July

  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • Talk to Us Month
  • 7 July: World Chocolate Day
  • 28 July: World Hepatitis Day
  • 30 July: World Friendship Day

 

August

  • 1-7 August: World Breastfeeding Week
  • 4 August: Cycle to Work Day
  • 8-14 August: National Allotments Week

 

September

  • World Alzheimer’s Month
  • Urology Awareness Month
  • 5-10 September: Migraine Awareness Week
  • 6-11 September: Know Your Numbers Week
  • 13 September: World Sepsis Day
  • 19-25 September: National Eye Health Week
  • 19-25 September: International Week of Happiness at Work

 

October

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Menopause Month
  • National Cholesterol Month
  • 3-9 October: Dyslexia Awareness Week
  • 2-7 October: Back Care Awareness Week
  • 10 October: World Mental Health Day
  • 10-14 October: National Work Life Week

 

November

  • Veg Pledge
  • Movember
  • 7-12 November: International Stress Awareness Week
  • Sugar Awareness Week
  • Alcohol Awareness Week
  • 19 November: International Men’s Day

 

December

  • Decembeard
  • 1 December: World AIDS Day
  • 3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • National Grief Awareness Week