Wellbeing awareness days

Dry January

 1 to 31 January 2020

Dry January is a public health campaign run by Alcohol Change UK, through which millions of people commit to skipping alcohol for the month of January. Check also our guidance pages, aimed to help and support Oxford University employees.


World Cancer Day

 4 February 202o

World Cancer Day is an international awareness day organised by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), during which organisations and people across the world join together to raise awareness and to support those who are affected by cancer. Read also our guidance pages for employees and managers on how to get and give support on a number of health related topics.


Time to Talk Day

 6 February 2020

Time to Talk Day brings people together to break the silence around mental health problems, asking everyone to start a conversation about mental health in their workplace. You may also want to take a look at our wide range of resources, aimed to help employees and managers to support each other.


Eating Disorders Awareness week

 2 to 8 March 2020

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is an international event, aimed for raising awareness and increasing knowledge of eating disorders, fighting the stigma and stereotypes.  


No smoking Day

 13 March 2020

No Smoking Day is a national awareness event aimed to help smokers quit smoking, raising awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and exposure.


World Sleep Day

 13 March 2020

World Sleep Day is an international annual event run by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society, aimed to help those who have sleep problems, give advice and reminds us about the importance of sleep in overall health. Visit our Sleepio page and discover your sleep score and how to improve it.


Nutrition and Hydration Week

 16 to 22 March 2020

Nutrition and Hydration Week is a global health campaign focused on promoting awareness and importance of good nutrition and hydration care.


World Oral Health Day

 20 March 2020

World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is an international awareness day organised by FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) focused on spreading the message about good oral hygiene practices and the importance of oral health.


Walk to Work Day

 3 April 2020

Walk to Work Day is a national event aimed at encouraging people to walk to work in an effort to reduce pollution and to stay healthy.


World Health Day

 7 April 2020

World Health Day is a global health awareness day under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which promotes health and wellbeing, and commemorates the founding of the WHO.


On your Feet Britain

 24 April 2020

On Your Feet Britain is a national workplace awareness day run by the Get Britain Standing campaign in association with Active Working, which encourages workers across Britain to unite together and participate in a variety of fun and simple activities to #SitLess and #MoveMore at work.


National Walking Month

 1 to 31 May 2020

National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and it encourages people to walk more regularly. Have a look at our wellbeing pages for employees and discover places where you can go for a walk in and around Oxford.


World Hand Hygiene Day

 5 May 2020

World Hand Hygiene Day is a global awareness day led by the World Health Organization (WHO) that encourages people to practice good hand hygiene. 


Sun Awareness Week

 6 to 14 May 2020

Sun Awareness Week is a national campaign run by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) focused on raising awareness of the dangers of long exposure to the sun and to promote safety when outside.


Mental Health Awareness Week

 18 to 24 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK's national week to raise awareness of mental health, encouraging people to talk about the problems and stigmas around mental health. This year's theme is 'sleep'. Take a look at our wide range of resources about mental health.


BNF Healthy Eating Week is a dedicated week in the year to encourage organisations across the UK to focus on healthy eating and drinking, and physical activity, and celebrate healthy living.


Carers Week

 8 to 14 June 2020

Carers Week is a national campaign aimed in raising awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. 


Men's Health Week

 15 to 21 June 2020

Men's Health Week is an international week run by the Men's Health Forum which highlights the wide variety of health issues tackled by men.


National Clean Air Day

 20 June 2020

Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign, coordinated by Global Action Plan, and aimed to improve public understanding about air pollution and build awareness of how air pollution affects our health.


Cycle to Work Day

 8 August 2020

Cycle to Work Day is the UK's biggest cycle commuting event. The Oxford University encourages all employees to make more sustainable travel choices.


Organ Donation Week

 2 to 8 September 2020

Organ donation week is a national campaign weekend focused on raising awareness of organ donation and the need for people to sign up to the donation register in order to save lives. 


Know Your Numbers Week

 9 to 15 September 2020

Know your Numbers Week is the UK's biggest and most far-reaching blood pressure testing event and awareness week. It provides free checks for thousands of adults across the country.


World Suicide Prevention Day

 10 September 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day is an international awareness day established to raise awareness about suicide prevention across the globe. 


World Sepsis Day 

 13 September 2020

World Sepsis Day is a global awareness event initiated by Global Sepsis Alliance and it is focused on raising public understanding about sepsis and take action worldwide in the fight against this disease.


National Eye Health Week

 23 to 29 September 2020

National Eye Health Week is a campaign that promotes the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Read more about eye testing on our page about display screen equipment (DSE).


National Fitness Day

 25 September 2020

National Fitness Day encourages people to celebrate the fun of fitness and physical activity across the UK. Have a look at our wellbeing pages to find out more what you can do to stay active in and around Oxford.


World's Biggest Coffee Morning

 27 September 2020

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fundraising event run by Macmillan Cancer Support.



 1 to 28 October 2020

Stoptober is a national 28-day stop smoking campaign led by Public Health England during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking.


National Cholesterol Month

 1 to 31 October 2020

National Cholesterol Month is a campaign aimed at raising awareness for the dangers associated with high cholesterol. 


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 1 to 31 October 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a global campaign organised by major breast cancer charities and aimed at spreading awareness about breast cancer.


National Work Life Week

 1 to 5 October 2020

National Work Life Week is an annual opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing at work and work-life balance. Have a look at our services to support employee wellbeing.


Back Care Awareness Week

 5 to 9 October 2020

Back Care Awareness Week, run by BackCare, is an event to raise awareness about the prevention of neck and back pain in the workplace. Visit our pages for more information on musculoskeletal health.


World Mental Health Day

 10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day is a global event aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues around the world. Visit our pages with more information on mental health in the workplace.


International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) is an event, organised by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), aimed at raising awareness of the role vaccines play in infection prevention and protecting public health.


World Menopause Day

 18 October 2020

World Menopause Day is a worldwide awareness call for women who face health issues when approaching, during and beyond the menopause.


International Stress Awareness Week

 4 to 8 November 2020


International Stress Awareness Day, run by un by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), aims to make people more aware of the risk of stress, particularly in the workplace. Visit our page for more information about stress in the workplace. 


Anti-Bullying Week

 12 to 16 November 2020

Anti-Bullying Week, organised by the Anti Bullying Alliance (ABA), is a UK event aimed at raising awareness at the risk of bullying at work and elsewhere, and highlighting ways of preventing and responding to it.



Alcohol Awareness Week

 11 to 17 November 2020


Alcohol Awareness Week is a chance for the UK to get thinking about drinking and how it can affect people's life.


16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence

 25 November to 10 December 2020

The campaign 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is an international campaign with the mission to end male violence against women.


World AIDS Day 

 1 December 2020

World AIDS Day is an international day that brings attention to the HIV epidemic and support global efforts to prevent new HIV infections.