Latest health campaigns

Cycle To Work day

Take part in the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event - Thursday 5th August 2021


Cycle to Work Day is for absolutely everyone. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t cycled in years or have never cycled at all. This is just about giving it a go.

All the cycling action will be happening in our free Love to Ride online community. You can sign up with Facebook, Strava or simply by entering your details, and then connect a smartphone app so you can log their rides. All the info you need to register is on the Love to Ride website. 

For that extra bit of motivation, we’ll also be running a number

https://www.cycletoworkday.org/

 

Better Health Week 26th JULY 2021

After successfully kick-starting the nation’s health at launch in July 2020, the Better Health campaign is returning in January 2021 with positive and motivating messages to support us all to take action to improve our health.

Your communities can get help and support to lose weight at nhs.uk/BetterHealth

2021.01.04_Better_Health_Campaign_Guide (1).pdf

Tuesday 6th July - Move Together

Invitation to Move Together webinar

Move Together is a new county-wide pathway that promotes physical activity and is delivered by Active Oxfordshire. It aims to support those most affected by COVID-19 and to transform hundreds of lives through exercise and activity. To help launch this project a webinar is being held on Tuesday 6 July (10am to 11.30am) to explain how it can help people who have been shielding or feel lonely and isolated. It will also describe how to refer into the scheme.

For further information and to book your place via Eventbrite.

NHS's Birthday!

NHS birthday 2021, Monday 5 July 2021
 
As the NHS turns 73, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out. Here are the main activities that we are organising nationally:
 
Saturday 3 July
 
• Memorial service: the NHS will hold a special memorial service to remember NHS colleagues who have sadly died during the pandemic. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get.../memorial-service/
 
• Light up blue: landmark buildings in towns and cities across the country are helping the NHS celebrate as it turns 73 this year by ‘lighting up blue’. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get-involved/light-it-blue/
 
Sunday 4 July
 
• Thank You Day: the Together Coalition will lead a national day of thanks and recognition to celebrate the incredible work of our NHS staff. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get-involved/thank-you-day/
 
Monday 5 July
 
• St Paul’s service: NHS staff who were on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19 will be at the heart of a special service of commemoration and thanksgiving to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../national-service-of.../
 
• Big Tea: from 3pm, join NHS Charities Together and take a tea break like no other. https://www.england.nhs.uk/.../get-involved/the-nhs-big-tea/

Thank You Day

We all have someone to say thank you to this year. Let’s get together and make Sunday 4th July the UK’s biggest ever thank you party!

Are you in?

 

National Clean Air Day

Let's protect our children's health from air pollution this #CleanAirDay - 17 June.

https://www.cleanairday.org.uk/

 

Cervical Screening Awareness Week

14-20 June 2021

Coronavirus has changed lots of things, but Cervical Screening Awareness Week isn’t one of them.

If you are due cervical screening or have had a test cancelled, you might be wondering what is going on. Whether it’s your first or your last test, this week we’re going to help you understand changes to cervical screening as a result of coronavirus, including what to expect if you go.

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/get-involved/campaign/cervical-screening-awareness-week

 

Men's Health Week

You'll have surely guessed the theme for Men's Health Week 2021. For 2020, It was 'Take Action on Covid-19'. The week ran from from 15-21 June. All the links and downloads are still available via the links.

https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mhw

 

Carers Week

7-13 June 2021

https://www.carersweek.org/

 

1-31 MAY 2021

NATIONAL WALKING MONTH

National Walking Month encourages people to walk more throughout May. The focus this year is #WALKTHISMAY. For more information about the Initiatives visit the website . Let us know how your walks are helping your mental health useing the #WALKTHISMAY to @NHSE_Wellbeing.

 

10-16 MAY 2021

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Mental Health Awareness Week is a UK event supported by the Mental Health Foundation. The aim is to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental health. For information on how to get involved in the awareness week visit Mental Health Week. Take a look at our dedicated webpage on mental health in the workplace.

 

 

5 MAY 2021

GLOBAL HAND HYGIENE DAY

In Your Hands - prevents Sepsis in healthcare on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Sepsis is estimated to affect more than 30 million patients every year worldwide. For more information visit the WHO website

 

National Healthy Eating Week

3-9 MAY 2021

DEAF AWARENESS WEEK

The aim of Deaf Awareness Week is to raise awareness of hearing loss in the UK and its impact on people's lives. Get involved through the UK Council on Deafness website

3-9 MAY 2021

SUN AWARENESS WEEK

Get involved in raising awareness across the UK by ordering free posters and leaflets from the Sun Awareness range. For more information visit the British Association of Dermatologists website

 

1-30 APRIL 2021

STRESS AWARENESS MONTH

Stress Awareness Month is held every April to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Talk about stress and it’s effects, share your coping mechanisms and be nice to those who are stressed and anxious. The most crucial thing you can do when you are stressed or anxious is to make sure you are continuing to look after yourself. Make time to relax when you need to and learn to say no to requests that are too much for you. For more information take a look at the Stress Management Society Website.

The Stress Management Society - From Distress to De-Stress